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65,000 World Famous Quotes from Columbia University Press

The most comprehensive database of quotes, designed for both recreational and academic use. Search by multiple criteria to find just what you are looking for (and many you didn’t expect), or just sit back and peruse random quotes.

Covering 30 centuries of quotes, thousands of authors, hundreds of nationalities... from Bella Abzug, to Themistocles, to Frank Zappa...

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