Some of My Favorite Quotes


We are come too late, by several thousand years, to say any thing new in morality. The finest and most beautiful thoughts concerning manners, have been carried away before our times, and nothing is left for us, but to glean after the ancients, and the most ingenious of the moderns.
- Jean de la Bruyere

No man having leisure to learn all things, a wise man must be sure to lay hold on that which is most useful.
- Richard Baxter

He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge--
who knows who has written and where it is to be found.
- A.A. Hodge

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
- Winston Churchill

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy.
- William Penn

The secret for success in life is to be ready for opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The next best thing to knowing something is to know where to find it.
- Samuel Johnson

Man's most judicious trait is a good sense of what not to believe.
- Euripides

That men do not learn much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach us.
- Aldous Huxley

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man by argument.
- William McAdoo

Good sayings are like pearls strung together.
- Chinese Proverb

Half knowledge is worse than ignorance.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

If I had read as much as other men, I would have known no more than they.
Thomas Hobbes

Every man who know how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
- Aldous Huxley

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
- George Bernard Shaw


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