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Have you ever wondered, why we like reading or even collecting quotes, quotations, sayings? First of all, searching for deep thoughts about such significant things like love, true values of life and etc. There are quotations and sayings where the main idea is hidden. Then we are made to think what the author wants to express in certain quotes. Thus our mentality is broadened.

Secondly in quotes it is possible to find out unfamiliar things. For example S. Johnson said in 1777 'If you are tired of London, you are tired of life'. In his saying it is expressed no matter how many times you visit London, you always find what to admire. Some quotations are learned by heart. In conversations we are proud to quote them showing our agreement to the author's saying.

Thirdly, collecting quotes can become a useful hobby. While reading a novel we just copy a wise saying and try to use it. Obviously, it's much better to create quotes by ourselves but not copy from others. Then reading becomes even more pleasant when we search for something precious to express our feelings.

All in all, people through centuries have created an enormous number of quotes, quotations and sayings. Let's find and use them.
 

Top quotes, sayings, quotations

I find that the Americans have no passions, they have appetites.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 1042  
Sturgeon's Law: 90% of everything is crud.
 1035  
Never lose a holy curiosity.
Albert Einstein
 1023  
When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.
Albert Einstein
 1015  
A wise man does not waste so good a commodity as lying for naught.
Mark Twain
 1011  
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Titus Maccius Plautus
 1011  
When you doubt, abstain.
Zoroaster
 1011  
Patience makes a woman beautiful in middle age.
Elliot Paul
 1010  
On with dance, let joy be unconfined, is my motto; whether there's any dance to dance or any joy to unconfined.
Mark Twain
 1010  
Wisdom is supreme therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt your embrace her and she will honor you.
Proverbs 47-8
 1010  
In a false quarrel there is no true valour.
William Shakespeare
 1010  
Without the Empire we should be tossed like a cork in the cross current of world politics. It is at once our sword and our shield.
William Morris Hughes
 1010  
The beggar wears all colors fearing none.
Charles Lamb
 1010  
Maintain peace with men, war with their vices.
 1009  
The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.
Publilius Syrus
 1009  
A mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.
Plutarch
 1009  
Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.
Og Mandino
 1009  
When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish-it is then that you must not hesitate.
Dag Hammarskjold
 1009  
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Mahatma Gandhi
 1009  
I claim that in losing the spinning wheel we lost our left lung. We are, therefore, suffering from galloping consumption. The restoration of the wheel arrests the progress of the fell disease.
Mahatma Gandhi
 1009  
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S Truman
 1009  
If you know it's going to happen there's no need to call it a dream.
Eric Pio
 1009  
Not to alter one's faults is to be faulty indeed.
Confucius
 1008  
Pain of mind is worse than pain of body.
Publilius Syrus
 1008  
If you think a weakness can be turned into a strength, I hate to tell you this, but that's another weakness.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
 1008  
Courage conquers all things.
Ovid
 1008  
Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
Daniel Webster
 1008  
One of the many reasons for the bewildering and tragic character of human existence is the fact that social organization is at once necessary and fatal. Men are forever creating such organizations for their own convenience and forever finding themselves the victims of their home-made monsters.
Aldous Huxley
 1008  
There is no god higher than truth.
Mahatma Gandhi
 1008  
Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
Mahatma Gandhi
 1008  
The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.
Mahatma Gandhi
 1008  
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
 1008  
Living well is the best revenge.
George Herbert
 1008  
All you need is love.
The Beatles, song title
 1007  
In every man is a cry for self expression. He either expresses this by contributing to society's good, or if gagged, by pulling at the very fabrics that hold society together.
Ugochukwu Urim
 1007  
When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself.
Charles De Gaulle
 1007  
For one human being to love another human being That is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task
Rainer Maria Rilke
 1007  
A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain.
William Shakespeare
 1007  
I like to have a man's knowledge comprehend more than one class of topics, one row of shelves. I like a man who likes to see a fine barn as well as a good tragedy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 1007  
We must become the change we want to see.
Mahatma Gandhi
 1007  
With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bent arm for a pillow -- I have still joy in the midst of all these things.
Confucius
 1006  
It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.
Og Mandino
 1006  
I see music as the augmentation of a split second of time.
Erin Cleary
 1006  
Anger is short madness
Horace
 1006  
All colors will agree in the dark.
Francis Bacon
 1006  
When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door.
Simone Weil
 1006  
Well I am certainly wiser than this man. It is only too likely that neither of us has any knowledge to boast of; but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas I am quite conscious of my ignorance. At any rate it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think that I know what I do not know.
Socrates
 1006  
You know how to paint a room real fast Just put paint rollers on your feet and somehow figure out how to skate up the walls and across the ceiling.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
 1006  
If you're at a Thanksgiving dinner, but you don't like the stuffing or the cranberry sauce or anything else, just pretend like you're eating it, but instead, put it all in your lap and form it into a big mushy ball. Then, later, when you're out back having cigars with the boys, let out a big fake cough and throw the ball to the ground. Then say, 'Boy, these are good cigars'
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
 1006  
I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.
G. K. Chesterton
 1006  
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