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And I Quote: The Definitive Collecton of Quotes, Sayings, and Jokes for the Contemporary Speechmaker (Revised Edition)


Today's Quote:

One can acquire everything in solitude --- except character.
- Marie Henri Beyle

Previous Quotes for February:

February 28th
Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
— Benjamin Franklin, from AND I QUOTE


February 27th
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
— Joyce Brothers


February 26th
A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.
— Vladimir Nabokov


February 25th
The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books - how not to eat what you've just learned now to cook.
— Andy Rooney


February 24th
In every conceivable manner, the family is the link to our past, bridge to our future.
— Alex Haley


February 23rd
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
— Aristotle


February 22nd
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad quality.
— George Washington


February 21st
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
— James Dean


February 20th
The purpose of life is living. Men and women should get the most they can out of their lives. The smallest, the tiniest intellect may be quite as valuable to itself; it may have all the capacity for enjoyment that the wisest has.
— Clarence Darrow


February 19th
The toughest thing about being a success is that you've got to keep on being a success.
— Irving Berlin


February 18th
When you say Yes, say it quickly. But always take a half hour to say No, so you can understand the other fellow's side.
— Francis Cardinal Spellman


February 17th
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
— Franklin D. Rooseveltbr>

February 16th
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
— Andrew Carnegie


February 15th
Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.
— Charles Scribner


February 14th
I would like to have engraved inside every wedding band Be kind to one another. This is the Golden Rule of marriage and the secret of making love last through the years.
— Randolph Ray


February 13th
It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.
— Isabel Waxman


February 12th
My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
— Abraham Lincoln


February 11th
You can never give complete authority and overall power to anyone until trust can be proven.
— Bill Cosby


February 10th
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.
— John Steinbeck


February 9th
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
— Eleanor Roosevelt


February 8th
Restlessness is discontent - and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
— Thomas Alva Edison


February 7th
Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.
— Helena Rubinstein


February 6th
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.
— Henry David Thoreau


February 5th
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
— Truman Capote


February 4th
It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
— Ann Landers


February 3rd
Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
— Helen Keller


February 2nd
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight…The truly wise person is colorblind.
— Albert Schweitzer


February 1st
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
— James M. Barrie

And I Quote: The Definitive Collecton of Quotes, Sayings, and Jokes for the Contemporary Speechmaker (Revised Edition)
by Ashton Applewhite, William R. Evans III and Andrew Frothingham

  • Genres: Nonfiction, Reference
  • hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • ISBN-10: 0312307446
  • ISBN-13: 9780312307448