Recommending: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 457 pages
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Familiar Quotations RecommendingIf a good face is a letter of recommendation, a good heart is a letter of credit.ndash;AnonymousNothing recommends a man to the female mind than courage.ndash;AnonymousThe best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but often those which meet the peculiar wants, the natural thirst of his mind, and therefore awaken interest and rivet thought.ndash;ChanningBrevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.ndash;CiceroI am like a doctor. I have written a prescription to help the patient. If the patient doesn't want all the pills I've recommended, that's up to him. But I must warn that next time I will have to come as a surgeon with a knife.ndash;Javier Perez de CuellarYou don't carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation.ndash;Charles DickensIt's red hot, mate. I hate to think of this sort of book getting in the wrong hands. As soon as I've finished this, I shall recommend they ban it.ndash;Tony HancockWar is hell and all that, but it has a good deal to recommend it. It wipes out all the small nuisances of peace-time.ndash;Ian HaySelf-help books are making life downright unsafe. Women desperate to catch a man practice all the ploys recommended by these authors. Bump into him, trip over him, knock him down, spill something on him, scald him, but meet him.ndash;Florence KingEthics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.ndash;Bertrand Russell

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