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Famous Quotations

To those who would claim quotation is nothing more than W. Somerset Maugham's "serviceable substitute for wit" or Dorothy Sayers' "facility for covering the absence of original thought", I humbly accept the rebuke and declare myself "guilty as charged". However, since I am immune to such criticism and far too modest to post my own quotes, I thought I would share with you the fruits of my efforts to bring you some of my favourite quotations by 'others' on a select few themes. I hope you will experience some of the same pleasure and appreciation I do when reading through these pearls of wisdom; perhaps even some laughter too.

If they prove popular amongst guests to my site, I will enlarge the content on this page to include hundreds (maybe even thousands) more from my own personal, and extremely voluminous, database. And you can rest assured that I inspect all quotes with meticulous care before publication to ensure they are entirely free from shibboleth!

Being more in favour of quotation than against, I will leave it to Disraeli and Churchill to have the last say in the hope that they will sell you on the links which ensue.

“The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation."

Benjamin Disraeli

"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."

Winston Churchill

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