Quotes By Rote

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.

~ Sir Winston Churchill

When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
~ William Makepeace Thackeray

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
~ Mark Twain

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
~ Mark Twain

Be wiser than other people if you can but do not tell them so.
~ Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

There is much pleasure ot be gained from useless knowledge.
~ Bertrand Russell


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