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    He that tries to recommend (Shakespeare) by select quotations, will succeed like the pedant in "Hierocles", who, when he offered his house to sale, carried a brick in his pocket as a specimen

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Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author

Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Quotations Quotes,
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In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.

by Andre Maurois 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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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 man is a borrower and a mimic, life is theatrical and literature a quotation

Every man is a borrower and a mimic, life is theatrical and literature a quotation

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Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.

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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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Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths that give life perspective and meaning. When it comes to life's read more

Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths that give life perspective and meaning. When it comes to life's most important lessons, we can all use gentle reminders.

by Chriswell Freeman 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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