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    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.

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When a thing has been said and well said, have no scruple; take it and copy it

When a thing has been said and well said, have no scruple; take it and copy it

by Anatole France Found in: Quotations Quotes,
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I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul

I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul

by Max Beerbohm Found in: Quotations Quotes,
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I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right read more

I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.

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Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.

Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.

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I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle read more

I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.

by Robert Burns Found in: Quotations Quotes,
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Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said

Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said

by Jean Rostand Found in: Quotations Quotes,
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To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.

To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.

by Alexander Smith Found in: Quotations Quotes,
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Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap read more

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.

by Leo Rosten Found in: Quotations Quotes,
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Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests and mines and stone quarries; read more

Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests and mines and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors

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