Quotation is a phrase or passage from a book or speech etc., remembered and repeated, usually with an acknowledgment of its source. Quotations are wisdom in crystal form, as in the words of Benjamin Disraeli, “the wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.”
Hence, we can happily call the quotation as an immortal saying that will enlighten, educate, entertain, support and encourage our personal growth.
Quotations are enjoyed not merely for own pleasure’s sake, but can be used to add sparkle to your articles, essays, book, speech, or even everyday talk. A well turned phrase or a striking wit can create ripples of enjoyment or laughter in an otherwise dull atmosphere or stale party.
A good book of quotations is always a pleasure. This book contains a collection of nearly 5000 quotations and proverbs meticulously selected from the best possible sources, ancient as well as modern. These quotations include the most celebrated lines from Shakespeare and other literary classics, the Bible, the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Ramayana, and from the sayings and writings of the great men like Buddha, Guru Nanak, and besides these, of some unknown but thoughtful writers, too.
– Radharaman Agarwal
This intelligence- testing business reminds me the way they used to weigh hogs in Texas. They would get a long plank, put it over a cross-bar, and somehow tie the hog on one end of the plank. They’d search all around till they found a stone that would balance the weight of the hog and they’d put that one the other end of the plank. Then they guess the weight of the stone.
– John Dewey
The intelligence is proved not by ease of learning but by understanding what we learn.
– Joseph Whitney
What is an intelligent man ? A man who enters with case and completeness into the spirit of things and the intention of persons, and who arrives at an end by the shortest route.
– Frederic Amiel
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt.
– Bertrand Russell
An intelligent man never snubs anybody.
Every child ought to be more intelligent than his parent.
– Clarence Darrow
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
– George Eliot
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
– Philip James Bailey
Only for performing noble deeds, in persuasion of divine ordained duties, would one desire to live a hundred years.
– Rig Veda
How for that little candle throws its beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
– Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice
Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
The whole worth of a kind deed lies in the love that inspires it.
– The Talmud
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