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What are you trying to do?
I don't know, I just thought I'd do a quotes page. I thought that making an exceptional reference page would create world peace, feed the hungry, solve Fermat's last theorem, create a cure for cancer, help usher in the information age, and impress women.
        - David Borenstein

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

Why should I give my Readers bad lines of my own when good ones of other People's are so plenty?
        - Benjamin Franklin

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced - even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.
        - John Keats

Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
        - Hesketh Pearson

A witty saying proves nothing.
        - Voltaire

We often feel that a clever aphorism captures a truth that would require pages to defend in any other way.
        - Stephen Pinker, "How The Mind Works"

Favorite quotations are a way of crystallizing our thoughts and folding up our dreams and goals into easily portable units.
        - JA Fludd, "Quantum Comics"

A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years."
        - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Be careful, with quotations you can damn anything.
The bumper sticker... is secular America's Book of Proverbs.
        - John Shea

Don't quote me; That's what you heard, not what I said.
        - Lawrence K. Frank

I hate quotations.
        - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Telling computer guys that they need to have permission to quote things is like having to tell little children about Death.
        - Ted Nelson

Web pages are like babies: creation involves a level of enthusiasm that does not necessarily carry over into maintenance.
        - Joe Chew




  History - quotes from history
   Historians - quotes about history

   British History
   Pre History - quotes about the ancient world

   American History
   American Colonies - Alan Taylor documents the settling of North America by European powers
   The American Civil War
   Battle Cry of Freedom - James McPherson's Pullitzer prize winning history of the Civil War
   Shelby Foote - quotes from his epic narrative of the American Civil War

   Life At Sea - quotes about the age of sail and maritime\naval history
   The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery - by Paul Kennedy
   The Great Naval Race - by Peter Padfield

   Humour - having fun with history
   Books - quotes from history books such as 1688 & Tank
   Historical Speeches from Pericles of Athens, Abraham Lincoln
   Winston Churchill - speeches from the greatest Briton in history
   Bernard Lewis - quotes by one of the West's foremost Middle-Eastern experts

   In War and Peace
   The Cold War - described by Churchill, Havel, Thatcher  & Reagan

   The First World War - by renowned military historian Sir John Keegan
   The Second World War - also by Sir John Keegan
   Intellience In War - John Keegan analyses military intelligence from Napoleon to Al-Qadea
   Warpaths - John Keegan tours the battlefields that shaped North American history
   A History Of Warfare - by John Keegan
   The Face of Battle - by John Keegan
   Battle At Sea -by John Keegan
   Six Armies in Normandy - by John Keegan
   Soldiers - the companion book to the BBC TV series by John Keegan & Richard Holmes
   War Walks - A page to accompany the BBC military history program presented by Richard Holmes
   Richard Holmes - A page containing quotes his military history books

   Why The West Has Won - Western warfare examined by Victor Davis Hanson
   The 100 - Michael Hart ranks the 100 most influential persons in history
   The Shape of Irish History - ATQ Stewart's overview of the dynamics of Irish history
   The Narrow Ground - ATQ Stewart examines the patterns of the Ulster conflict

   The Civilization of Ancient Egypt - Paul Johnson's overview of Egyptian history and culture
   Tom Holland - quotes from "Rubicon" & "Persian Fire" set in Ancient Rome & Greece

   Mother Tongue - Bill Bryson's witty look at the history of the English language
   Bill Bryson - Quotes from his other works, including "Made In America"




All the best Quotation Links on the net
The Quotation Ring links up an awful lot of quotes sites. Growing daily.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is the online version of a quotations reference book from 100 years ago
Notable Quotes - from notable people on various topics
Quotez contains over 5000 quotations
AMK's Quotation Collection is vast
Durge.Org has many recent quotes, with a very British slant
loQtus quote collections
The Cookie Jar has political quotes from diverse sources
CoolQuotes.Com - cool quotes from the past and present
John Petrie - personal collection of quotes on similar topics to mine
Quotes Central - vast collection of famous quotes, sorted by categories and authors
Words takes interesting & funny quotes from The Seattle Times [gone]