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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 obvious reason that he has read too widely.

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Human success is a quotation from overhead.

Human success is a quotation from overhead.

by Charles H. Parkhurst Found in: Quotes Quotes,
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Apothegms to thinking minds are the seeds from which spring vast fields of new thought, that may be further cultivated, read more

Apothegms to thinking minds are the seeds from which spring vast fields of new thought, that may be further cultivated, beautified, and enlarged.

by James Ramsey Found in: Quotes Quotes,
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The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation read more

The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: Quotes Quotes,
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One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.

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The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

by Benjamin Disraeli Found in: Quotes Quotes,
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I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. •George Bernard Shaw It is better to read more

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. •George Bernard Shaw It is better to be quotable than to be honest. •Tom Stoppard Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations. •Orson Welles Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

by George Bernard Shaw Found in: Quotes Quotes,
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A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.

A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.

by Lord Peter Wimsey Found in: Quotes Quotes,
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Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.

Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.

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The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make. •Vice read more

The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make. •Vice President Dan Quayle Quoting: the act of repeating erroneously the words of another. •Ambrose Bierce You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writes in the world.

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