Outline of Quotes

quotation is the repetition of a sentence, phrase, or passage from speech or text that someone has said or written. In oral speech, it is the representation of an utterance (i.e. of something that a speaker actually said) that is introduced by a quotative marker, such as a verb of saying. For example: John said: “I saw Mary today”. Quotations in oral speech are also signaled by special prosody in addition to quotative markers. In written text, quotations are signaled by quotation marks. Quotations are also used to present well-known statement parts that are explicitly attributed by citation to their original source; such statements are marked with (punctuated with) quotation marks.

Quotations are often used as a literary device to represent someone’s point of view. They are also widely used in spoken language when an interlocutor wishes to present a proposition that they have come to know via hearsay.

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Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous quotessayings, and proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

May these quotes from around the world inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who knows—success could be just around the corner.

Quotes By Authors

  • Dale Carnegie
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Errol Flynn
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Francesco Guicciardini
  • Francois duc de La Rochefoucauld
  • Frank Carson
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • George S. Patton
  • George Washington
  • Groucho Marx
  • Hazrati Ali
  • Helen Keller
  • Henry Ford
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • James Baldwin
  • Jerry Lewis
  • About Jesus Christ
  • Jim Morrison
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • John F. Kennedy
  • John Lennon
  • John Maxwell
  • Julius Caesar
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Lao Tzu
  • Laozi
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Mae West
  • Malcolm X
  • Marcus Aurelius
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Mary, Mother of Jesus
  • Michael Jordan
  • Mitch Albom
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Napoleon Hill
  • Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Plato
  • Pope John Paul II
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Robert Frost
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Rosa Parks
  • Seth Godin
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Socrates
  • Solomon, The Wise
  • Sun Tzu
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Thomas A. Edison
  • Thomas Fuller
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Toni Morrison
  • Tony Robbins
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Vince Lombardi
  • Walt Disney
  • Warren Buffett
  • Wayne Dyer
  • Will Rogers
  • Yogi Berra
  • Zig Ziglar
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