Quotes for English Learners
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Mark Twain :
A large heart
My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart - a heart so large that everybody's joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Depending on your eyes
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.
It doesn't matter
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Lord save us
Lord save us all from a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.
Reality and imagination
Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.
Secret of success
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
Golf is a good walk spoiled.
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
Suppose you were an idiot
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.
Telling the truth
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
The assault of laughter
Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
The two most important days
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
Things we earn
How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it.
Truth is mighty
Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
When in doubt
When in doubt tell the truth.
When we remember
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Wosdom in books
In a good book-room you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.