Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
Alfred North Whitehead
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Amos Bronson Alcott
A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
Life itself is a quotation.
Jorge Luis Borges
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
I quote others only the better to express myself.
Michel de Montaigne
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Miguel de Saavedra Cervantes
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
George Bernard Shaw
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.
Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?
Philip G. Hamerton
I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound - if I can remember any of the damn things.
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
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.
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