250+ Most Famous English Quotes – Best Quotes of All Time

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Words may motivate, inspire, and change lives. This is why famous English quotes have always connected with people. These quotes have influenced our culture for years.

People find comfort, direction, and inspiration in famous books, leaders, or celebrity quotes. People utilize quotes to describe their feelings and explain complex concepts and the universe.

This page contains the best quotes of all time, including the most famous English quotes. These quotes demonstrate the wisdom of Shakespeare, Churchill, Oprah, and Gandhi. These famous quotes will inspire you and provide daily insight. So, appreciate these popular English quotations’ ageless wisdom.

Best English Quotes 

I Am Thankful To Those Person Who Leaves Me In Bad Situation Because Only Due To Them I Meet With My Good Situation.


It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

It is blood alone that can pay the price of freedom. Give me blood and I will give you freedom.


Pain makes you Stronger. Tears Make you braver. Heartbreak Makes you wiser. So Thank The past for a better future.


An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one. – George Mikes


All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney


Our language is funny – a ‘fat chance’ and a ‘slim chance’ are the same things. – J. Gustav White


Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.  ‒ Rita Mae Brown


The road to success does not depend upon the shoes we wear, rather the step we take. Let’s Take a good step.

He said true things but called them by wrong names.




It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known. – Charles Dickens


If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.‍ – Nelson Mandela


The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. ― George Orwell


Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.


The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Abraham Lincoln


It Is Your Planning Which Gives You the Confidence To Go Ahead.

There are no short cuts to any place worth going.


One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.


Don’t show so much of love on anyone because it creates a non-curable pain when they avoid u.


The tearoom lady called me love. All the shop ladies called me love and most of the men called me to mate. I hadn’t been here for twelve hours and already they loved me. – Bill Bryson


Our chief wants in life is someone who shall make us do what we can. This is the service of a friend. With him, we are easily great. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. – Doug Larson


What we learn with pleasure, we never forget. – Alfred Mercier


Listen To Everyone And Learn From Everyone. Because, Nobody Knows Everything, But Everyone Knows Something..!!

Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be.




All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. – J.R.R. Tolkein


One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way. – Frank Smith


I don’t like the words ‘I’m fine’. My mom tells me those two words are the most-frequently-told lie in the English language. ― Kasie West


We all have two lives, the second begins when we realize we only have one.


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S.Lewis


It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.



Be the change you want to see in the world.


Reality is, after all, too big for our frail understanding to fully comprehend. Nevertheless, we have to build our life on the theory which contains the maximum truth.


I have finally realized that the only way to lose weight with green tea is if you go to the mountain and pick it yourself!


To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.  – W. Somerset Maugham


Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller


If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur. – Doug Larson


I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.  – Neil Gaiman

True Relations Have The Most Unique Character like SALT. Their presence is never remembered But Their absence makes all the things tasteless…!!


Still bent to make some port he knows not where still standing for some false impossible shore.




You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go… –  Dr Seuss


Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can; there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did. – Sarah Caldwell


I have not been able to discover whether there exists a precise French equivalent for the common Anglo-American expression ‘killing time.’ It’s a very crass and breezy expression, when you ponder it for a moment, considering that time, after all, is killing us. ― Christopher Hitchens


Logic will get you from A to Z; Imagination will get you everywhere.


Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Gandhi

Always deliver more than expected.


Don’t Judge Yourself With Others Because You Are Different From Them.


Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.


Freedom is not given, it is taken.


I just met your duplicate. I swear it was you, I even called your name… But you ignored me and continued to eat Banana and swing on the Tree..


What? Sunday morning in an English family and no sausages! God bless my soul, what’s the world coming to!  – