Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 12 December 2012

496 Pages

5.9 x 3.9 inches

ISBN: 9780199654505

Library Recommendation Form

Bookseller Code (01)

Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Fifth Edition

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe

  • 4,000 of the best quotations of past and present
  • Special words for any special occasion: snappy one-liners and the world's greatest ideas
  • Over 300 themes - from Fashion to Philosophy, Censorship to Sex
  • New themes: Africa, Facts, Honesty, India, Insight, Kissing, Persistence, Wisdom, Wit
  • New quotes: over 60 including: 'Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.' Muhammad Ali; 'Of all animals the boy is the most unmanageable.' Aristotle; 'Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.' Beethoven; 'Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.' St Catherine of Siena; 'The value of an idea lies in the using of it.' Edison; 'The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.' Germaine Greer; 'God is the breath of all breath.' Kabir; 'If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin.' Turgenev

New to this Edition:

  • Over 400 quotes new to this edition