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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

A classic since 1953 with over 20,000 quotes from over 3,000 authors.


Famous Last Words

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Stretch Your Wings

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American Quotations

An exhaustive collection of profound quotes from the founding fathers, presidents, statesmen, scientists, constitutions, court decisions


The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations


Last Words of Saints and Sinners

700 Final Quotes from the Famous, the Infamous, and the Inspiring Figures of History


America's God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations

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The Law

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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

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The Stupidest Things Ever Said by Politicians

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Quotable Quotes

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The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time

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2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs

Invaluable sampler of witticisms, epigrams, sayings, bon mots, platitudes and insights chosen for their brevity and pithiness.


Phillips' Book of Great Thoughts Funny Sayings

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Quick Quips and Quotes; 532 Things I Wish I Had Said

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Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes

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Quotations for Public Speakers

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Liberty - The American Revolution

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Founding Fathers

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Libertarianism: A Primer

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The Libertarian Reader

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Thomas Paine: Collected Writings

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Franklin P. AdamsThere are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.
Dante AlighieriMankind is at its best when it is most free. This will be clear if we grasp the principle of liberty. We must recall that the basic principle is freedom of choice, which saying many have on their lips but few in their minds.
American Bar AssociationI shall not counsel or maintain any suit or proceeding which shall appear to me to be unjust, nor any defense except such as I believe to be honestly debatable under the law of the land.
Walter Truett AndersonOur lives improve only when we take chances -- and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Marcus Aurelius AntoninusNever esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.
AristotleThe least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
Sir Francis BaconThe man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Doug BandowGun control has proved to be a grievous failure, a means of disarming honest citizens without limiting firepower available to those who prey on the law-abiding. Attempting to use the legal system to punish the weapon rather than the person misusing the weapon is similarly doomed to fail.
Günter BechlyIf a theory and its proponents stubbornly refuse falsification by an ever increasing body of substantial conflicting evidence, the theory degenerates into a textbook example of dogmatic pseudo-science. The neo-Darwinian theory of macroevolution has failed on all fronts, from mathematical feasibility, to theoretical plausibility and explanatory power, to empirical support.
George BerkeleyHe who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave.
Ambrose BierceThe hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
Josh BillingsHonesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
Jim BishopA good writer of history is a guy who is suspicious. Suspicion marks the real difference between the man who wants to write honest history and the one who’d rather write a good story.
Bosnian ProverbWho lies for you will lie against you.
Merry BrowneThe elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
Buddha
Robert BurnsDare to be honest and fear no labor.
Simon CameronAn honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
Albert CamusIntegrity has no need of rules.
Orson Scott CardIt is time for our school systems to stop accepting the gospel of that false religion and start doing their due diligence. Our children should be taught about the demonstrable solar cycles; and the whole human-caused Global Warming theory, along with the Hockey Stick Hoax, should be taught only as another example, after Piltdown Man and pre-Copernican theories of planetary movement, of how science can be corrupted when ideology gets ahead of the data.
Thomas CarlyleMake yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.
Lewis CarrollWhen I use a word...it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less....The question is...which is to be master -- that's all.
Jimmy CarterIf you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
Helena CassadineAh yes, truth. Funny how everyone is always asking for it
but when they get it they don't believe it because
it's not the truth they want to hear.
Chilon of SpartaPrefer a loss to a dishonest gain; for the one is painful but once, but the other for one's whole life.
ConfuciusIf language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.
Noel CowardIt is discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Clarence S. DarrowThe law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.
Elmer DavisThis nation was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the principle – among others – that honest men may honestly disagree; that if they all say what they think, a majority of the people will be able to distinguish truth from error; that in the competition of the marketplace of ideas, the sounder ideas will in the long run win out.
Charles De GaulleSince a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Alexis de TocquevilleWhere are we then? The religionists are the enemies of liberty, and the friends of liberty attack religion; the high-minded and the noble advocate subjection, and the meanest and most servile minds preach independence; honest and enlightened citizens are opposed to all progress, whilst men without patriotism and without principles are the apostles of civilization and intelligence. Has such been the fate of the centuries which have preceded our own? and has man always inhabited a world like the present, where nothing is linked together, where virtue is without genius, and genius without honor; where the love of order is confounded with a taste for oppression, and the holy rites of freedom with a taste for law; where the light thrown by conscience on human actions is dim, and where nothing seems to be any longer forbidden or allowed, honorable or shameful, false or true?
Dick CavettIt’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn’t want to hear.
Charles DickensI have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don´t trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if anything is to be got by it.
Rabbi Wayne DosickThe reality is, if we tell the truth, we only have to tell the truth once. If you lie, you have to keep lying forever.
Fyodor DostoyevskyA man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest form of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal in satisfying his vices. And it all comes from lying to others and to yourself.


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