Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Quotations.

The repository contains 19 quotes in the category “Quotations.”

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803 — 1882

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

President Thomas Jefferson
1743 — 1826

I never said half the things I said.

Yogi Berra
1925 —     

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin
1706 — 1790

Quote me as saying I was misquoted.

Groucho Marx
1890 — 1977

When an idea is wanting, a word can always be found to take its place.

1749 — 1832

A witty saying means nothing.

1694 — 1778

Slogans are both exciting and comforting, but they are also powerful opiates for the conscience.

James B. Conant
1893 — 1978

People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they’ve done.

Cullen Hightower

The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.

Robert Benchley
1889 — 1945

The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is.

Mary Pettibone Poole

A short saying often contains much wisdom.

496 — 406 B.C.

How forcible are right words!

The Bible

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

The Bible

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


The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

W. Somerset Maugham
1874 — 1965

I shall never be ashamed to quote a bad author if what he says is good.

104? B.C. — 1065

Whatever is well-said by another, is mine.

104? B.C. — 1065

Nothing is said nowadays that has not been said before.

185? — 159 B.C.