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“A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.”
“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”
“A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.”
“Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said”
“I have not always in my dealings with General de Gaulle found quotations from Trafalgar and Waterloo necessarily productive, and he has been very tactful about the Battle of Hastings.”
“The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.”
“With all deference to Chairman Mao and other authors whose quotations derive from longer works, it seemed that I was becoming the world's first writer of self-contained ready-made quotations”
“The trouble with Germans is not that they fire shells, but that they engrave them with quotations from Kant”
“Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.”
“Books of quotations are an elemental model of how culture is perpetuated, the wisdom of the trite passed on to posterity, to be added to, edited, and modified by subsequent generations.”
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