quotations

A Quote by Mark Twain on belief, chance, confidence, deception, good, inventions, and quotations

It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with confidence, stands a good chance to deceive.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Margaret Collier Graham on clothes, joy, needs, people, and quotations

People need joy. Quote as much as clothing. Some of them need it far more.

Margaret Collier Graham

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A Quote by Louise Guiney on authors, blessings, and quotations

Quotations (such as have point and lack triteness) from the great old authors are an act of reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.

Louise Guiney

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A Quote by Jules Henri Poincaré on art, giving, mathematics, names, poetry, and quotations

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things. [As opposed to the quotation: Poetry is the art of giving different names to the same thing].

Jules Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912)

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A Quote by John Adams on blessings, gold, heaven, honesty, men, presidency, and quotations

I Pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessing on THIS HOUSE, and on All that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof! President Franklin D. Roosevelt had this lettered in gold in the marble over the fireplace in the State Dining Room of the White House. The quotation above follows the capitalization used in the inscription.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on quotations

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by Hippocrates on ambition, argument, audiences, poets, quotations, and wishes

If for the sake of a crowded audience you do wish to hold a lecture, your ambition is no laudable one, and at least avoid all citations from the poets, for to quote them argues feeble industry.

Hippocrates (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: Precepts

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on jobs, lies, nations, people, and quotations

I have tried my best to give the nation everything I had in me. There are probably a million people who could have done the job better than I did it, but I had the job and I always quote an epitaph on a tombstone in a cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona: "Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damndest."

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by George Eliot on ability, experience, maxims, practicality, and quotations

In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 2, ch. 15 (1874 --76), of the Rector (Gwendolen Harleth's uncle).

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on conversation and quotations

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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