Although this is not a website primarily for quotations, we do like to mention them as they sometimes become expressions in their own right.

Such sayings are usually attributed to famous personalities such as rulers, authors, and celebrities, and they range from inspirational to humorous.

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor

Below you see links to pages on this site that contain a select number of sayings related to various topics:

Books-To be added
Bumper stickers
Fortune cookies
Humorous Sayings By Friends
Marriage, wedding, and love
Special Speeches, including Retirement Speeches
Thank you-To be added
Unknown authors-To be added

And, if you want much more, please refer to our page of additional Quotations And Sayings Resources.


Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, defines the word as "the repetition of one expression as part of another one, particularly when the quoted expression is well-known or explicitly attributed by citation to its original source."

Here’s more excerpts from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Diaries and calendars often include them for entertainment or inspirational purposes, and small, dedicated sections in newspapers and weekly magazines—with recent ones by leading personalities on current topics—have also become commonplace.”

“Chiefly a text medium in the beginning, the World Wide Web gave rise to any number of personal collections that continue to flourish... On June 27, 2003, a sister project of the Wikimedia Foundation called Wikiquote was created as a free online encyclopedia of quotations in every language and it is now the biggest single collection in the world.”

The increase of written means of informal communication brought about by the Internet has produced the practice of using such sayings as personal flags, as in one's own signature block.... Such words of wisdom are also popular as a user's personal message, a line under the user's nickname in some Instant Messaging clients... usually included to give a glimpse of the user's personality, to make a statement of their beliefs, or to spread views and ideas.

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