Quotes About Quotes

Quotes About Quotes

He who trains his tongue to quote the learned sages, will be known far and wide as a smart *ss. -Howard Kandel

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

Quotations will tell the full measure of meaning, if you have enough of them. -James Murray

It’s such a pleasure to write down splendid words – almost as though one were inventing them. -Rupert Hart-Davis

It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with confidence, stands a good chance to deceive. -Mark Twain

Somewhere in the world there is an epigram for every dilemma. -Hendrik Willem van Loon

Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the uninspired. -Richard Kemph

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

People will accept your idea much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first. -David H. Comins

Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds. -Terri Guillemets

A proper collection of quotations is the whole world digested. -Terri Guillemets

The power of quotation is as dreadful a weapon as any which the human intellect can forge. -John Jay Chapman

It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. -Franklin P. Jones

It is the little writer rather than the great writer who seems never to quote, and the reason is that he is never really doing anything else. -Havelock Ellis

An aphorism is a single sentence that totally exhausts its subject. -Robert Brault

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

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

There are aphorisms that, like air planes, stay up only while they are in motion. -Vladimir Nabokov

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    • doreen
    • September 10, 2010

    Thanks Shawn and nice weekend.

    • Pushpa Nair
    • March 5, 2012

    this site is very good. Every quote has contentional truth with wisdom thoughts. I visit this site every day to collect the best thougt for the day

    1. Reply

      Thanks Pushpa. I’m glad I could help you in some small way and that you come here often. Thanks for commenting; please say hi more often. 🙂

    • Linda Linguvic
    • April 13, 2012

    Looking forward to the new page.

    I have been enjoying your daily quote though the years. Thank you so much.

    • Gaurav
    • April 13, 2012

    Dear Shawn,
    Your quotes are like Life saving drug for us.
    Please keep sending the same to all of us.
    Can i put a link of your site on my website.
    Best Regards,

    1. Reply

      Ha ha! Thanks, Guarav. Sometimes the “wisdom buzz” you get from quotes are like drugs. Regarding your question…yes! What’s your website?

    • Sally Williams
    • April 15, 2012


    Thank you so much. I have enjoyed your daily quotes for quite some time now and am looking forward to new and exciting things.

    1. Reply

      Thanks Sally. I hope you’re signed up to the new RSS email updates. 🙂

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