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Famous English Quotations


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



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Quotation

Author

E "Five percent of people think; ten percent of people think they think;
 and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think."
Thomas Edison
  "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." Thomas Edison
  "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."  Thomas Edison
  "I never did a day's work  in my life. It was all fun." Thomas Edison
  "If there's a way to do it better ... find it." Thomas Edison
  "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certaiin way to
 succeed is always to try just one more time."
Thomas Edison
  "There is no substitute for hard work." Thomas Edison
"Vision without execution is hallucination." Thomas Edison
"A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is not what it is built for." Albert Einstein
  "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." Albert Einstein
  "Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish." Albert Einstein
  "Creativity is contagious, pass it on." Albert Einstein
  "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a
 tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
Albert Einstein
  "Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love." Albert Einstein
  "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre
 minds."
Albert Einstein
  "I never think of the future.  It comes soon enough." Albert Einstein
  "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." Albert Einstein
  "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." Albert Einstein
  "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep
 moving."
Albert Einstein
  "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that
 counts can be counted."
Albert Einstein
  "Only two things are infinite - the universe and human stupidity, and
 I'm not sure about the former."
Albert Einstein
  "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." Albert Einstein
  "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its
 limits."
Albert Einstein
  "When you are courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second.
 When you sit on a red-hot cinder, a second seems like an hour.
 That's relativity."
Albert Einstein
  "You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play
 better than anyone else."
Albert Einstein
  “You don’t really understand something unless you can explain it to
 your grandmother.” 
Albert Einstein 
  "Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have." Albert Einstein  
  "Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art." Ralph Waldo Emerson
  "The only way to have a friend is to be one." Ralph Waldo Emerson
  "In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other
 side."
Euripedes
  "Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife." Euripedes
     
F "A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth, and that is why we call
 what he writes fiction."
William Faulkner
  "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business." Henry Ford
  "Don't find fault, find a remedy." Henry Ford
  "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes
 off your goal."
Henry Ford
  "You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." Henry Ford
  "The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living
 at doing what they most enjoy."
Malcolm Forbes
  "It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot." Anatole France
  "Nine-tenths of education is encouragement." Anatole France
  "The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants
 another one which will last forever."
Anatole France
  "To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream; not
 only plan but also believe."
Anatole France
  "What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation." Anatole France
  "Admiration is the daughter of ignorance." Benjamin Franklin 
  “In order for three people to keep a secret, two must be dead.” Benjamin Franklin  
  "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Benjamin Franklin
  "Most fools think they are only ignorant." Benjamin Franklin
  "Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed." Benjamin Franklin
  "Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad
 training."
Anna Freud
  "Men are more moral than they think, and far more immoral that they
 can imagine."
Sigmund Freud
     
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