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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.

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The government and the people
The maxim, that governments ought to train the people in the way in which they should go, sounds well. But is there any reason for believing that a government is more likely to lead the people in the right way than the people to fall into the right way of themselves?
Lord Macaulay | politics

A good constitution
A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
Lord Macaulay | politics

Enemies to laws
People crushed by law have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws.
Lord Macaulay | power

Discussing it freely
Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.
Lord Macaulay | freedom

To be fit to use their freedom
Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
Lord Macaulay | politics

I would rather be poor
I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.
Lord Macaulay | developmental

American democracy
American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.
Lord Macaulay | politics

Action is often better than no action
Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it's no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.
Eckhart Tolle | developmental

There is no death
Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to "die before you die" --- and find that there is no death.
Eckhart Tolle | death

Fighting and persisting
Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.
Eckhart Tolle | inspirational

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