Some men's words I remember so well that I must often use them to express my thought.
Yes, because I perceive that we have heard the same truth, but they have heard it better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lectures and Biographical Sketches (1883), "Character"
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 5 (1906), Ch. 8
The art of quotation requires more delicacy in the practice than those conceive who see nothing more in a quotation than an extract.
Isaac D'Israeli, Curiosities of Literature (1791–1824), "Quotation"
If it ain't cited, it ain't a quote.
Ningauble (You can quote me on that.)
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854), Ch. 3: "Reading"
Literature is news that stays news.
Ezra Pound, ABC of Reading (1934), Ch. 8
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