Quotes for English Learners
List of developmental quotes
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This is a list of developmental quotes
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
A noble person
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
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.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Being someone else
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Do you wish to be great?
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.
Enjoy a good future
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
Unless I accept my faults, I will most certainly doubt my virtues.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
I would rather be poor
I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
It is not out there
What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
Knowing that there is worse pain doesn't make present pain hurt any less.
Real Live Preacher
I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Success and failure
It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it.
The most excellent Jihad
The nudity of truth
There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.
The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
Well timed speech
Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.