„The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.“

—  Robert Benchley, Context: The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him. That remark in itself wouldn’t make any sense if quoted as it stands. "Quick Quotations" in My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew (1936)
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—  Goparaju Ramachandra Rao Indian activist 1902 - 1975
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„The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.“

—  Démosthenés ancient greek statesman and orator -384 - -322 a.C.
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„To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.“

—  Colette 1873-1954 French novelist: wrote Gigi 1873 - 1954
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„Often, the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
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