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Quotation Sources

  • Familiar Quotations: a Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature
    Based on the 1919, 10th edition, of Bartlett's, this site offers a keyword search interface, plus a Chronologic Index of Primary Authors, an Alphabetic Index of All Authors, and a Concordance Index to Quotations.
  • Famous Quotes & Authors
    Browse more than 25,000 quotes by author or topic.
  • iDiom Corner
    Defines idioms, common phrases, and phrasal verbs, and includes sections on proverbs and quotes.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED) [Rutgers Restricted]
    A searchable and continuously updated version of the definitive English language dictionary on word origins and usage. Allows searching of the entire text of the dictionary including words used in the definitions, etymologies, and illustrative quotations; authors of quotations; and full phrases.
  • Oxford Essential Quotations
    Includes more than 12,000 quotations from over 3,000 authors.
  • Phrase Finder
    Includes the meanings and origins of thousands of English sayings, phrases, idioms and expressions. Broken down into proverbs, American phrases, phrases coined by Shakespeare, nautical phrases, and phrases from the Bible, the site can be browsed or searched.
  • Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
    Search interface for the official series of Presidential writings, addresses, and remarks of a public nature. Messages and papers of the Presidents from 1789 to the most currently available are also accessible via the American Presidency Project; papers from 1929 forward are available from the University of Michigan Digital Library.
  • Quotations and Proverbs Search
    Attempts to collect and provide a single search interface for the largest Web-based sources of quotations and related items (proverbs, sayings, maxims, amorphisms, slogans, clichés, etc.). Many of the websites included also include the full text of speeches, author biographies, and quotes of the day.
  • Quotations at
    Searchable collection of digital versions of standard quotation resources, most from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
    Search for a quotation, browse a list of authors, or choose a topic. A bibliography of sources is included in the Site Information.
  • QuoteWorld
    A searchable database of quotations gleaned from a variety of sources. Search by author, category, words, or phrase.
  • Shakespeare
    Searchable collection of works by and about William Shakespeare; including Bartlett's Shakespeare Quotations and the 1914 Oxford edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
    Search or browse more than 300,000 quotations from over 20,000 authors.
  • Wikiquote
    "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."

Speech Resources


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