It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
— Sir Winston Churchill
My Early Life: A Roving Commission, 1930, Chapter 9
British politician (1874 — 1965)
Although Churchill was speaking about uneducated men, we have found that the world is so complex — there is so much to know — that we are all uneducated. The Pundit has long been a collector of quotations and has enjoyed them as windows to great ideas and the motivations and concerns of great men.
We’ve decided to share the collection by adding a “Perishable Thought” to the bottom of each Pundit, starting with this one. If you have a quote you would like to share, please send it to us. You can do so here.