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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

G "We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves." Galileo Gallilei
  "I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers." Mahatma Gandhi
  "I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people." Mahatma Gandhi
  “There is enough on earth for everybody’s need, but not for everyone’s greed.” Mahatma Gandhi
  "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi
  "Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever." Mahatma Gandhi
  "Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction." Bill Gates 
"Nothing strengthens authority as much as silence." Charles de Gaulle
  "Graveyards are full of indispensable men." Charles de Gaulle
  "Formula for success : rise early, work hard, strike oil." J. Paul Getty
  "Money isn't everything but it sure keeps you in touch with your children" J. Paul Getty
  "If you can actually count your money then you are not a rich man." J. Paul Getty
  "All the world over I will back the masses against the classes." William Gladstone
  "Enjoy when you can and endure when you must." J.W. van Goethe
  "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. 
 Willing is not enough; we must do."
J.W. van Goethe 
  "Whatever you can do or dream, begin it." J.W. van Goethe
  "A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days." J.W. van Goethe
  "Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life." J.W. van Goethe
     
H "However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at." Stephen Hawking
  "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." Stephen Hawking
  "Life would be tragic if it weren't funny." Stephen Hawking
  "Work gives you meaning and purpose, and life is empty without it." Stephen Hawking
  "Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try." Ernest Hemmingway 
"Never confuse movement with action." Ernest Hemmingway
"There is no better friend than a book." Ernest Hemmingway
  "Drama is life with the dull bits cut out." Alfred Hitchcock
"Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow." Horace
  "Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age." Victor Hugo
  "He who opens a school door, closes a prison." Victor Hugo
  "Life is the flower for which love is the honey." Victor Hugo
  "Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant." Victor Hugo
  "Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him." Aldous Huxley 
  "Maybe this world is another planet's hell." Aldous Huxley
     
J "In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
"Build a life you don't want a holiday from." Steve Jobs 
  "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." Steve Jobs
  "In school you are given the lesson then the test. In life you are given the test then the lesson." Steve Jobs 
"When a child learns to walk and falls 50 times, do you think they say "maybe this isn't for me"?  Steve Jobs 
  "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me." Steve Jobs
"Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed." Samuel Johnson
"Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks." Samuel Johnson
  "Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Samuel Johnson
  "Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise." Samuel Johnson
  "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." Samuel Johnson
  "When making your choices in life, do not forget to live." Samuel Johnson
"I am tomorrow when I establish today. I am today when I established yesterday." James Joyce 
     
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