Access quotations of every kind. These range from classical quotations, to those from recent television series. Included are quotes for specific occasions, specific topics & areas, motivation, inspiration, politics, emotions, as well as Irish sayings, Last Words, proverbs and more.
Most will be found through general collections. Some target specific areas.
Most collections provide several search methods that allow you to direct your search to find the quote[s] you are seeking.
Several Quotes of The Day are provided. Other sites provide these, either online, or via feeds or newsletters. There is even software to generate quotes for you.
Quotes of The Day
Quote of The Day
The Quotations Page
Quote of The Day
‘Here you can find well-known quotes from all of the most popular authors, artists, musicians, celebrities, politicians, philosophers, or unknowns’. Top 10s, Most Famous Topics, Most Famous Authors.
- 100 Movie Quotes
‘The American Film Institute [AFI] revealed the top movie quotes of all time in AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movie Quotes’. Download multiple related lists of these.
- Annabelle’s Quotation Guide
Quotes, a quote of the day, newsletter. Quotes organised by subject and person.
- Aphorisms Galore
Find and use appropriate witty sayings.
- Au Fil de Mes Lectures Recueil de Citations
Australian Quotation Sites
- Australian Inspiration
‘Australian Inspiration is a unique and uniquely Australian project dedicated to capturing and celebrating the collective wisdom and inspiration of Australians - a shared, ongoing legacy for Australia and Australians. This is just the beginning …’. They also have an Indigenous Australians Quotations page.
- Australian Quotes & Notes - The Quotes
This is the quotes section with quotes listed under four major periods.
- Australian Wisdom - Quotes by Australians
‘Although Australians may be descended from convicts and other underclasses of the world, it seems the underclasses have some interesting things to say’.
- Indigenous Australian Quotes
Part of a larger site. The quotes can also be found at this Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quotes [Facebook] page.
- Bartlett’s Quotations
Two other books also listed.
- Bookreporter : Quote of the Day
Today’s quote, previous quotes, archives, quote books, links.
- Brainy Quote®
Quote of The Day, specific topics, Favourites, Quote Quiz, Quotes for different Professions, Quotes by Author, much more.
- Columbia World of Quotations
Specific quotations by authors.
- Conventional Wisdom
Quotations illustrating how illusory are parts of popular history.
Daily quotes, archives.
- Creative Quotations
Database of grouped quotations.
- Creativity Quotes
‘Quotations here fall into two main categories. The first is from people who have had a very restricted vision. With hindsight their comments can be used as powerful examples of what can happen if you don’t allow creative thoughts to flourish. The second is from people who have had a much more creative, open view of life’.
500 000+ references from 50+ books from many publishers. Quotations, slang and philosophy.
‘Great quotes to inspire, empower and motivate you to live the life of your dreams and become the person you’ve always wanted to be !’ Search alphabetically by subject or list alphabetically by author.
Education & Teaching Quotations
- 101 Excellent Educational Quotes
Done in topic areas including Inspirational, Teaching, Learning, more.
- Education Quotes
‘School days, school days, good old golden rule days. Education quotes remind us the importance of getting a good education, whether it’s at the hand of a talented teacher or at the hand of Alice and Wonderland’s Mock Turtle’.
Education Quotes [BrainyQuote]
Includes quotes from a range of modern figures.
- Education Quotes [ETNI]
- Education Quotes [Tumblr]
Some quite different quotes. Click on a number of the images to get the full effect and content.
- Education Quotes [Watson]
An interesting, differently presented collection on a Pinterest page.
- Education & Technology Quotes
Visual as well as transcript presentation. Some fascinating educational quotes included.
- Inspirational Quotations for the Teacher of Adult Learners
- Quotations on Teaching
Several hundred quality and often humorous quotations from across the ages.
- Quotes About Education
More than 1 100 quotes are provided.
- Quotes about Teaching
A selection from the National Education Association in the US.
- Teacher Quotes [BrainyQuote]
- Teachers and Teaching Quotes
Quite a reasonable listing with further links to other collections.
- Teaching Quotes [Quoteland]
More than 100 quotes are provided.
- Teaching Quotes [The Quotations Page]
A small, alphabetical listing.
- The Best
Quotes About Education
A selection compiled by a well known American teacher and commentator. Others also suggested in the responses to the listing.
- Fagan Finder
Quotation and proverb search engine accessing a quotations, proverbs, aphorisms, cliches, other related sites.
- Famous Motivational and Inspirational Quotes
‘A wide collection of carefully sourced quotes, quotations, wise sayings, and proverbs from famous business leaders, politicians, writers, academics, and notable people around the world’.
- Famous Quotations
Arranged by the last name of the person making them.
- Finest Quotes
‘This huge collection of famous inspirational quotes are thoughts of greatest minds and famous people. This comprehensive quotations site is categorised by topic and author’.
- Geek Quotes
‘An extensive collection of quotations by famous authors, celebrities and newsmakers’.
- GoodQuotes - Funny and Inspirational Quotes
Less serious in more ways than one. Taken from life.
‘Over 450 000 easily searchable famous quotes, sayings, proverbs & movie quotes ! Plus - 1 000’s user submitted quotes’. Multiple directories, Most Popular Quotes by topic and person, Top 10s, Famous Quote Topics, Favourites, other quote sites. Also offers clipboard facility for adding selected quotes to blog, website, Facebook, MySpace.
