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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: 1455

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Waste and loss
Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.
Thomas A. Edison | loss

Laughing at troubles
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
Francis Bacon | loss

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
Malcolm X | loss

Like an artist
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Pablo Picasso | creativity

A yellow spot
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.
Pablo Picasso | creativity

What could be
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Pablo Picasso | creativity

Well-to-do idlers
Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.
Karl Marx | technology

Social progress
Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.
Karl Marx | men and women

Necessity is blind
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Karl Marx | freedom

Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
Karl Marx | work

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