Learn and use English Quotes

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.

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A vast practical joke
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke.
Herman Melville | life

Truth is in things
Truth is in things, and not in words.
Herman Melville | truth

Writing a mighty book
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it.
Herman Melville | writing

What is art?
Art is the objectification of feeling.
Herman Melville | art

Ignorance vs fear
Ignorance is the parent of fear.
Herman Melville | fear

Trying all things
I try all things, I achieve what I can.
Herman Melville | inspirational

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Herman Melville | success

Made aware
We are being made aware that the organization of society on the principle of private profit, as well as public destruction, is leading both to the deformation of humanity by unregulated industrialism, and to the exhaustion of natural resources, and that a good deal of our material progress is a progress for which succeeding generations may have to pay dearly.
T.S. Eliot | culture

Cultural invasion
One cannot expect positive results from an educational or political action program which fails to respect the particular view of the world held by the people. Such a program constitutes cultural invasion, good intentions notwithstanding.
Paulo Freire | culture

Except education and culture
The soul takes nothing with her to the next world but her education and her culture. At the beginning of the journey to the next world, one's education and culture can either provide the greatest assistance, or else act as the greatest burden, to the person who has just died.
Plato | culture

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