◆ The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.
- William Feather99
◆ I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
- Robert Burns99
◆ Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
- Leo Rosten99
◆ Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
- Compton MacKenzie Sr99
◆ He that tries to recommend (Shakespeare) by select quotations, will succeed like the pedant in "Hierocles", who, when he offered his house to sale, carried a brick in his pocket as a specimen
- Samuel Johnson99
◆ The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
- William Somerset Maugham99
◆ Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths that give life perspective and meaning. When it comes to life's most important lessons, we can all use gentle reminders.
- Chriswell Freeman99
◆ I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself.
- Marlene Dietrich99
◆ It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. The quotations, when engraved upon the memory, give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
- Winston Churchill99
◆ A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
- Joseph Roux99
◆ In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
- Andre Maurois99
◆ The point of quotations is that one can use another's words to be insulting.
- Carolyn Gold Heilbrun99
◆ A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a witty person, but a pebble in the hands of a fool.
◆ A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion
- Robert Chapman99
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