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Euphonic and harmonious expressions forcible just profound

Euphonic and harmonious expressions, forcible and just expressions, profound and comprehensive expressions, and especially apt and witty expressions, each have their specific influence upon

Nothing ever becomes real till it is

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced

Dr richard bentley 1662 1742 is said one

Dr. Richard Bentley (1662-1742)… is said one day, on finding his son reading a novel, to have remarked

Besides it happens how i cannot tell

Besides, it happens (how, I cannot tell) that an idea launched like a javelin in proverbial form strikes with sharper point on the hearer’s

Its such a pleasure to write down

It’s such a pleasure to write down splendid words

Take my advice dear reader dont talk

Take my advice, dear reader, don’t talk epigrams even if you have the gift. I know, to those have, the temptation is almost irresistible.

Quotations will tell the full measure of

Quotations will tell the full measure of meaning, if you have enough of them. ~James Murray

Proverbs are the literature of reason french

Proverbs are the literature of reason. ~French Proverb

They never get ahead an inch because

They never get ahead an inch, because they are always hugging some coward maxim, which they can only interpret literally…. Of what use is

The proverbs of a nation furnish the

The proverbs of a nation furnish the index to its spirit and the results of its civilization. ~Timothy Titcomb (J.G. Holland), “An Exordial Essay,”

The only way to read a book

The only way to read a book of aphorisms without being bored is to open it at random and, having found something that interests

It has been said that death ends

It has been said that death ends all things. This is a mistake. It does not end the volume of practical quotations, and it

I believe it was gayelord hauser the

I believe it was Gayelord Hauser, the nutritionist, who said that “you are what you eat,” but if you happen to be an intellectual,

In ancient days tradition says when knowledge

In ancient days, tradition says, When knowledge was much stinted

This little book is not put forth

This little book is not put forth to supply an imperative demand, but rather with the hope of creating one. So far as is

Misquotation is in fact the pride and

Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he

Many useful and valuable books lie buried

Many useful and valuable books lie buried in shops and libraries, unknown and unexamined, unless some lucky compiler opens them by chance, and finds

To me novels are just quotations with

To me, novels are just quotations with a bunch of filler. ~Terri Guillemets

Books are the beehives of thought laconics

Books are the beehives of thought; laconics, the honey taken from them. ~James Ellis, quoted in Edge-Tools of Speech by Maturin M. Ballou, 1899TPVgb:jTseAQAAMAAJ

Nevertheless a maxim does not necessarily become

Nevertheless, a maxim does not necessarily become a proverb. Many grubs never grow to butterflies; and a maxim is only a proverb in its

These fruit thoughts of a students learned leisure

These fruit-thoughts of a student’s learned leisure, may aptly become the seed-thoughts for many vacant and desultory hours of other men. Our American mind,

Epigrams succeed where epics fail persian proverb

Epigrams succeed where epics fail. ~Persian Proverb

Some for renown on scraps of learning

Some for renown on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote. To patch-work learned quotations are allied; Both strive

At any rate nothing was more characteristic

At any rate, nothing was more characteristic of him [Walter Benjamin] in the thirties than the little notebooks with black covers which he always

One has to secrete a jelly in

One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people’s throats

Dont quote your proverb till you bring

Don’t quote your proverb till you bring your ship into port. ~Gaelic Proverb

Gnomic wisdom however is notoriously polychrome and

Gnomic wisdom, however, is notoriously polychrome, and proverbs depend for their truth entirely on the occasion they are applied to. Almost every wise saying

What remains therefore but that our last

What remains therefore, but that our last Recourse must be had to large Indexes, and little Compendiums; Quotations must be plentifully gathered, and bookt

Now we sit through shakespeare in order

Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations. ~Orson Welles, attributed

Books of quotation are not only importance

Books of quotation are not only of importance to the reader for what they contain of matured thought, but also for what they suggest.

The lips of the wise are as

The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet; no sooner are they opened, but treasures are poured out before thee.

The profoundest thought or passion sleeps as

The profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until an equal mind and heart finds and publishes it. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Quotation

The wise men of old have sent

The wise men of old have sent most of their morality down the stream of time in the light skiff of apothegm or epigram;

The great writers of aphorisms read as

The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other well. ~Elias Canetti

The aphorism is cultivated only by those

The aphorism is cultivated only by those who have known fear in the midst of words, that fear of collapsing with all the words.

