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No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought read more

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

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Every writing career starts as a personal quest for sainthood, for self-betterment. Sooner or later, and as a rule quite read more

Every writing career starts as a personal quest for sainthood, for self-betterment. Sooner or later, and as a rule quite soon, a man discovers that his pen accomplishes a lot more than his soul.

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We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often read more

We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living.

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Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.

Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.

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He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He read more

He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.

by John Aubrey Found in: Books and reading Quotes,
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Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come.

Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come.

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A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished.

A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished.

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Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather read more

Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.

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Wear the old coat and buy the new book.

Wear the old coat and buy the new book.

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