“Wikipedia is why, even though I spent most of my adult life out of school as a refugee, when I finally got to a safe place and into a university I was able not only to compete with my peers, but to excel.”
“I rely so much on the neutrality point of view that wikipedia offers. I'm 17 now, and Wikipedia has been my friend since I was 10 years old.”
“It is my world of knowledge, it is my startup page in my browser. Wikipedia is when you move from reading to editing, from consuming information to producing it. I'm so glad to be part of this great community.”
“Wikipedia has become our way of living, the idea which unites all the editors around the world!”
“It's the most important source of knowledge whenever I am in need. Thank you so much, Wikipedia.”
“It is accessible everywhere. The true nature of knowledge is priceless.”
“Wikipedia is like an all-knowing grandpa.”
“Wikipedia is an essential ingredient in the world we must build to ensure a prosperous and sustainable future.”
“Wikipedia is my return to the purest motivation for learning which is curiosity—innocent, fragile, naive, and youthful curiosity.”
“It is the greatest proof that humans are collaborative social beings.”
“Wikipedia is just like an unimaginably huge collection of sequences of digital bits and bytes that makes sense to people in the most elegant and neat way.”
“I make sure to check out the front page of Wikipedia at least once a day. Wikipedia symbolizes everything a free world should be.”
“Wikipedia is like an old man that has been to all the corners of the earth full of wisdom and knowledge.”
“It is the first thing that pops in my head when I ponder about what we have done in past decades to make the planet a better place”
“Wikipedia means knowledge about anything anyone would ever want to look up or know about.”
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