or quotes for short, are statements written or spoken, that are
repeated by others to make a point. The point may be to show what a
certain person believes about something. They may be referred to in
speeches or print as words of wisdom. Many popular quotes are
humorous or witty.
are a number of good sources of quotations. You can use a book that
contains a large collection and find the topics you're interested in
by using the index. There are some good sites on the Internet where
topics can be found by using a keyword in a search field.
source you use will tell you who said or wrote the words. It will
usually also show you how to find other quotations from the same
main source for this worksheet is ThinkExist.com.
You will often find quotations that contradict (disagree with) each other. For example, here are two quotes that were found by searching the topic “money.”
I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in
life; now that I am old, I know it is” by
“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich” by Louis Sabin
if you can answer the following questions.
liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.”
the above quote?
of the press is an important right.
b. People should be free to express their opinions in speech and written words.
c. Freedom of religion should not be limited.
d. To protect liberty, governments should stop people from saying unpopular things.
2. Which quote indicates that cats are thinkers?
you would know a man, observe how he treats a cat.”
b. “Cats are mysterious kind of folk - there is more passing in their minds than we are aware of.” Sir Walter Scott
c. “As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.” Ellen Perry Berkeley
d. “What greater gift than the love of a cat?” Charles Dickens
know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if
you're not part of their happiness.” Julia Roberts
to this quote, __________
must be painful.
b. Love is never real.
c. Love is unselfish.
d. Love can never last.
should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift
and not as a hard duty.” Albert Einstein
Einstein is saying that _______
learn best when they feel that what they're learning is important to
b. Teachers should offer cash awards to students for doing their homework.
c. Never make students work hard.
d. Teachers should wrap their assignments in real wrapping paper.
is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice.”
Wendell Holmes, Jr.
statement comes closest to the meaning of the above quote?
entered the wrong building.
b. Law and order is always a bad thing.
c. Basketball players never play fair!
d. Laws aren't always fair.
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