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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Quill
 
  The quill hath a good tongue.
Yriarte.    
  1
  A quill hath proved the noblest gift to man.
Byron.    
  2
  A little instrument of mighty power.
Cervantes.    
  3
  At the point of the pen is the focus of the mind.
J. L. Basford.    
  4
  Oh! Nature’s noblest gift—my gray-goose quill!
Byron.    
  5
  Let there be gall enough in thy ink; though thou write with a goose-pen, no matter.
Shakespeare.    
  6
  A witty writer is like a porcupine; his quill makes no distinction between friend and foe.
H. W. Shaw.    
  7
  Quills are things that are sometimes taken from the pinions of one goose to spread the opinions of another.
Chatfield.    
  8
  The feather whence the pen was shaped that traced the lives of these good men, dropped from an angel’s wing.
Wordsworth.    
  9
 
 
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