A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on language, quotations, and stability

Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Dictionary of the English Language, Preface

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A Quote by Rush H. Limbaugh III on conservatism, constitution, liberals, and quotations

What's the difference between a liberal and a conservative? A liberal will interpret the constitution, a conservative will quote it!

Rush Limbaugh (1951 -)

Source: Carl of Mesa AZ

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on quotations

He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Many Inventions, 1893, The Finest Story in the World

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A Quote by Ronald Wilson Reagan on jobs, niceness, and quotations

That's the nice thing about this job. You get to quote yourself shamelessly. If you don't, Larry Speakes will.

Ronald Reagan (1911 -)

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A Quote by Robert W. Shaunon on authors, consequences, language, perfection, quotations, thought, trifle, and truth

Perhaps the reader may ask, of what consequence is it whether the author's exact language is preserved or not, provided we have his thought? The answer is, that inaccurate quotation is a sin against truth. It may appear in any particular instance to be a trifle, but perfection consists in small things, and perfection is no trifle.

Robert W. Shaunon

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A Quote by Robert M. Hamilton on books and quotations

A book of quotations . . . can never be complete.

Robert M. Hamilton

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A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on quotations

The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.

Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945)

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A Quote by Robert Chapman on quotations

A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion.

Robert Chapman

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on books, controversy, neighbors, quotations, sermons, world, and path

If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than his neighbor, tho' he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door. [Mrs. Yule stated in The Docket, Feb. 1912, that she copied this in her handbook from a lecture delivered by Emerson. The 'mouse-trap' quotation was the occasion of a long controversy, owing to Elbert Hubbard's claim to its authorship.]

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Mrs. Sarah S. B. Yule (1856–1916), Borrowings, 1889

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on ancestry and quotations

Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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