Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Why are not more gems from our great authors scattered over the country... Let every bookworm, when in any fragrant, scarce, old tome he discovers a sentence, a story, an illustration, that does his heart good, hasten to give it.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?
Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
Oscar Wilde

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

It is rather to be chosen than great riches, unless I have omitted something from the quotation.
Robert Benchley

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