A quotation, or quote, is something that a person says or writes, that is repeated by someone else. Quotes are often used as a piece of advice or inspiration – learning from someone else’s life experience.
Famous quotes include these:
- “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” (Benjamin Franklin)
- “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- “Do one thing every day that scares you.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)
You can find a quote about almost anything on websites such as Brainy Quote. For example, you can search for quotes about mothers. Here’s one: “God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers.” Here are many more quotes about mothers.
Here’s a quote from Maya Angelou:
Try answering a few questions on the meaning of this quote:
What word has the opposite meaning to ‘forget’?
What did Maya Angelou say people will forget?
What did Maya Angelou say people will never forget?
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