PREFACE Quotation is a phrase or passage from a book or speech etc., remembered and repeated, usually with an acknowledgment of its source. Quotations are wisdom in crystal form, as in the words of Benjamin Disraeli, the wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. Hence, we can happily call the quotation as an immortal saying that will enlighten, educate, entertain, support and encourage our personal growth. Quotations are enjoyed not merely for own pleasure s sake, but can be used to add sparkle to your articles, essays, book, speech, or even everyday talk. A well turned phrase or a striking wit can create ripples of enjoyment or laughter in an otherwise dull atmosphere or stale party. A good book of quotations is always a pleasure. This book contains a collection of nearly 5000 quotations and proverbs meticulously selected from the best possible sources, ancient as well as modern. These quotations include the most celebrated lines from Shakespeare and other literary classics, the Bible, the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Ramayana, and from the sayings and writings of the great men like Buddha, Guru Nanak, and besides these, of some unknown but thoughtful writers, too. I owe a large debt to many authors, writers and publishers, whose quotations I have freely used with their names, and to them my acknowledgments are still due. Finally, a special word of sincere thanks to my dear niece Priyanka Choudhry for her general assistance with proofreading. Should you discover any error in this book, please write to the publisher or contact at upkar1 sancharnet.in.
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T his book has been planned and organised with much care to enhance effect in your self-worth, self-growth, self-confidence and, above all, self-improvement that will help you stay positive on all occasions. A wide range of subjects are grouped together for quotes containing similar words, or themes for example, Ability, intelligence and talent, action and deeds, appreciation and approval, character and personality, compliment and praise and so on. Each