Quotes By Rote

In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment.

~ Pliny the Elder

It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be wiity every day than to say pretty things from time to time.
~ Honore' de Balzac

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
~ Kyle Chandler

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
~ Don Marquis

Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.
~ Baltasar Gracian

Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.
~ Lord Chesterfield


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