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Famous English Quotations


List of famous English quotations from
politicians, authors, actors, scientists and philosophers.



(page 1)

 

Quotation

Author

A "After all is said and done, more is said than done." Aesop
  "Persuasion is often more effectual than force." Aesop
  "United we stand, divided we fall." Aesop
  "When I was born, I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half." Gracie Allen
  "Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem." Woody Allen
  "If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative." Woody Allen
  "I'm not afraid to die.  I just don't want to be there when it happens." Woody Allen
  "Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once." Woody Allen
  "You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred." Woody Allen
"The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do." Anonymous
  "Love is not about who you live with. It's about who you can't live without." Anonymous
  "A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out" Anonymous
"Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell." Anonymous
  "Good supervision is the art of getting average people to do superior work." Anonymous
  "Wit is educated insolence." Aristotle
  "Education is the best provision for the journey to old age." Aristotle
  "One swallow does not make the spring." Aristotle
  "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." Aristotle
  "We are what we repeatedly do." Aristotle
  "Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit." Aristotle
  "There is safety in numbers." Anonymous
     
B "The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship." Sir Francis Bacon
  “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” Sir Francis Bacon
  "Knowledge is power." Sir Francis Bacon
  "A prudent question is one-half of wisdom." Sir Francis Bacon
  "Behind every great fortune there is a crime." Honore de Balzac
  "It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action." Honore de Balzac
  "An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." Orlando A. Battisa
  "A multitude of small delights constitute happiness." Charles Baudelaire
  "There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start." Charles Baudelaire
  "Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future. Act now, without delay." Simone de Beauvoir 
"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." Alexander Graham Bell
  "Happiness lies in good health and a bad memory." Ingrid Bergman
  "Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others." Otto von Bismarck
  "Ability is nothing without opportunity." Napoleon Bonaparte
  "Glory is fleeting but obscurity is forever." Napoleon Bonaparte
  "If you want a thing done well, do it yourself." Napoleon Bonaparte
  "Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools." Napoleon Bonaparte
  "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." Napoleon Bonaparte
  "Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
     
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