A mans life is often builded on

A man’s life is often builded on a proverb. ~Hebrew Proverb

We prefer to think that the absence

We prefer to think that the absence of inverted commas guarantees the originality of a thought, whereas it may be merely that the utterer

Oh to say something so fine memorable

Oh, to say something so fine, so memorable, that it carries across time, oceans, and languages! ~Willis Goth Regier, Quotology, 2010TPV, UWP, p.3

A learned historian declared to me of

A learned historian declared to me of a contemporary, that the latter had appropriated his researches; he might, indeed, and he had a right

Whoever reads only to transcribe or quote

Whoever reads only to transcribe or quote shining remarks without entering into the genius and spirit of the author, will be apt to be

I wonder if an ever occurs before

I wonder if “an” ever occurs before “haughty” except in a quotation, or whether you can make anything sound like a quotation by adding

For i am proverbed with a grandsire

For I am proverbed with a grandsire phrase… ~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

A quoting author is just as ridiculous

A quoting author is just as ridiculous as a country girl upon her first coming to town; who being decked up by the help

To select well among old things is

To select well among old things is almost equal to inventing new ones. ~Nicolas Charles Joseph Trublet

Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the

Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the uninspired. ~Attributed to Richard Kemph

My readers who may at first be

My readers, who may at first be apt to consider Quotation as downright pedantry, will be surprised when I assure them, that next to

Quotation is more universal and ancient than

Quotation is more universal and more ancient than one would perhaps believe. ~James Boswell, “The Hypochondriack,” No.XXI, The London Magazine: Or, Gentleman’s Monthly Intelligencer,

A proper collection of quotations is the

A proper collection of quotations is the whole world digested. ~Terri Guillemets

It is the little writer rather than

It is the little writer rather than the great writer who seems never to quote, and the reason is that he is never really

A garbled quotation is equivalent to a

A garbled quotation is equivalent to a betrayal, an insult, a prejudice. ~E.M. CioranAnathemas and Admirations

Life itself is a quotation jorge luis

Life itself is a quotation. ~Jorge Luis Borgesquoted in Cool Memories by Jean Baudrillard, 1987

An anthology of quotations is a museum

An anthology of quotations is a museum of utterances. ~Gary Saul Morson, The Words of Others: From Quotations to Culture, 2011TPVgb, UWP, p.34

A common place book is what a provident poet

A Common-place-Book is what a provident Poet cannot subsist without, for this proverbial Reason, that great Wits have short Memories; and whereas, on the

The man who writes a single line

The man who writes a single line, And hears it often quoted, Will in his life time surely shine, And be hereafter noted. ~Frederic

Most of the classical citations you shall

Most of the classical citations you shall hear or read in the current journals or speeches were not drawn from the originals, but from

As a good housewife out of divers

As a good housewife out of divers fleeces weaves one piece of cloth, a bee gathers wax and honey out of many flowers, and

Say what you want without saying it

Say what you want without saying it yourself: quote. Very useful, this, sometimes lovely, and versatile, too: big thoughts in small pieces, neatly wrapped

A proverb is an exploding atom of

A proverb is an exploding atom of wisdom. ~Gaston Kabor

You could compile i should think the

You could compile, I should think, the worst book in the world entirely out of selecting passages from the best writers in the world.

Hush little bright line dont you cry

Hush, little bright line, don’t you cry You’ll be a clich

The multiplicity of facts and writings is

The multiplicity of facts and writings is become so great that every thing must soon be reduced to extracts and dictionaries. ~Voltairequoted in Sylva;

It is perfectly delightful to take advantage

It is perfectly delightful to take advantage of the conscientious labors of those who go through and through volume after volume, divide with infinite

How many of us have been first

How many of us have been first attracted to reason, first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies

Quotologists encounter happy surprises bright books by

Quotologists encounter happy surprises, bright books by faded authors, treasures hidden under dust. ~Willis Goth Regier, Quotology, 2010TPV, UWP, p.xvii

Unraveling proverbs is a suitable puzzle for

Unraveling proverbs is a suitable puzzle for an old man. I put pieces in order and build up a kind of Utopian castle. ~Matti

Such do not always understand the authors

Such do not always understand the authors whose names adorn their barren pages, and which are taken, too, from the third or the thirtieth

The attribution of a speaker is in

The attribution of a speaker is in fact a part of the quotation. Some statements simply are better if a certain famous person said

There is a homely directness about these

There is a homely directness about these rustic apothegms which makes them far more palatable than the strained and sophisticated epigrams of the characters

Im discovering that everybody is a closet

Terri, I’m discovering that everybody is a closet quotesmith. Just give them a chance. www.robertbrault.com/2009/05/more-thoughts-on-art-and-artists.html#comments~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

