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|A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
|All that glitters is not gold.
|All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.
|Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
|Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find.
|Eighty percent of success is showing up.
|Elementary, my dear Watson.
|Sherlock Holmes (character)
|For those to whom much is given, much is required.
|Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.
|Rhett Butler (character)
|Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
|Go ahead, make my day.
|Harry Callahan (character)
|He travels the fastest who travels alone.
|Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.
|Hell is other people.
|Here’s looking at you, kid.
|Rick Blaine (character)
|Houston, we have a problem.
|Jim Lovell (character)
|I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
|Martin Luther King
|I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
|Blanche Dubois (character)
|I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
|Lt. Kilgore (character)
|I think therefore I am.
|If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
|W. E. Hickson
|If you are going through hell, keep going.
|If you build it, they will come.
|Joe Jackson (character)
|If you want something done right, do it yourself.
|If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
|I’ll be back.
|I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.
|Vito Corleone (character)
|I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.
|Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
|Michael Corleone (character)
|Knowledge is power.
|Sir Francis Bacon
|Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
|Forrest Gump (character)
|Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
|May the Force be with you.
|Star Wars (many characters)
|No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
|Not all those who wander are lost.
|J. R. R. Tolkein
|Nothing is certain except for death and taxes.
|Parting is such sweet sorrow
|Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.
|Speak softly and carry a big stick
|That’s one small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind.
|The love of money is the root of all evil.
|The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
|Franklin D. Roosevelt
|The truth will set you free.
|There’s no place like home.
|Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
|Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
|Alfred Lord Tennyson
|To be or not to be, that is the question.
|To err is human; to forgive, divine.
|To thine own self, be true.
|Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.
|United we stand, divided we fall.
|What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.
|What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach.
|Whatever you are, be a good one.
|You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.
|You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
|You talkin’ to me?
Quotes about the English language
|Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that despite all the progress that has been made in the past 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages.
|Are you one of those people who uses words more for the sound than for the sense of them?
|England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
|George Bernard Shaw
|English is flexible: you can jam it into a Cuisinart for an hour, remove it, and meaning will still emerge.
|English is the language of a people who have probably earned their reputation for perfidy and hypocrisy because their language itself is so flexible, so often light-headed with statements which appear to mean one thing one year and quite a different thing the next.
|I came here and realized how truly limited my English was and it was very scary. I soon realized it wasn’t going to be hard to learn – it was going to be nearly impossible.
|I know grammar by ear only, not by note, not by the rules.
|I know your head aches. I know you’re tired. I know your nerves are as raw as meat in a butcher’s window. But think what you’re trying to accomplish – just think what you’re dealing with. The majesty and grandeur of the English language; it’s the greatest possession we have.
|George Bernard Shaw
|I learned English by going to America and marrying an Englishman who didn’t speak French. That helped.
|I was trying to learn English and I was very worried about my accent. I’m sure I’ll always have it but I remember Tom Hanks said to me, “Don’t lose the accent. If you do, you’re lost.”
|Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.
|Rita Mae Brown
|My spelling is wobbly. It is good spelling, but it wobbles and the letters get in the wrong places.
|A. A. Milne
|Oh, God, I don’t know what’s more difficult, life or the English language.
|Some of the subtance of English words I just don’t understand at all because the culture is so strange to me.
|Speaking English is like a tongue-twister for me. I can speak each word perfectly, but then you have to string them together, like “Blah, blah, blah.” That’s when I get crazy.
|Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
|The barrier of language is sometimes a blessed barrier, which only lets pass what is good. Or, to put the thing less cynically, we may be better in new clean words, which have never been tainted by our pettiness or vice.
|E. M. Forster
|The English language is like London: proudly barbaric yet deeply civilised, too, common yet royal, vulgar yet processional, sacred yet profane.
|There is no such thing as the Queen’s English. The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares!
|They had nothing in common but the English language.
|E. M. Forster
|To me it is very important to understand the nature of English and how it works.
|To understand English is one thing; to understand an Englishman who talks is another.
|What does it matter if you can speak two or more languages if you have nothing original to say in any language?
|When I first came to America I made a lot of mistakes, like going to the hair salon and asking for a blow job instead of a blow dry.
|With hard work, learning English, and getting involved, there is no limit on what you can achieve.
|Writing in English is like throwing mud at a wall.
|An investment in education pays the best interest.
|Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
|Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
|Sir Claus Moser
|Education is not preparation for life. Education is life itself.
|Get over the idea that only children should spend their time studying. Be a student as long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.
|I am always doing that which I cannot do in order that I may learn how to do it.
|I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
|I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.
|I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
|If the goal you’ve set for yourself has a 100 percent chance of success, then frankly you aren’t aiming high enough.
|If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.
|If you’re determined to learn, no one can stop you.
|It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
|Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
|Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
|Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
|Self education is the only kind of education there is.
|The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
|Leonardo da Vinci
|Theory is knowledge that doesn’t work. Practice is when everything works and you don’t know why.
|There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.
|Robert Louis Stevenson
|There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
|You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that’s where you’ll find success – on the far side of failure.
|You can get help from teachers, but you’re going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
|You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
|You’ll never know everything about anything.