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Quotations Quiz

Who came up with these gems??? 10 Questions.

 
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1

Who said 'Do not insult the mother alligator until after you have crossed the water'?

  • The Earl of Chesterfield
  • Lao-Tse
  • Juvenal
  • It is a Haitian proverb

2

Who said 'A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green'?

  • Francis Bacon
  • John Ford
  • Pierre Corneille
  • Ben Jonson

3

Who said ' Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions'?

  • Edmund Spenser
  • William Blake
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Robert Louis Stevenson

4

Who said 'Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least'?

  • The Earl of Chesterfield
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Sir Richard Steele

5

Who said 'There is no such thing as a moral or immoral book. Books are well written or badly written'?

  • Oscar Wilde
  • D.H.Lawrence
  • Mark Twain
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

6

Who said 'Here lies my wife : here let her lie! Now she's at rest, and so am I'?

  • Alexander Pope
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Herbert Spencer
  • John Dryden

7

Who said 'Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you'?

  • William Blake
  • Charles Lamb
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Clarence Darrow

8

Who said 'Labour is not joyous but grievous'?

  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Samuel Johnson
  • Thomas Carlyle
  • David Cameron

9

Who said 'Shallow men believe in luck'?

  • Walt Whitman
  • Oliver Goldsmith
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

10

Who said ' Originality is the art of concealing your source'?

  • Franklin.P.Jones
  • John Stuart Mill
  • Robert Browning
  • Ogden Nash

 

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