A knowledge of general literature is one

A knowledge of general literature is one of the evidences of an enlightened mind; and to give an apt quotation at a fitting time,

The ancients who in these matters were

The ancients, who in these matters were not perhaps such blockheads as some may conceive, considered poetical quotation as one of the requisite ornaments

Proverbs often contradict one another as any

Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that

Maria edgeworth grumbled against vandals who ruined

Maria Edgeworth grumbled against vandals who ruined immortal works by quoting the life out of them. “How far our literature may in future suffer

When i hear or read a good

[W]hen I hear or read a good line I can hardly wait to tell it to somebody else… ~Robert Byrne, The Third and Possibly

What is all wisdom save a collection

What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings

Who knows but that all the men

Who knows but that all the men to whom reference has been made, and a multitude of others who lived in by-gone ages borrowed

And as hearbes and trees are bettered

And as hearbes and trees are bettered and fortified by being transplanted, so formes of speach are embellished and graced by variation…. As in

Were a compulsive but amiable crew those

We’re a compulsive but amiable crew, those of us who feel, or have felt, the compulsion to re-record the bright thoughts of other men

At all events the next best thing

At all events, the next best thing to being witty one’s self, is to be able to quote another’s wit. ~Christian Nestell Bovee, “Quoters

A good thought is indeed a great

A good thought is indeed a great boon, for which God is to be first thanked; next he who is the first to utter

Whatever we think and say is wonderfully

Whatever we think and say is wonderfully better for our spirits and trust in another mouth. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Quotation and Originality,” Letters and

The art of quotation requires more delicacy

The art of quotation requires more delicacy in the practice than those conceive who can see nothing more in a quotation than an extract.

An epigram is a gag thats played

An epigram is a gag that’s played Carnegie Hall. ~Oscar Levantquoteinvestigator.com/2010/12/30/epigram-is-a-wisecrack (Thanks, Garson O’Toole of quoteinvestigator.com!)

What is an epigram a dwarfish whole

What is an Epigram? A dwarfish Whole, Its Body brevity, and wit its Soul. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Epigrams”TPVgb reprinted but “it’s” 9k4JAAAAQAAJ, earliest reprint

Attend to me sancho i do not

Attend to me, Sancho, I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and seasonably applied; but to be for ever discharging them,

The curious hunter up of rare quotations the

…the curious hunter-up of rare quotations… the young and struggling scribbler… ~William Francis Henry King, “Introduction,” Classical and Foreign Quotations, 1889TPVgb:m0jYAAAAMAAJ; QE2

When a man thinks happily he finds

When a man thinks happily, he finds no foot-track in the field he traverses. All spontaneous thought is irrespective of all else. ~Ralph Waldo

Unless created as freestanding works quotations resemble

Unless created as freestanding works, quotations resemble “found” art. They are analogous, say, to a piece of driftwood identified as formally interesting enough to

We sometimes think of quotations as extracts

We sometimes think of quotations as extracts from larger texts, but some quotations originated complete unto themselves. ~Gary Saul Morson, The Words of Others:

This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons

This fellow pecks up wit, as pigeons peas; And utters it again when God doth please: He is wit’s pedler; and retails his wares…

Someone who can write aphorisms should not

Someone who can write aphorisms should not fritter away his time writing essays. ~Karl Kraus, translated from German by Harry ZohnTPVgb, quoted in Half-Truths

Immortality i notice that as soon writers

Immortality. I notice that as soon as writers broach this question they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know. ~Ralph

Aphorism n predigested wisdom the flabby

APHORISM, n. Predigested wisdom.     The flabby wine-skin of his brain     Yields to some pathologic strain,     And voids from

Fine phrases i value more than bank notes

Fine phrases I value more than bank-notes. I have ear for no other harmony than the harmony of words. To be occasionally quoted is

A good maxim is never out of

A good maxim is never out of season. ~English Proverb

A verse may find him whom a

A verse may find him whom a sermon flies, And turn delight into a sacrifice… ~George Herbert, “Church Porch,” The Templequoted in Notes and

It is a pleasure to be able

It is a pleasure to be able to quote lines to fit any occasion… ~Abraham LincolnRecollected Words of Abraham Lincoln

The obscurest sayings of the truly great

The obscurest sayings of the truly great are often those which contain the germ of the profoundest and most useful truths. Genius rapidly traverses

In such a case the writer is

In such a case the writer is apt to have recourse to epigrams. Somewhere in this world there is an epigram for every dilemma.