Wise Sayings is one of the oldest collections of quotes, proverbs, and sayings on the web. Since launching in 2000, we’ve provided over 100 million curious visitors with tens of thousands of handpicked excerpts compiled by a team of skilled quote curators.

“The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.” – Isaac D’Israeli

A good quote connects people—from those looking for words that soothe, to share with a loved one, or to understand the world better, to people hoping to portray a specific truth in an essay, on social media, or even a birthday card. We pass along words that have found a way to succinctly capture what bonds our experiences.

“I always have a quotation for everything—it saves original thinking.” – Dorothy L. Sayers

Be it a hilarious quip from Ellen DeGeneres or an ageless adage from Confucius, Wise Sayings wishes to spread the power of a good quote to our users.

“A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.” – Joseph Roux

If you are looking for inspiration, are in a thoughtful mood, or are simply in need of a good laugh, our database of over 3,500 quote topics will have a saying that resonates with you.

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