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English quotes for ESL and EFL learners.

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QuoteTeachers often use quotes in the ESL/EFL classrooms. Here are some of the most motivational quotes you can use to learn or teach English.

Total Quotes: 1310

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The soul of an army
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
George Washington | Discipline

Without discipline
Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority.
Bertrand Russell | Discipline

Conquering yourself
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
Buddha | Discipline

Veiling its deformity
...good deeds can be shortly stated but where wrong is done a wealth of language is needed to veil its deformity.
Thucydides | Language

Scholars and warriors
The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.
Thucydides | Politics

Men capable of real action
Men who are capable of real action first make their plans and then go forward without hesitation while their enemies have still not made up their minds.
Thucydides | Success

The greatest failings
Three of the greatest failings, want of sense, of courage, or of vigilance.
Thucydides | Weakness

Brilliant men
It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
Thucydides | Politics

Peace is an armistice
Peace is an armistice in a war that is continuously going on.
Thucydides | War and peace

Arms or money?
War is a matter not so much of arms as of money.
Thucydides | War and peace

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