Motivational and Inspirational Quotes Collection
Welcome to my collection of inspirational and motivational quotations. Reading and collecting books of quotations is one of my hobbies. Whenever I'm feeling down or have a looming personal problem, I turn to my books for some inspiration and words of wisdom.
The quotes in each of the categories listed below are some of my personal favorites that I've collected over the years. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
On the subject of quotes and proverbs.....
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well. - Amos Bronson Alcott
The maxims of men disclose their hearts. - French Proverb
To select well among old things, is almost equal to inventing new ones. - Nicholas Charles Trublet
I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is my own. - Michel de Montaigne
Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the mind. - William R. Alger
What gems of painting or statuary are in the world of art, or what flowers are in the world of nature, are gems of thought to the cultivated and the thinking. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Stealing someone else's words frequently spares the embarrassment of eating your own. - Peter Anderson
A short saying oft contains much wisdom. - Sophocles
It often happens that the quotations constitute the most valuable part of a book. - Vicesimus Knox
A collection of rare thoughts is nothing less than a cabinet of intellectual gems.- William B. Sprague
Good sayings are like pearls strung together. - Chinese Proverb
A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb
Proverbs are the cream of a nation's thought. - Unknown
There is not less wit, not less invention, in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that book. - Pierre Boyle
A proverb is much matter decocted into few words. - Thomas Fuller
A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. Good maxims are the germs of all excellence; when firmly fixed on the memory, they nourish the will. - Joseph Joubert
It is delightful to transport one's self into the spirit of the past, to see how a wise man has thought before us, and to what glorious height we have at last reached. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Time is of of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh today as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles
The diamond may adorn royalty, regardless of personal worth; but jewels of thought render even poverty illustrious and sublime.
- found in Gems for the Fireside
Proverbs may be said to be the abridgment of wisdom. - Joseph Joubert
The proverb answers where the sermon fails. - W. G. Simms
Human success is a quotation from overhead. - Charles H. Parkhurst
A well-cultivated mind is, so to speak, made up of all the minds of preceding ages; it is only one single mind which has been educated during all this time. - Bernard de Bovier de Fontenelle
Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations. - Sir J. Mackintosh
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind, than in the one where they sprung up. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Always have a book at hand, in the parlor, on the table, for the family; a book of condensed thought and striking anecdote, of sound maxims and truthful apothegms. It will impress on your own mind a thousand valuable suggestions, and teach your children a thousand lessons of truth and duty. Such a book is a casket of jewels for your housebold. - Tryon Edwards
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