Famous quotations and sayings on various subjects

Cool Quotes and Sayings

“In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

“If I had a mine shaft, I don’t think I would just abandon it.
There’s got to be a better way.”
Jack Handey (1949-)

“There are several good protections against temptation but the surest is cowardice.”
Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“There are some remedies worse than the disease.”
Publilius Syrus (1st century B.C.)

“Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.”
Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“Where prejudice exists it always discolors our thoughts.”
Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“I have no color prejudices nor caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. All I care to know is that a man is a human being, and that is enough for me; he can’t be any worse.”Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“I think a compliment ought always to precede a complaint, where one is possible, because it softens resentment and insures for the complaint a courteous and gentle reception.”
Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.”
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

“An actor is a guy who, if you ain’t talking about him, ain’t listening.”
Marlon Brando (1924-)

“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

“By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”
Socrates (469-399 B.C.)

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

“Middle age is when you’ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.”
Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

“Any system of government will work when everything is going well. It’s the system that functions in the pinches that survives.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963)

“An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.”
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.”
Luc de Clapiers marquis de Vauvenargues (1715-1747)

“Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894)

Educational Quotes and Sayings

“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.”
– W B Yeats

“When my first wife & I began the school, we had one main idea: to make the school fit the child – instead of making the child fit the school.” A S Neill

“Education comes from living life, following passions, accessing information, observing, reflecting, and being inspired by wise and courageous elders in the community.”
– Claire Aumonier

“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.” Unknown (1)

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” Willa A. Foster (1)

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” Ronald E. Osborn

“The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.” Mary McLeod Bethune (2)

“My heart is singing for joy this morning. A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil’s mild, and behold, all things are changed.” Anne Sullivan (2)

“It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wrack & ruin without fail. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing & searching can be promoted by means of coercion & a sense of duty. To the contrary, I believe that it would be possible to rob even a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness, if it were possible, with the aid of a whip, to force the beast to devour continuously, even when not hungry, especially if the food, handed out under such coercion, were to be selected accordingly.” Albert Einstein

“At the desk where I sit, I have learned one great truth. The answer for all our national problems – the answer for all the problems of the world – come to a single word. That word is “education.” Lyndon B. Johnson (2)

“The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” Robert Maynard Hutchins (2)

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein (2)

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” George Washington Carver (2)

“There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.” Marva Collins (2)

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein (3)

“What scupture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.” Joseph Addison (3)

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
Henry B. Adams (3)

Famous Quotes and Sayings

Where there is love there is life
Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right
Author: Henry Ford

Winning is not everything. It’s the only thing.
Author: Vince Lombardi

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Author: Plato

His ignorance is encyclopedic
Author: Abba Eban

I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better
Author: A. J. Liebling

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use
Author: Galileo Galilei

I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves
Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein

If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.
Author: George Bernard Shaw

If you judge people, you have no time to love them
Author: Mother Teresa

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
Author: Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut

It ain’t over till it’s over
Author: Yogi Berra

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
Author: Victor Borge

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
Author: Anne Frank

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome
Author: Jimi Hendrix

Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
Author: Emily Bronte

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us
Author: Helen Keller

Friends and Friendship Quotes and Sayings

“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. ”
–Charles Caleb Colton

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
–Anais Nin

A friend is one who walks in when others walk out
–Walter Winchell

“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend. ”
–Albert Camus

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
–Elbert Hubard

I get by with a little help from my friends.
–John Lennon

My friends are my estate.
–Emily Dickinson

“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. ”
–Bible: Ecclesiastes

Tell me who’s your friend and I’ll tell you who you are.
Author: Russian Proverb

That is the best — to laugh with someone because you think the same things are funny.
Author: Gloria Vanderbilt

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Author: Aristotle

The best mirror is an old friend.
Author: George Herbert

The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love do not require coupons.
Author: George T. Hewitt

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
Author: Wilson Mizner

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
Author: William Blake

Motivational Quotes and Sayings
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Author: Arthur C. Clarke

There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.’
Author: Carrie Fisher

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.
Author: Marquis De Vauvenargues

Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. In common and trivial matters we may act without motives, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom.
Author: W. M. L. Jay

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
Author: Donald Laird

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Author: Sir John Lubbock

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Author: Sir John Lubbock

When the administrator feels himself to be the sole driving agency, and finds himself chiefly engaged in arousing those who apathetic and coercing those who are antagonistic, there is something vitally wrong with the administration. An executive should find himself engaged chiefly in directing the energies which create themselves naturally in all parts of the business, and in finding the proper outlet for the eager upward striving of the ranks below.
Author: E.E. Jones

Who dares, wins.
Author: Anonymous

: Why did I want to win? because I didn’t want to lose!
Author: Max Schmelling

You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!
Author: Bob Richards

You cannot raise a man up by calling him down.
Author: William Boetcker

Romantic Quotes and Sayings

Grow old along with me the best is yet to be.
-Robert Browning

Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms
Without the aid of the seasons.
-Kahlil Gibran

My beloved is only water,
which is always flowing, and doesn’t deceive,
which is always flowing, and doesn’t change,
which is always flowing, and doesn’t end.
-Juan Ramón Jiménes

Give all to love; obey thy heart.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is friendship set on fire.
-Jeremy Taylor

Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one.
-Friedrich Halm

There is only one happiness in life,
to love and be loved.
– George Sand

Never self-possessed, or prudent,
love is all abandonment.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your words are my food, your breath my wine.
You are everything to me.
– Sarah Bernhardt

Success Quotes and Sayings

The road to success is always under construction.

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is for you.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good that we oft may win, By fearing to attempt
–William Shakespeare

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious

Listen a hundred times, Ponder a thousand times, Speak once!”

Private victories precede public victories
–S. R. Covey

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
–Henry Ward Beecher

Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years.
–Bob Brown

It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.
–Eddie Cantor

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out…
–Robert Collier

Success… it’s what you do with what you’ve got.
–Leroy Van Dyke

Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
–T. S. Eliott

Shakespearean Quotes and Sayings

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.

The fool doth think himself wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Heaven, the treasury of everlasting joy.

I will praise any man that will praise me.

Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie.

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance.

What time hath scanted men in hair, he hath given them in wit.


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