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                    QUOTES ABOUT PROVERBS AND QUOTES
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Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them. - Samuel Palmer 

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance
it. -Santayana

When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruple. Take it and
copy it. -Anatole France

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have,
beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser
than oneself. -Marlene Dietrich

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it
simply. -Kahlil Gibran

Most anthologists of quotations are like those who eat cherries or
oysters: first picking the best ones and winding up by eating
everything. -Sebastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort

An aphorism is never exactly true. It is either a half-truth or a
truth and a half. -Karl Kraus

Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit. -Oscar Wilde

When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruples. Take it
and copy it. -Mark Twain

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never
thrown away. -Arthur Helps

Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the
mind. -W. R. Alger

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages, may be preserved
by quotation. -Isaac D'Israeli

If you wish to live wisely, ignore sayings - including this one.

Proverbs are like butterflies, some are caught, some fly away.

I quote others only to better express myself. -Michel de Montaigne

Everybody will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them
Benjamin Franklin said that first.

The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power. -Francis Bacon

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
-Miguel de Cervantes

Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.
-Edward Thorndike

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