Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


The tongue is prone to lose the way,
Not so the pen, for in a letter
We have not better things to say,
But surely say them better.
Emerson.—Poems: Life.

There’s small revenge in words, but words may be greatly revenged.
Benjamin Franklin.—Poor Richard’s Almanack, for 1735. Maxims.

There is no point where art so nearly touches nature as when it appears in the form of words.
J. G. Holland.—Plain Talks on Familiar Subjects: Art and Life.