Quotation Quotes

Nothing is so useless as a general maxim. Thomas Babington Macaulay

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit. W. Somerset Maugham

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

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle.

Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted. Hesketh Pearson

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

It is better to be quotable than to be honest. Tom Stoppard

Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely. Hesketh Pearson

To be amused by what you read – that is the great spring of happy quotations. C. E. Montague

To quote copiously and well requires taste, judgement and erudition, a feeling for the beautiful, an appreciation of the noble, and a sense of the profound. Christian Nestell Bovee

To be apt in quotation is a splendid and dangerous gift. Splendid, because it ornaments a man’s speech with other men’s jewels; dangerous, for the same reason. Robertson Davies

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well. Amos Bronson Alcott

A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool. Joseph Roux

I always love to quote Albert Einstein because nobody dares contradict him. Studs Terkel