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The most poignant quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate and learn from


Note: Throughout history the rich and famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.

Quotations

"A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience." ~ Cervantes

Quotation, n.: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated. ~ Ambrose Bierce

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself. ~ Marlene Dietrich

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A book of quotations... can never be complete. ~ Robert M. Hamilton

I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things. ~ Dorothy Parker

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well. ~ A. Bronson Alcott

Let's have some new cliches. ~ Samuel Goldwyn

I often quote myself, it adds spice to my conversation. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Life itself is a quotation. Jorge Luis Borges

Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language. ~ Samuel Johnson

The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other well. ~ Elias Canetti, The Human Province, 1978

The platitude turned on its head is still a platitude. ~ Norman Mailer

I'll tell you something. I'd rather say something that people would quote as a great line that I thought of than win an Oscar. ~ Jerry Seinfeld

"I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own." ~ John Bartlett

Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted. ~ Hesketh Pearson

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 Churchill

The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him. ~ Robert Benchley

A wholesome regard for the memory of the great men of long ago is the best assurance to a people of a continuation of great men to come, who shall be able to instruct, to lead, and to inspire. A people who worship at the shrine of true greatness will themselves be truly great. ~ Calvin Coolidge

Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted. ~ Hesketh Pearson

I quote others only in order the better to express myself. ~ Michel de Montaigne

By necessity, by proclivity-- and by delight, we all quote. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Quotations and Originality

I've come to find that no matter how stressed my day--a little coacing from my collection of quotes can always help give me a confidence boost--that spark of radiance that shines from within. ~ Joan Lunden, Making the Most of Every Day

Whatever sentence will bear to be read twice, we may be sure was thought twice. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Few maxims are true in every respect. ~ Vauvenargues

A quotation at the right moment is like bread in a famine. ~ The Talmud

Doubts can only exist if there is a question; and to question there must be an answer. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

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