of My Favorite Quotes
are come too late, by several thousand years, to say any thing
new in morality. The finest and most beautiful thoughts concerning
manners, have been carried away before our times, and nothing
is left for us, but to glean after the ancients, and the most
ingenious of the moderns.
- Jean de la Bruyere
more an idea is developed the more concise becomes its expression
; the more a tree is pruned, the better is the fruit.
- Alfred Bougeant
man having leisure to learn all things, a wise man must be
sure to lay hold on that which is most useful.
- Richard Baxter
proverb is the wit of one man, and the wisdom of many.
- Earl Russell
proverbs of a nation furnish the index to its spirit and
the results of its civilization.
- J. G. Holland
downright fact may be briefly told.
- John Ruskin
are the daughters of daily experience.
- Dutch Saying
like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and
esteem of ages through which they have passed.
- Sir William Temple
is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
- Winston Churchill
sufficient reason why we should occupy ourselves with the
past of our language is, because the present is only intelligible
in the light of the past, often of a very remote past indeed.
- Richard Chenevix Trench
nation's proverbs are as precious as its ballads, as useful
and perhaps more instructive.
- London Quarterly Review
you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with
sunbeams — the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
- Robert Southey
sayings are like pearls strung together.
- Chinese Proverb
proverb is a wise saying often repeated.
- F. Nunez
are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
- Lord Byron
fewer the words, the greater the profit.
- Francois Fenelon
man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself,
to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life
full, significant and interesting.
- Aldous Huxley
maxim is like the seed of a plant, which the soul it is thrown
into must expand into leaves and flowers and fruit.
- Madame de Sartory
vou hear a wise sentenee or an apt phrase, commit it to your
- Sir Henry Sidney
sentences are like sharp nails driving truth into our memory.
read a book you cannot quote?
- R. Bentley
observations drawn from particulars are the jewels of knowledge,
comprehending great store in a little room.
- John Locke
are the lamps to words.
- Persian Saying
books we have the choicest thoughts of the ablest men in their
- John Aiken
writings of the wise are the only riches our posterity can
- Walter Savage Landor
proverb is to speech what salt is to food.
- Arabic Saying
ingredients of a good proverb are sense, shortness and salt.
are delightful in theory, but impossible in practice.
principles must be had from books, which, however, must be
brought to the test of real life. In conversation you never
get a system.
- Samuel Johnson
best of prophets of the future is the past.
- Lord Byron
may get a large amount of truth into a brief space.
- Henry Ward Beecher
flowers are to gardens, spices to food, gems to a garment,
and stars to heaven;
are proverbs interwoven in speech.
- Hebrew Saying