Words of Wisdom Article Template

Readers and Authors Use Famous Quotations as a Source of Inspiration

If after reading a quote you have found yourself saying: “I wish I wrote that!” Or believe someone else said it best, therefore there is no need for you to say it again – we have the article template for you.

Famous quotations, words of wisdom, idioms, and proverbs are a great way to engage the reader and share your personal story that either proves the words of wisdom or disproves them.

Some common expressions and words of wisdom can be “spot on” and teach us life lessons so we don’t have to make the same mistakes others have made in the past.

In other cases, we learn that some words of wisdom may be inaccurate based on our own experience. This is something definitely worth sharing.

Either way, if some personal experience in your niche reminds you of words of wisdom you have heard in the past, you can write an article about that experience.

Let’s get started with the Words of Wisdom Article Template:

  • Share the Quote in Your Introduction: Lead the article off with the quote you are going to be discussing and share who said the quote originally. Provide a brief explanation of what it means (or its intended meaning). If it is a fairly uncommon quote, you may want to provide a brief background or context for the reader.
  • Tell Your Story: Show readers how you found the words of wisdom to either be true or false, don’t tell (i.e. “I did this and then this happened…”). You can show readers your story by maintaining a conversational tone to keep readers engaged and providing them with important and descriptive details.
  • Explain the Lesson: Reiterate what you learned from your experience. If the words of wisdom didn’t really speak to you, explain why.
  • Recap Your Thoughts: Conclude your thoughts about the original words of wisdom by outlining the key points of your lesson and whether you felt the quote was accurate or inaccurate. Give your readers one last push by helping them see your story from a different perspective.

Consider this template when you are ready to pass on your own words of wisdom about your niche. Come back here and let us know how it worked for you! Who knows? Maybe someone else will be quoting your articles in the near future!


Alan Sahu writes:

I think we will get less targeted visitors from search engines if we write articles on this template.

Comment provided November 21, 2011 at 9:34 AM


Jeff Herring writes:

Alan – I’ve been using this template for years and these articles get tons of traffic, especially bringing back members of my list community that may not have visited in awhile…

While SEO optimized articles are great for getting search engine traffic, that is by no means the only source of traffic from articles…

On the other hand, choose a quote that applies directly to your niche and/or your favorite quotes and apply it to your niche. Ex: a quote followed by tips…

~ Jeff


Kari writes:

I know that the owner of tinybuddha uses this kind of format for her website as well, and she’s doing really well. The posts are interesting, real, and engaging.

Comment provided November 21, 2011 at 10:40 AM



Thanks, Christopher.
No doubt you also keep these quotes in a compilation book where they can be accessed when you want to draw on them.

I keep mine in a computer file as well as on paper.

My favourite at the moment, (which inspired an upcoming blog)

I follow fashion but from a very respectful distance…
Felicity Green, Observer, 13 Nov, 2011.

Comment provided November 21, 2011 at 4:36 PM


Mike Stone writes:

seems so obvious but yet hardly ever put into action.
Thanks Chris..

Comment provided November 21, 2011 at 4:56 PM


simon jarslev writes:

This is a very used template. Especially ued by the sites that produce web site traffic.

Comment provided November 21, 2011 at 8:08 PM


Karen writes:

I find quotes very inspiring and motivating. Normally I’ll read through the whole article if I come across such quotes. This is a good template.

Comment provided November 21, 2011 at 10:31 PM



“Truer words were never spoken” – In other words “I totally agree”


Comment provided November 22, 2011 at 11:24 AM


John writes:

Thanks Christopher for such a nice info. I don’t use them often but sure I will use these techniques now. This will surely add some traffic for sure. On other side this will engage readers as well.
Thanks John

Comment provided November 23, 2011 at 10:10 AM


Language Translation Services writes:

Yes, certainly deciding appropriate and catchy ‘title’ is very much needed if someone wants to see his/her posting in top of search engine results.

Comment provided November 24, 2011 at 1:14 AM


William Lamptey writes:

Great because I have over 2000 quotes that over 1000 people read on facebook. I think this will help me post more. Thumbs up!! for the initiator.

Comment provided September 22, 2012 at 1:49 AM


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