xcowsay is a graphical configurable talking cow. It's a GTK+ version of the classic cowsay Perl script. It displays a cute pop-up cow on your desktop with a speech bubble and some customizable text. It comes with a fortune(6) wrapper script, xcowfortune, which you can cron to deliver periodic fortune cookies via the cow. It even has a daemon mode that lets you send the cow's messages over DBus.
fortune-mod-ru is a collection of cookie files in Russian. It includes the following categories: armenian (questions to Armenian Radio), citates (citations of great people), computer (sysadmins, PC and other), fomenko (aphorisms from Fomenko), M$ (dedicated to Micro$oft), murphy (Murphy laws), programming (programmers and programming). It also includes aphorisms from the collection of Nikolay Vekshin (http://aforizmi.narod.ru).
Fortune contains the wise sayings from the ancient Chinese cultural icon, the fortune cookie. Every day, Fortune will provide you with a new saying for a daily dose of guidance and wisdom. With hundreds of hand picked sayings, Fortune will deliver fresh guidance for years to come. Fortune could motivate, stimulate, and inspire you to become a much wiser and more insightful person.