Some men's words I remember so well that I must often use them to express my thought.
Yes, because I perceive that we have heard the same truth, but they have heard it better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lectures and Biographical Sketches (1883), "Character"
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 5 (1906), Ch. 8
The art of quotation requires more delicacy in the practice than those conceive who see nothing more in a quotation than an extract.
Isaac D'Israeli, Curiosities of Literature (1791–1824), "Quotation"
If it ain't cited, it ain't a quote.
Ningauble (You can quote me on that.)
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
Henry David Thoreau, (1854), Ch. 3: "Reading" Walden
Literature is news that stays news.
Ezra Pound, ABC of Reading (1934), Ch. 8
This user has been on Wikiquote for
9 years, 3 months, and 18 days.
Wikiquote in the news – not updated regularly
Most viewed Wikiquote pages – not updated regularly (Don't be fooled if the title on this external tool still says Wikipedia) "He that tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not be tooted for him."
— Something my grandmother used to say, origin unknown
Q: How many Wikimedians does it take to change a light bulb?
All of them – everything is done by consensus.
Q: No, really, how many Wikimedians does it take to change a light bulb?
No need to ask – just
and do it yourself! be bold
Q: Isn't that contradictory?
Q: How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb?
It can't be done – it's a hardware problem.
These are some articles where I made substantial contributions (un-stubbed, expanded, found citations, rescued from deletion, &tc.). Articles I created are in
boldface. If they are still stubs, please improve them!