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A couplet of verse, a period of prose, may cling to the rock of ages as a shell that survives a deluge.

A good thought is a great boon for which God is first to be thanked; next, he who is the first to utter it; and then in a lesser but still a considerable degree, the friend who is the first to quote it to us.

A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word as good. - What he quotes he fills with his own voice and humor, and the whole cyclopedia of his table-talk is presently believed to be his own.

A quotation at the right moment is like bread in a famine.

A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion.

A thing is never too often repeated which is never sufficiently learned.

A verse may find him who a sermon flies.

Abstracts, abridgments, summaries, etc., have the same use as burning glasses, to collect the diffused rays of wit and learning in authors, and make them point with warmth and quickness upon the reader's imagination.

By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.

Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.

Fine words! - I wonder where you stole them.

Full of wise saws and modern instances.

Have at you with a proverb.

He presents me with what is always an acceptable gift who brings me news of a great thought before unknown. He enriches me without impoverishing himself.

He that recalls the attention of mankind to any part of learning which time has left behind it, may be truly said to advance the literature of his own age.

I have only made a nosegay of culled flowers, and have brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them together.

I have somewhere seen it observed that we should make the same use of a book that the bee does of a flower; she steals sweets from it, but does not injure it.

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 pluck up the goodlisome herbs of sentences by pruning, eat them by reading, digest them by musing, and lay them up at length in the high seat of memory by gathering them together; that so, having tasted their sweetness, I may the less perceive the bitterness of life.

I quote others in order to better express my own self.


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