Quotes for English Learners
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John Steinbeck :
A great teacher
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
Committe of sleep
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
Even if it is dreadful
There's more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.
All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.
| war and peace
I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.
| men and women
Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.
It takes us
A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.
It's so much darker
It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
Passport to hell
My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day.
Power does not corrupt
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.
The only critic
Time is the only critic without ambition.
To be alive
To be alive at all is to have scars.
When we meet
When two people meet, each one is changed by the other so you've got two new people.