Sunday, 23 June 2013

Famous Quotations

Famous English Quotations

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

(page 1)




A"After all is said and done, more is said than done."Aesop
 "When I was born, I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half."Gracie Allen
 "I'm not afraid to die.  I just don't want to be there when it happens."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
 "A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks

"Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the
 "Good supervision is the art of getting average people to do superior
 "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
 "There is safety in numbers."Anonymous
B"The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship."Sir Francis Bacon
 "Knowledge is power."Sir Francis Bacon
 "Behind every great fortune there is a crime."Honore de Balzac
 "An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."Orlando A; Battisa
 "There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you
  dare not start.
Charles Baudelaire

"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
 "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."Napoleon Bonaparte
 "The heart has reasons that reason does not understand."Jacques Bossuet



C"Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn."Miguel de Cervantes
 "There are people who have money and people who are rich."Coco Chanel
 "Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up."G.K.Chesterton
 "A woman used her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition."G.K.Chesterton
 "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."Winston Churchill
 "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees
 the opportunity in every difficulty."
Winston Churchill
 "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of
Winston Churchill
 "If you are going through hell, keep going."Winston Churchill
 "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."Winston Churchill
 "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get
 its pants on."
Winston Churchill

"The price of greatness is responsibility."Winston Churchill
 "Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge."Winston Churchill 
 "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others."Cicero
 "Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its
 "I believe in luck; how else can you explain the success of those you
Jean Cocteau
 "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your
 "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Conficius
 "Respect yourself and others will respect you."Conficius
 "The superior man is slow in his words and earnest in his conduct."Conficius
 "Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood."Marie Curie
D"The only difference between me and  a madman is that I'm not mad."Salvador Dali
 "Have no fear of perfection; you'll never reach it."Salvador Dali
 "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most
 intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
Charles Darwin
 "It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter."Marlene Dietrich
 "Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours."Benjamin Disraeli
 "The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches,
 but reveal to him his own."
Benjamin Disraeli
 "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."Benjamin Disraeli
 "Little things affect little minds."Benjamin Disraeli
 "My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me."Benjamin Disraeli
 "The secret of success is constancy of purpose."Benjamin Disraeli
 "Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together; at the door where the
 latter enters, the former makes its exit.
Alexandre Dumas
 "All for one and one for all."Alexandre Dumas




E"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration."Thomas Edison
 "Only two things are infinite - the universe and human stupidity, and
 I'm not sure about the former."
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
 "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that
 counts can be counted."
Albert Einstein
 "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its
Albert Einstein
 "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."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
 "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre
Albert Einstein
 "Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love."Albert Einstein
 "I never think of the future.  It comes soon enough."Albert Einstein
 "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
 "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
 "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
 "To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream; not
 only plan but also believe."
Anatole France
 "Admiration is the daughter of ignorance."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
Anna Freud
 "Men are more moral than they think, and far more immoral that they
 can imagine."
Sigmund Freud

"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
 "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"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
 "Life is the flower for which love is the honey."Victor Hugo
 "Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the
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
 "Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks."Samuel Johnson
 "When making your choices in life, do not forget to live."Samuel Johnson
 "Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise."Samuel Johnson

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