Quotation Trivia Test!

Benjamin Disraeli said, "The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations." Quotations inspire us, challenge us, even help us see things from a new perspective. This quotation trivia test will measure your knowledge of quotations. Good luck.

All you have to do is match the quotation with the person to whom it is attributed. They get more difficult the further you go, and the difficult ones are worth more to your final score. Try your best and soon we will see just how well you know your quotations!

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  1. "Whatever does not kill me makes me stronger."
  2. "I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
  3. "Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."
  4. "When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity."
  5. "History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."
  6. "The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others."
  7. "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
  8. "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
  9. "There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate government action."
  10. "Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do."
  11. "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."
  12. "Life is tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
  13. "It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place."
  14. "People don't go there anymore. It's too crowded."
  15. "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
  16. "There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it."
  17. "It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."
  18. "I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left. I lived a few weeks while you loved me."
  19. "Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource."
  20. "The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins."
  21. "I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to."
  22. "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."
  23. "Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind."
  24. Final bonus quotation: "The unexamined life is not worth living."

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