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Cool Quotes - Q

Quality


Qualities too elevated often unfit a man for society. We don't take ingots with us to market; we take silver or small change. (Des qualités trop supérieures rendent souvent un homme moins propre à la société. On ne va pas au marché avec des lingots; on y va avec de l'argent ou de la petite monnaie.)
Nicolas-Sébastien Chamfort

Quarrel


Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side.
La Rochefoucauld

Those who in quarrels interpose
Must often wipe a bloody nose.
John Gay

Question


Scott Buchanan … taught me that the questions that can be answered are not worth asking.
Milton Mayer

The great questions are those an intelligent child asks and, getting no answers, stops asking.
George Wald

Quotation


It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
Winston Churchill

A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
Sophocles

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
Benjamin Disraeli

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

I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
Seneca

A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion.
Robert Chapman

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

I know heaps of quotations, so I can always make quite a fair show of knowledge.
O. Douglas

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