Highly Recommended !
- Inspirational Quote of the Day
A daily collection plus access to quotes by specific people and collections by tags. Quite good.
‘We provide our users the best compilation of quotes of the internet. Our database has more than 300 000 quotations and more than 15 000 authors. Take a look around, feed your brain and have fun !’
- Literature, Poems and Famous Quotes
Array of quotations accessible by various means. Links to poets and writers.
‘Literary quotes from the great works of literature. You can search in different ways’.
‘A treasure of penetrating wisdom, keen wit, beautiful thoughts gleaned from the world’s most memorable individuals’.
- Motivational Quotes
Lists of quotes, other motivational items, interviews, etc..
- Mfx Quotations
In a technological age, where would we be without quotations from computing ?
- Net1000 Quotations
Annotated links to sites for quotations, some already included on this page.
- OUP Companion web site : Oxford Dictionary of
‘This companion website offers additional material on quotation resources, as well as information about collecting, researching and sourcing quotations’.
‘They’re kinda like mini-CliffsNotes for self-development books or Concentrated wisdom for your hero’s journey’.
- Quotation Reference
- Quotation Station
Quotations Full of Inspiration and Wisdom. Quotes, random quote server, links, search engine, quote categories.
- Quotations and Sayings
Both these, proverbs, even speeches.
- Quotations Archive
Comprehensive, searchable archive plus links.
‘There's a lot in quotes that leads us to learn and feel better. We believe that the words of others can change your life. You’ve just found a treasure chest of the world’s wisdom. We’ve made the best place in the world to read and share quotes’.
- Quotations Home Page
24 000+ quotations, by subject or author. Covers contemporary and biting quotations.
- Quotation Sources
Listing of links to quotation sources, several already included on this page.
Well organised. In addition, it supplies historical texts.
Search via authors [search or listing], seek quotes in nominated areas.
- Quotes Central, Your Quotation Station
‘A vast collection of famous quotes, sorted by categories and authors, making it easy to find a quote on any subject’.
- Quotes Daddy
‘Sign up for Free and get over 1 000 000 famous quotes you can add to your favourites, share with friends and take to your site’.
‘Inspirational, business/sports leadership and investing quotes. A large range of original, hard to find quotes with 100+ quotes per author. Warren Buffett, Jim Rohn, Steve Jobs, Sam Walton, Amelia Earhart quotations, plus Inspiration and leadership advice by living and historical legends’.
- Random Quotes
Random selections from the Quotations Page.
- Advertising Quotes
Quotations from the famous and less famous, in relation to advertising. Another page can be found at Advertising Quotes [BrainyQuote].
- A Short Dictionary of Scientific Quotations
From Archimedes to Richard Woolley. Some serious, some humorous [at least when looking back !].
- Einstein Quote
Download a small program and have quotes from Einstein any time.
- Last Words
Famous last words, quotations, and more. Also try WorldofQuotes Last Words and Famous Last Words.
- Love Quotes
‘Welcome to “Love Quotes” where we have thousands of Quotes that talk only of love !’
- Mark Twain Quotations
Quotations on everything under the sun.
- Mathematical Quotations
Quotations by mathematicians and/or relating to mathematics. A more erudite listing can be found at Famous Mathematics Quotes, listed by author.
Mathematical Quotations 
An extensive listing of quotations relating to mathematics. Listed via the name of the person making the quote. Created at Oklahoma State University.
- Medical Quotations
Short and to the point.
- Medical Quotations 
Longer quotes grouped in sections. The Doctors’ Page.
- Oneliners and Proverbs
Another proverb site and oneliners that hopefully give some enjoyment.
- Political Quotations
A two-part collection providing quotations from Australia and overseas. Some gentle, some not so gentle.
- Respectfully Quoted
‘The 2 100 entries in this eminently researched collection form the constellation of collected wisdom in American political debate’.
- Song Quotes
‘Online Reference Book of Over 10 000 Song Quotes’. Different !
- Slainte ! Toasts, Blessing and Sayings
For the Irish in you or just pleasure in using this Irish collection.
- The Hemingway Quote Finder
A quote database for Ernest Hemingway.
Note : This is now fee-based, though cost is not great.
- The Book of Famous Quotes
Said to contain ‘the wisdom of the ages’. Alphabetical order.
- The Gist of It
Quotations are generally positive or reflective. These provide scathing, sharp, brutal types of quotation, even gallows humour.
- The Quotations Page
15 000+ quotations. The ‘oldest quotations’ site on the web’. Quote of the day, motivational quotes, author searches, random quotes, subject index, special features.
- The Quote Garden
Diverse quotations from special occasions through to inspirational.
- The Quote Lady
Find quotes by subject, author or date posted. Other features including bookmarks using quotes.
‘Search more than 120 000 quotations by over 11 000 authors’. Search by author, quotation, keywords.
- To Inspire
‘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’.
- Wise Old Sayings
Quotations, proverbs, facts, wisdom, witticisms.
- Words to Live By
From people who have provided inspiration to others over the years.
- Yuni Words of Wisdom
Selections of quotes, Free e-cards, quote of the day, love poems, poetry, more.