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Suggestion: Not using any quote that has anything to do with the elections as QOTD (no matter who said it) until February. Let's try to keep everything as neutral as possible.

Ha! Since when does Wikiquote ever bother with neutrality? Today's (18th December 2022 featured quote is pro-choice and that's not the first time it's happened. It has never featured a pro-life quote. --2001:BB6:7A76:F858:28F8:3EEE:A8A8:B94B 15:30, 18 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

Concerning the quote for today....


It is true that the cause of envy is everything good but the result of envy is everything bad. When people strive to impress others, sometimes motivated by envy, they soon find out that nobody really cares.... Leteh (talk) 22:17, 24 November 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hey Leteh. Welcome to Wikiquote! I can't say I'm wise enough to know whether it is true for certain, but this is the kind of thinking that a good quote inspires, and I'm glad it seems to have inspired you. GMGtalk 22:36, 24 November 2019 (UTC)Reply

I don't think if its true. Jacob Opwaka (talk) 08:20, 8 July 2020 (UTC)Reply



Please pay attention to Template:Ping and its Discussion.--Dthomsen8 (talk) 21:03, 9 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Text/Mo Ran's time is coming late, only waiting for the cold moon to lean against the window, desk, lightly express a touch of leisure, on the note, waiting, night comes, just like waiting for a woman in destiny. Youth is fading, and the tenderness of immortality is still hidden in the context of the years. I am still waiting, waiting for the woman who leans on time. Whose piano sound messed up the rice paper, and my thoughts were stained with ink for years. The clever melody is like a lotus in a sketch. Rferf (talk) 06:15, 1 December 2021 (UTC)Reply
This is a great speech... Taslhine (talk) 21:26, 4 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Quote of the Day 2020-05-08 (Friedrich Hayek)


The quote by Friedrich Hayek can't be found on his Wikiquote page: Friedrich Hayek --ElfQrin (talk) 10:37, 8 May 2020 (UTC)Reply

I think it's time for us to stop trolling & looking down on SA Artists and start supporting our brothers and sisters coz they'll take our music far if we support em. T-cloud DaRapghost S.A (talk) 22:00, 11 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

Today's QOTD is broken!


So in the main page today (13 May 2020), the QOTD is a bit broken in terms of text arrangement (blame @Kalki: for this one hehe). May I suggest deleting the image on the left (or make both of them go to the right, or be smaller) and that'll probably fix it, thankeez! dibbydib ⌐■_■ (barate me) 04:27, 13 May 2020 (UTC)Reply

Quote of the Day 2020-06-03 (image of Donald Trump and quote from the Gospel)


Today's quote with the associated image is wrong on many levels. I don't think it's Wikipedia / Wikiquote's mission to judge people's intentions, and offer personal interpretations of events and news. It's no NPOV (Neutral Point Of View, according to Wikipedia guidelines) at the very least. --ElfQrin (talk) 10:07, 3 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

@ElfQrin: From experience, Kalki makes the QOTD's from each quote and is likely the one who added the provided image, so if you want it to get sorted out, that's who you've got to ask. In my opinion, it is pretty POV to add that image alongside the quote but I won't get myself involved. dibbydib⌐■_■ (barate me) 10:21, 3 June 2020 (UTC)Reply
This is wikiquote and not wikipedia (so wikipedia guidelines should not be quoted here). Sometimes the quotes are a bit provocative, but this is still better than boring quotes (just IMO). --დამოკიდებულება (talk) 10:59, 3 June 2020 (UTC)Reply
Not very subtle, but it's one way to see whether anybody's actually reading the main page, I suppose. Emufarmers (talk) 00:38, 4 June 2020 (UTC)Reply
I think that this should be discussed in Wikiquote talk:Quote of the day and/or Wikiquote talk:Image use policy Rupert Loup 01:56, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

On today's QOTD


Today's (Sep. 21) quote seems a bit biased, forgive me if my memory is incorrect, but don't we have a policy against that? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 18:45, 21 September 2020

There is no rule against quotes that express a point of view. If nobody actually had anything to say, there wouldn't be anything worth quoting. ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:31, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply
  • Unfortunately, the editor who selects the QOTD, User:Kalki, is a self-admitted Hillary voter who consistently chooses POV-pushing anti-Trump quotes, which are not even widely quoted (case in point: this particular anti-Trump quote barely returns 2 pages of Google results!), and we can confidently predict that he will continue to use the QOTD as an anti-Trump propaganda tool ahead of the election. Even though this may not be against any written policy, I would propose we should altogether avoid having anti-Trump (or anti-Biden) quotes as the QOTD at least until after the election, otherwise we give the very improper (but currently plausible) impression that Wikiquote takes sides politically (when in fact it is Kalki, the POV-pushing editor, who is taking sides). Aren't there any more worthy (and less parochial) quotes to be displayed on the front page that actually stood the test of time? ~ DanielTom (talk) 20:30, 21 September 2020 (UTC) last edit: 22:40, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply
Wait is this about the RBG quote ("My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.")? That was a very timely and well-reported quote. I see nothing wrong with it as the QOTD. ~ UDScott (talk) 21:13, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply
No, it's about the Stephen King quote ("What fascinates me — mesmerizes me — isn't so much Trump himself as the American government he's crafted...") at Wikiquote:Quote of the day/September 21, 2020. It was not as widely reported. ~ Ningauble (talk) 21:42, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

This page became more and more a personal page to spread the political views of the QOTD editor. --ElfQrin (talk) 12:58, 10 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

Oct 6 QOTD


Is "Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life." really an appropriate quote to put on the front page? Is that not something incredibly dangerous to encourage? Nixinova (talk) 02:47, 6 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Blocked Message


What is the blocked message for Wikiquote?

