Wikiquote is a Wikimedia Foundation project that is focused around being a repository of quotations taken from famous people, books, speeches, films or any intellectually interesting materials. Proverbs, mnemonics or slogans are also included in Wikiquote.
The project started in July 2003; As of January 2008, it includes over 75,903 pages in almost 50 languages. The largest Wikiquote is in English with over 10,000 pages. The German, Italian, and Polish, each over 5,000 articles.
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