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Is it ok to use another person's quote on a business card, if I give credit to that person?

Manchester, NH |

For Example: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

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Attorney answers 1


I see no problem using a quote from a long dead person like Thoreau. Living individuals' quotes or trademarked slogans however would not be a good idea.

"It is right and proper to quote what we do not comprehend in a language we least understand."
Voltaire in Micromegus