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Famous Quotations and Sayings - a collection

Updated on January 9, 2017

Collecting quotations have been my hobby since I was in high school. I was inspired by my English-Literature teachers who tirelessly wrote a quotation each day on the board for us to fonder and she challenged us on how we can relate it on our daily life.

I am always amaze and impress by the wit of the writers, poets and speakers who are able to express with clarity in words the truth about the different aspects of life.

I have a brown spiral notebooks and on the cover I wrote "Wisdoms of the Wise" this is where I copied all the quotations that my teacher wrote on the board and the quotations which I found and read from books, magazines, newspaper and desk calendars. For years, I have been adding to my collection regularly from Anonymous sayings to Shakespeare famous lines, my quotations collection grew bigger and as I get older I tend to collect more of motivational and inspirational quotations.

I like going to card shops and browse on their cards, posters and calendar collections. They are wonderful display of words and pictures and truly uplifting.

But just like everyone else, I have been preoccupied with other things in life and my quotation collection has been set aside for a very long time.

But now that I have discovered that I could read my collection anytime I want and at the same time share this collection with others through hubbing, I was so thrilled and so here I am again I have revived my passion of collecting quotations.

I have put together my quotation hubs and I have some of my favourite quotations matched with photographs that I have taken using my digital camera.


  • Quotations About Books

    Writers, speakers, authors, have said a lot of things about books here is a collection of inspiring quotations about books.

  • Quotations About Sculpture

    Pictures taken from the Sculptures by the Sea at Bondi Beach.

  • A friend is . . .

    Here is a collection of different quotations about friends and friendship.

  • Quotations About Flowers - Some of my favourite quotations about flfowers and through this hub I would like to share them with you , read some inspiring quotes from the minds of great leaders, painters, great men and women.
  • Love Quotes

    A list of quotations about love and being in love from a variety of sources.

  • Quotations About Roses

    Find beautiful and inspiring quotations about roses, written by poets and great writers who were inspired by this beautiful flower.



Wise and Witty Chinese Proverbs

  • Sayings of Confucius

    A collection of wise saying from a man born in 551 BCE and became one of the greatest Chinese philosopher.

  • Witty and Wise Chinese Proverbs

    A delightful collection of Chinese proverbs which gives us a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the Chinese people.

  • Witty and Wise Chinese Proverbs II

    Chinese sayings are simple, short and witty but they give a direct message that will reach the heart and mind of the readers.

  • Proverbs and sayings from Tibet - this collection of proverbs from Tibet was compiled and translated in English by Marion Duncan. A lot of profound, thought-provoking quotations and general observation about life.
  • Nelson Mandela Quotations - great words from one of the most inspiring figure in the 20th century. I hope you will be inspired by his thoughts put into words.

Share your favourite quotations with us....

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      naresh ambwani 5 years ago

      Lovely quotes makes my day truly inspirin

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      saranya 5 years ago

      quotes r jst fantastic !!!! everyone needs seeing this . jst 2 knw d real meaning and relation between nature and life

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      nomi 6 years ago

      all quotations about nature are fantastic

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      nadia anum 6 years ago

      quotations make the essay complete.

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      dayakthinker 6 years ago

      Quotation is the summary of the sun,wind,soil and water of many lives..thanks for sharing...

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      sweety 7 years ago

      Really awsum !

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      apologetics 7 years ago

      Excellent and nicely arranged quotes. Looking forward to reading more of your works. Thanks a lot.

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      rajender 7 years ago

      the quotes are excellent and marvellous

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      hfgdefgd 7 years ago

      I love quotes as well!I plan to make a Quote Hub to :]

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      Nisar 7 years ago

      really nice Proverb n it gives complete message when it is tagged with sceneries which shows aesthetic sense....

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      mariz 7 years ago

      . . its so beautiful to understand

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      HAFSA 7 years ago


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      MM Del Rosario 7 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Thank you all for dropping by, I enjoy putting these quotation hubs together, I hope they inspire you and learn from these quotes from great writers.

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      kalpana basnet 7 years ago

      I really like the quotation and the picture.

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      paglaprame 7 years ago

      :) so nice n creative act.. may u long live like love...

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      Khalil Mangnejo, Naudero 7 years ago

      Nice quote yaar.

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      Farhan Siddiqui 7 years ago

      Good but ............................

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      ramaraju 7 years ago

      super quots

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      zohairahmednawabkhan 7 years ago

      good pics

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      Syed Hassan Ali 8 years ago

      Hi Friend,

      Quotations are too goo and photos are awesome

      but you have not write author name it is better

      if you have provided since it will help us to know

      who wrote those quotes..

      I wish next time you will write that

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      Ugis 8 years ago

      Hello MM Del Rosario from Latvia!

      The combination of the picture and a quote is a very powerful motivational weapon), isn't it? Here's one from my collection.

      "It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had."

      /Elizabeth Kubler-Ross/

      Best regards!

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      G.NAGARAJU 8 years ago

      excellent quotes

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      NEHA 8 years ago

      such a nice quotes yara......

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      me-ann 9 years ago

      Thanks for the HUB!

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      bingbongplop3 9 years ago from Los Angeles

      I love quotes as well! I plan to make a Quote Hub too :]

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      mountainangel 9 years ago from Chattanooga, TN

      My favorite Chinese Proverb is...."Fall seven times. Stand up eight."

      Thanks for the HUB!

      Billy Anen Crews

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      Hope Wilbanks 10 years ago from Louisiana

      Love this Hub! I'm a big fan of inspirational quotes. :)

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      MasonsMom 10 years ago from U.S.A.

      We are birds of a feather when it comes to collecting quotes in a spiral notebook! I love them and collect them as well. Keep 'em coming!

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      Michelle Simtoco 10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Great idea for including these marvelous photos with the quotes. THe beauty is truly enhanced. Now I know where to go to to look for quotes. Will indeed come visit this hub every so often when I need some words of wisdom. Thanks MM.

      --Michelle, the ripplemaker :-)

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      Eileen Hughes 10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      lovely photography pics and heaps of quotes, too many to read everyone.