Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
- Alfred North Whitehead
Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
- Ambrose Bierce
Write a wise saying and your name will live forever
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
- David H. Comins
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
- Dorothy L. Sayers
Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote,
And think they grow immortal as they quote.
- Edward Young
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