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Hi,

Quotation is saying of certain person but a proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. Quotation also has its source with it like A man is not finished when he is defeated, he is finished when he quits - Richard Nixon. Richard Nixon is source of previous quotation. What is main difference between quotation and proverb? Can a proverb have someone as its source?
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A quotation is simply the words said by a specific person, or in a specific situation (you could quote a website for example, crediting the site, not the person who wrote it). A quotation could be on any topic at all and does not need to be 'wise'.

A proverb is generally not credited to a specific person. There are a few that are credited to certain people but these tend to be very ancient, i.e Confusius. A proverb tends to sum up a 'wise idea'.
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What is a proverb?
Proverb: a short popular saying, usually of unknown and ancient origin, that expresses effectively some commonplace truth or useful thought.
English speakers use many proverbs in their daily conversations. Here is a list of some wise proverbs.

http://www.phrasemix.com/collections/the-50-most-important-english-proverbs
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A quote is just what some random person has said.

A proverb is like a metaphor, or a truth that is said almost cryptically or perhaps all-knowing/wise.

For example: A fool and his money are soon parted.
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