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Famous English Quotations

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



(page 1)

 

Quotation

Author

A "After all is said and done, more is said than done." Aesop
  "Persuasion is often more effectual than force." Aesop
  "United we stand, divided we fall." Aesop
  "When I was born, I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half." Gracie Allen
  "If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing
 anything very innovative."
Woody Allen
  "I'm not afraid to die.  I just don't want to be there when it happens." Woody Allen
  "Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once." 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
 without."
Anonymous
  "A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks
 out"
Anonymous
"Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the
 doorbell."
Anonymous
  "Good supervision is the art of getting average people to do superior
 work."
Anonymous
  "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
 fruit."
Aristotle
  "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
  "A prudent question is one-half of wisdom." Sir Francis Bacon
  "Behind every great fortune there is a crime." Honore de Balzac
  "It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and
 taking action."
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
  "Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future. Act now, without
 delay."
Simone de Beauvoir 
"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
  "Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English.
 It means they know another language.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
     
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