QotD Jan 10 2021


How many times do people need to complain about partisan contemporary US politics being pushed on QOTD? Let's just have a rule that anything political must be 15+ years old, etc. Otherwise you'll soon see wars over whose candidates get more quotespace - and it looks like all of the complaints here are alleging the same bias... HaltlosePersonalityDisorder (talk) 00:10, 11 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

I'm not for old quotes only, but Wikiquote home page can't be QOTD editor's personal home page. --ElfQrin (talk) 12:36, 12 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

Original quote


My son Remington Fuller came up with a quote that everyone should live by. "Live simply, so that others may simply live." RTF31406 (talk) 03:59, 8 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

This particular quote goes at least as far back as 1972, and is attributed to Elizabeth Seton by Hubert Ingram Bermont in How to Compete Successfully in Your Own Field (1979), p. 141. ~ DanielTom (talk) 07:12, 8 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

Suggesting quotes when date of birth is unknown


How can I suggest quotes for the quote of the day when date of birth/death is unknown? -- ~ #SheSaid 11:47, 21 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

y associated date to a person's birth or death, this can be stated with the suggestion, preferably with some other date that is historically associated with the person, or plausibly with the quote, but not necessarily so. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 23:15, 21 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for your reply. There are many people (or even quotes from anonymous works) for which no date can be associated. For how many people from Ancient Greece do we know the exact date of birth? With other cultures, even in medieval or modern times, it is even worse. As another example, a quote about Shiva could be placed on the day of Shivaratri, but the Shivaratri festival falls in the western calender on a different day each year.

With the current system, a lot of very good quotes cannot be suggested.

I propose the creation of two additional pages, one page to suggest quotes for which no date can be associated with, and one page for quotes which can be associated with a date, but it varies from year to year in the Western calendar. -- ~ #SheSaid 11:42, 22 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

To clarify, quotes from these pages could be used on days where there too few quote suggestions, March 30 only has one or two quote suggestions. -- ~ #SheSaid 11:31, 31 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

Missing picture on the QOTD


Today's QOTD seems to be missing a picture since it was deleted on Commons. Can a replacement be added? Pinging Kalki as the page's creator. Aranya (talk) 16:29, 10 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

The missing image has now been replaced. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 21:29, 10 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
Only one picture? Yes. We seem to have forgotten the decision, after much discussion, that there should be only one, a consensus reached and agreed to in September 2015, and observed (mostly) until it was abandoned without discussion late last year. (Also abandoned, as seen in today's page, is the "official" policy about specific relevance, for what it's worth.) ~ Ningauble (talk) 20:48, 11 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

About high schools


I think that we must talk about children's being bullied, where I am bullying is a very big problem. Next year I will start grade 8.and I may also be bulled .so I think we can tell them how it feels to be bullied or to bully others. And we must tell them about the about being pregnant at a young age and about the life that comes after being pregnant at a young age Khanyisile sithole (talk) 11:12, 17 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

new proverbs


How can new proverbs, recently published by ordinary people, be added to this database? I have a file of 300 beautiful proverbs, and they are translated into seven languages, and I have been given permission to publish them, please. ששון (talk) 22:20, 1 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hope helps you through the dark moments of our life.

Original works are not within our scope. You are better to publish them on other venues. Thank you for your considerations. --Aphaia (talk) 06:46, 6 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

This could be a very nice development if attention is given Denisseo1234 (talk) 16:09, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hausa Wikiquote


I want to open Wikiquote in my Language (Hausa) which exist on wikipedia, as there are alot of interesting quotes and proverbs in my native tongue. How can I go about it Uncle Bash007 (talk) 18:47, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hi Uncle Bash007, you can start working on the project

here and propose the project at meta:Requests for new languages. It's a long process and will require collaboration from other Hausa speakers. Hope this helps, Rubbish computer (Ping me or leave a message on my talk page) 13:34, 11 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hi Rubbish computer Thanks for the response and ofcourse it does. I really appreciate Uncle Bash007 (talk) 13:49, 11 June 2022 (UTC)Reply
Hi Uncle Bash007, no problem, hope you can start the project at some point. Rubbish computer (Ping me or leave a message on my talk page) 22:55, 11 June 2022 (UTC)Reply
Hi Rubbish computer, Sure, I will let you know as soon S possible. Thank uUncle Bash007 (talk) 10:40, 12 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

Typo in the "New pages" image caption


Greetings and felicitations. On the homepage, in "New in Wikiquote:Xiomara Castro" there should be a space after the colon. —DocWatson42 (talk) 09:22, 5 February 2022 (UTC)Reply



Why isn’t there a Teahouse like Wikipedia? – Ilovemydoodle (talk) 14:02, 17 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

Why are you repeating this posting here? Why not continue the discussion you started here? ~ UDScott (talk) 14:04, 17 May 2022 (UTC)Reply



How did apartheid affect people's lives Remothabetse (talk) 21:32, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Movie history


Matt Dillon in 1978. In the movie. Over the edge. Said The Only Thing in Texas Is Steers And Queers. Goanfuself1 (talk) 22:35, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply



Practice doesn't make your work perfect, But helps you to do better progress Yeojjamora (talk) 08:01, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

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