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“The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.”
“In the dime stores and bus stations, People talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, Draw conclusions on the wall”
“Every man is a borrower and a mimic, life is theatrical and literature a quotation”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.”
William Somerset Maugham
“When a thing has been said and well said, have no scruple; take it and copy it”
“I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.”
“A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.”
“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.”
“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”
“The point of quotations is that one can use another's words to be insulting.”
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