A free online compendium of sourced quotations from notable people and creative works in every language, translations of non-English quotes, and links to Wikipedia for further information. Main categories of Wikiquote are People - Authors, By occupation and By nationality; Productions - Films, Literary works and Television; Browse by Lists, Proverbs and Themes. Quotations are at one mundane and sublime. Whatever the philosophical stance of those who say them, and from whatever country, race or religion they come; whether they be serious or whimsical; whether the authors are famous or infamous, controversial or celebrated: viewed in the right light quotations are sparkling gems of wisdom in a handful of well-chosen words. They can inspire us to seek to understand the people that uttered them, to consider the course of our own lives, to laugh, or merely to admire their mastery of language.

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