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Smoky Smoky June 24, 2019 at 8:52 AM June 24, 2019 at 8:52 AM link Permalink

Is it OK to add here quotes by famous people of historical significance?
Like this one: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
By Benjamin Franklin.

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Objectivesea Objectivesea June 24, 2019 at 10:56 AM June 24, 2019 at 10:56 AM link Permalink

We have some historic sentences already. I think including them is fine, especially if tagged, as you suggest, with the author name. One suggestion: since modern English no longer capitalizes nouns mid-sentence, it would be best to lowercase these to conform with modern usage. (German will of course continue to follow its own rules.)

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Thanuir Thanuir June 24, 2019 at 12:37 PM June 24, 2019 at 12:37 PM link Permalink

There is also the tag "archaic" and others starting with that word. Maybe they are useful.

(If the original is a written source, then keeping the original spelling is appropriate, if one claims it is a quote.)