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Encyclopedia

  • Random House Dictionary describes a "quack" as a "fraudulent or ignorant pretender to The word "quack" derives from the archaic word "quacksalver," of Dutch origin (spelled. — “Quackery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Wise Quacks is a 1939 Looney Tunes animated short film featuring Porky Pig and Daffy Duck. Wise Quacks at the Internet Movie Database. This Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies-related. — “Wise Quacks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Hyperlinked biography of the actress best known for her work on Three's Company and her exercise equipment. — “Suzanne Somers - Wikipedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • All that certain silly women and quacks do is to turn men mad with potions and poisons, pretending that they have power to cause love, for, as I say, it is an impossibility to compel the will." — “Don Quixote” by Miguel De Cervantes
  • Some there are, and very successful too, mere quacks and fools: and it was to combat and expose such as those, no doubt, that Laughter was made. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "Ah! Well, in that case, to be sure, let them go. Only, those German quacks are mischievous.... They ought to be persuaded.... Well, let them go then." — “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy
  • The stroke at the prince of physicians, with which he began, was no more than a short insult upon his sorrowful complaint of the Ars longa,–and Vita brevis.–Life short, cried my father,–and the art of healing tedious! And who are we to thank for both the one and the other, but the ignorance of quacks themselves,–and the stage-loads of chymical nostrums, and peripatetic lumber, with which, in all ages, they have first flatter'd the world, and at last deceived it? — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne
  • “Doctors and the whole crew of quacks collectively, and also, of course, individually. I don’t believe in medicine. It’s a useless institution. I mean to go into all that. But what’s that sentimentality you’ve got up there? The whole class seems to be there every day.”... — “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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