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Quoted Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Quoted Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

Related topics: Motivational Positive Inspirational Courage Success

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries,
based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight.
Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each.
- Charles A. Jaffe


The lines of poetry, the period of prose,
and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted,
are those which are felt to be preeminently musical.
- William Shenstone

Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention
to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read
it in the original author?
- Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Sure, I've often been misrepresented -
anyone frequently quoted has this experience.
- Todd Gitlin

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Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
- Simeon Strunsky

Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns;
he should be drawn and quoted.
- Fred Allen

A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted;
what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke.
- Ambrose Bierce

Hugh Lynn Cayce, Edgar Cayce's son, is quoted as saying,
The best interpretation of a dream is one you apply.
- Henry Reed

Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
- Groucho Marx

Also, General Zinni, who commanded central command,
was very much opposed to the war in the first place,
as I was.
We were both quoted to that effect in February of 2003.
- William Odom

Yes, I was correctly quoted in saying I introduced
sex into films in the 20's,
but it was sex in good taste and left a great deal to one's imagination.
- Pola Negri

We also quoted Robert Luskin, Rove's attorney,
acknowledging that Rove did speak to Cooper late on
the week prior to the article coming out,
which would have been July 10 or 11.
- Michael Isikoff

To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.
- Alexander Smith

I've quoted Lost in America several times.
- Robin Tunney

Bankers - pillars of society who are going to hell
if there is a God and He has been accurately quoted.
- John Ralston Saul

The weaker the data available upon which to base one's conclusion,
the greater the precision which should be quoted in
order to give the data authenticity.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Now, forty years after his passing, Winston Churchill is still quoted,
read, revered, and referred to as much,
if not more, than when he was alive.
- Mac Thornberry

Alinsky's 1971 book, "Rules for Radicals,"
is a favorite of the Obamas.
Michele Obama quoted it at the Democratic Convention.
One Alinsky tactic is to "Pick the target,
freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."
That's what the White House did in targeting Rush Limbaugh,
Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer.
- Karl Rove

I have suffered a great deal from writers who have
quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of
its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous
matter which quite distorted my meaning,
or destroyed it altogether.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God;
however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed,
it is not true to fact.
The people are turbulent and changing,
they seldom judge or determine right.
- Alexander Hamilton

In interviews I gave early on in my career,
I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all:
a dynamic job,
marriage, and children.
In some respects, I was a social adolescent.
- Jessica Savitch

This was a report from a single source.
It was an established and reliable line of reporting.
It was quoted from a senior Iraqi military officer
in a position to know this information.
- John Scarlett

A hundred years ago, when Richard Strauss,
who has already been quoted and already been heard today,
and other creative people, laid the foundation stone
for the joint assertion of their rights and interests,
they had pioneering work ahead of them in Germany.
- Johannes Rau

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you've always gotten.
- Tony Robbins (quoting Mark Twain)

To reach a port, we must sail -
sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

Quoting, like smoking, is a dirty habit to which I am devoted.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read;
others you may read for your own satisfaction,
but not name them.
- John Selden

What counts is not necessarily
the size of the dog in the fight -
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower quoting Mark Twain

The media tends to report rumors, speculations,
and projections as facts...
How does the media do this? By quoting some "expert"...
you can always find some expert who will say something
hopelessly hopeless about anything.
- Peter McWilliams

Were I more conversant with literature and its great names,
I could go on quoting them ad infinitum and acknowledge
my debt for the merit you have been generous enough to find in my work.
- Knut Hamsun

A quotation is a handy thing to have about,
saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I always have a quotation for everything -
it saves original thinking.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

Fidelity to the subject's thought and to his characteristic
way of expressing himself is the sine qua non of journalistic quotation.
- Janet Malcolm

Life itself is a quotation.
- Jorge Luis Borges

To be amused at what you read - that is the great spring of quotation.
- Charles Edward Montague

It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation
marks where he borrows from a woman's brain!
- Anna Garlin Spencer

She had a pretty gift for quotation,
which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
- W. Somerset Maugham

In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house,
it was a house in quotation marks.
On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.
- Arthur Miller

An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.
- Letitia Landon

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

Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
- Ambrose Bierce

Every book is a quotation;
and every house is a quotation out of all forests,
and mines, and stone quarries;
and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I caution against beginning or ending a quotation with ellipses.
- Bill Walsh

In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice.
- Evelyn Waugh

A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a
rifle in the hands of an infantryman.
It speaks with authority.
- Brendan Francis

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

When one begins to live by habit and by quotation,
one has begun to stop living.
- James A. Baldwin

We are cooling.
We are not warming.
The warming you see out there, the supposed warming,
and I use my finger quotation marks here,
is part of the cooling process.
- Michael Steele

It is better to be quotable than to be honest.
- Tom Stoppard

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Prevention is better than cure.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right,
than to be responsible and wrong.
- Winston Churchill

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

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