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"A book that furnishes no quotations is no book -- it is a plaything." Thomas Love Peacock
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good." Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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"The proverb answers where the sermon fails, as a well-charged pistol will do more execution than a whole barrel of gunpowder idly exploded in the air." William Gilmore Simms
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Susan Sontag

"Though collecting quotations could be considered as merely an ironic mimetism -- victimless collecting, as it were... in a world that is well on its way to becoming one vast quarry, the collector becomes someone engaged in a pious work of salvage. The course of modern history having already sapped the traditions and shattered the living wholes in which precious objects once found their place, the collector may now in good conscience go about excavating the choicer, more emblematic fragments." Susan Sontag
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"A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished." The Talmud
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"Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it." Alfred North Whitehead
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Ashleigh Brilliant

"With all deference to Chairman Mao and other authors whose quotations derive from longer works, it seemed that I was becoming the world's first writer of self-contained ready-made quotations" Ashleigh Brilliant
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John Wooden
Birth: 1910-10-14 Death: 2010-06-10

"Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."

One of the most successful coaches in the history of college basketball, John Wooden was a star player at Purdue University where he was known as the "Indiana Rubber Man" for his dives on the court. As head coach of the UCLA Bruins, Wooden guided the team to four perfect seasons, 88 consecutive victories, 20 PAC 10 championships, 38 NCAA tourneys and 10 national championships, seven of them in a row. His approach to the game is used by other coaches at all levels of basketball. He believed in lengthy practices and drills to improve conditioning and execution. His "games of threes" was …



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