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    To quote copiously and well requires taste, judgment and erudition, a feeling for the beautiful, an appreciation of the noble, and a sense of the profound

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A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks read more

A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.

by Brendan Francis 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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Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Quotations Quotes,
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An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.

An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.

by Letitia Landon Found in: Quotations Quotes,
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With all deference to Chairman Mao and other authors whose quotations derive from longer works, it seemed that I was read more

With all deference to Chairman Mao and other authors whose quotations derive from longer works, it seemed that I was becoming the world's first writer of self-contained ready-made quotations

by Ashleigh Brilliant Found in: Quotations Quotes,
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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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The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

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By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.

By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.

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I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by read more

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.

by Marlene Dietrich Found in: Quotations Quotes,
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