Internet Reference Library


Bartlett's Book of Familiar Quotations
A collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature compiled by John Bartlett. This tenth edition of 1919 contains over 11,000 searchable quotations and was the first new edition of John Bartlett’s corpus to be published after his death in 1905—the new editor, however, choosing more to supplement than revise the work of the first name in quotations.

Douglass: Archives of American Public Address
An archive of more than 100 speeches important in United States history. Searchable, or browsable by speaker, title, date, or topic (care for the poor, civil rights, free speech, slavery, state's rights, war and peace, and women's suffrage). The site also provides resources for the study of rhetoric and links to speeches, documents, and other related Web resources. From the Northwestern University School of Speech. (LII)

Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches From Around the World
Hundreds of speeches delivered from 1848 to 2001. The site "primarily collects speeches by living women ... [and] is intended for secondary school and undergraduate students." Searchable, and browsable by name and year. From librarian Liz Kent at Sweet Briar College, Virginia. (LII)

Quotations Home Page
Collections of thousands of quotations, old and new, familiar and obscure, humorous and pompous, ironic and sometimes profound. This site is "intended as a place for enjoyment, enlightenment, exploration and general reference."

Quotations Page
Over 25,200 quotations online from over 3,000 authors, with more added daily.

Quote World
A searchable, browsable database which Includes over 15,000 quotations, a quote talk forum, and links to the full text source. Includes full text of famous speeches.

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