Quotes about the English world

Quotes about the English World
Quotes about the English World

Smile at adversity, and act quickly to eliminate it. Expect adversity, for it shall surely appear. Be grateful for adversity, for it forces the human spirit to grow – for surely, the human character is formed not in the absence of difficulty but in our response to difficulty.
Jim Rohn

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is doing something else.
Leonardo Da Vinci

If you want the best the world has to offer, offer the world your best.
Neale Donald Walsch

If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
Winston Churchill

We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.
Winston Churchill

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.
Oscar Wilde

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
Ronald Reagan

“I am” is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that “I do” is the longest sentence?
George Carlin

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Theodore Roosevelt

I speak two languages, Body and English.
Mae West

The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.
Karl Marx

The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.
Charles Dickens

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
Robert Frost

Yeah, Wacko Jacko, where did that come from? Some English tabloid. I have a heart and I have feelings. I feel that when you do that to me. It’s not nice.
Michael Jackson

Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English.
George Bernard Shaw

In this country, it doesn’t make any difference where you were born. It doesn’t make any difference who your parents were. It doesn’t make any difference if, like me, you couldn’t even speak English until you were in your twenties.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
H. L. Mencken

Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ’s vineyard.
Pope John Paul II

We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
Booker T. Washington

Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.
Walt Whitman

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
Ambrose Bierce

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
Clarence Darrow

English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.
Abdul Kalam

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