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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

S "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." Antoine de St Exupery
  "Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. Antoine de St Exupery
  "Hell is other people." Jean-Paul Sartre
  "It is wise to learn; it is God-like to create." John Saxe
  "For success, attitude is equally as important as ability." Sir Walter Scott
  "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  "Life is a play.  It's not its length but its performance that counts." Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  "Action is eloquence." William Shakespeare
  "All that glitters is not gold." William Shakespeare
  "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." William Shakespeare
  "Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners." William Shakespeare
  "Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind." William Shakespeare
  "A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." George Bernard Shaw
  "Great Britain and the United States are nations separated by a common language." George Bernard Shaw
  "The greatest of our evils and the worst of our crimes is poverty." George Bernard Shaw
  "Youth is a wonderful thing.  What a crime to waste it on children!" George Bernard Shaw
  "Martyrdom ... is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability." George Bernard Shaw
  "We don't stop playing because we grow; we grow old because we stop playing." George Bernard Shaw
  "Reasonable men adapt to the world. Unreasonable men adapt the world to themselves. That's why all progress depends on unreasonable men." George Bernard Shaw
  "Can a man who is warm understand one who is freezing?" Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap ... but by the seeds you plant!" Robert Louis Stevenson
  "Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary." Robert Louis Stevenson
  "Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. Jonathan Swift
  "May you live every day of your life." Jonathan Swift
   
T "I am more afraid of an army of a hundred sheep led by a lion, than by an army of a hundred lions led by a sheep." Talleyrand
  "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." Alfred Lord Tennyson
  "A good laugh is sunshine in a house." William Thackery
  "If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman."  Margaret Thatcher
  "It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake." Margaret Thatcher
  "I'm extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end." Margaret Thatcher
"It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs." Margaret Thatcher
  "Love is real only when a person can sacrifice himself for another." Leo Tolstoy
  "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Mark Twain
  "Be careful of reading health books. You may die of a misprint." Mark Twain
  "Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." Mark Twain
"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." Mark Twain
  "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." Mark Twain
     
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