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Kenobi, Obi-Wan (Ben)
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Pop-Up Tools MenuApothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
Alger, William Rounseville
Added: 2004-09-02
Pop-Up Tools MenuTo appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius; a vital appropriating exercise of mind closely allied to that which first created it.
Alger, William Rounseville
Added: 2004-09-02
Pop-Up Tools MenuHanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted.
Allen, Fred
Added: 2004-09-02
Pop-Up Tools MenuI have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own.
Bartlett, John
Added: 2004-09-28
Pop-Up Tools MenuThe surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.
Benchley, Robert Charles
Added: 2004-09-02
Pop-Up Tools MenuQuoting: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett
Added: 2004-10-07
Pop-Up Tools MenuFor every proverb that confidently asserts its little bit of wisdom, there is usually an equal and opposite proverb that contradicts it.
Boston, Richard
Added: 2004-02-08
Pop-Up Tools MenuTo quote copiously and well, requires taste, judgement, and erudition, a feeling for the beautiful, an appreciation of the noble, and a sense of the profound.
Bovee, Christian Nestell
Added: 2004-09-02
Pop-Up Tools MenuAn aphorism is true where it has fixed the impression of a genuine experience.
Bradley, Francis Herbert
Added: 2004-09-28
Pop-Up Tools MenuA couplet of verse, a period of prose, may cling to the rock of ages as a shell that survives a deluge.
Bulwer-Lytton, Edward Robert
Added: 2004-08-31
Pop-Up Tools MenuI pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
Burns, Robert
Added: 2004-09-02
Pop-Up Tools MenuBut words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces,
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
Byron, Lord George Gordon Noel
Added: 2004-08-31
Pop-Up Tools MenuThe best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self activity
Carlyle, Thomas
Added: 2003-05-09
Pop-Up Tools MenuA proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Cervantes, Miguel de
Added: 2004-08-16
Pop-Up Tools Menu[Proverbs are] short sentences drawn from long experiences.
Cervantes, Miguel de
Added: 2004-08-31
Pop-Up Tools MenuBeware of thinkers whose minds function only when they are fuelled by a quotation.
Cioran, Emile M
         Anathemas and Admirations, 1986
Added: 2004-09-29
Pop-Up Tools MenuA man of maxims only, is like a Cyclops with one eye, and that in the back of his head.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Added: 2004-08-31
Pop-Up Tools MenuWhat is an Epigram? A dwarfish whole,
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Added: 2004-08-31
Pop-Up Tools MenuWhy are not more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books are not in everybody's reach; and though it is better to know them thoroughly than to know them only here and there, yet it is a good work to give a little to those who have neither time nor means to get more. Let every bookworm, when in any fragrant, scarce old tome he discovers a sentence, a story, an illustration, that does his heart good, hasten to give it.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Added: 2004-08-31
Pop-Up Tools MenuPithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.
Diderot, Denis
Added: 2004-08-31
Pop-Up Tools MenuI love them because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself.
Dietrich, Marlene
         On Quotations
Added: 2004-08-31
Pop-Up Tools MenuThe wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.
Disraeli, Benjamin
Added: 2004-02-17
Pop-Up Tools MenuWhen we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, an opening quotation is a symphony preluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.
Disraeli, Benjamin
Added: 2004-11-14
Pop-Up Tools MenuNever be so brief as to become obscure.
Edwards, Tyron
Added: 2004-08-31
Pop-Up Tools MenuSense, brevity, and point are the elements of a good proverb.
Edwards, Tyron
Added: 2004-08-31

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