One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Amos Bronson Alcott
A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.
Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
David H. Comins
Life itself is a quotation.
Jorge Luis Borges
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
A book of quotations - can never be complete.
Robert M. Hamilton