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What are you trying
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
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"
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
- quotes from history
Historians - quotes about history
Pre History - quotes about the ancient world
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
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
- 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
War and Peace
The Cold War - described by Churchill, Havel, Thatcher & Reagan
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
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
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
Tongue - Bill Bryson's witty look at the history of the English language
Bill Bryson - Quotes from his other works, including "Made In America"
- Andrew Barr looks at the social history and consequences of alcohol in
Drink: A Social History of America - This time Barr looks at its history in America
Food: A History - Felipe Fernandez-Arnesto looks at food revolutions that transformed society
Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
Counting Sheep: The Science of Sleep by Paul Martin
All the best Quotation
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]