If the source you are quoting itself contains a quote, how would do you format it? You can double up the greater-than signs (>>), but I don't find this sort of double quote clear or pleasing on the eye; for example, if I quote the Wikipedia entry on Oscar Wilde:

Isola died aged eight of meningitis. Wilde's poem "Requiescat" is dedicated to her memory:

Tread lightly, she is near
Under the snow
Speak gently, she can hear
the daisies grow

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    a simple > > double quote seems plenty clear to me, and not displeasing to my eye, at least... I would avoid 3 levels of quoting though just on principle. May 21, 2011 at 19:53
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    Nested quotes used to look perfectly fine, while we still had the quote-mark images on them. Sniff.
    – Marthaª
    May 25, 2011 at 18:32


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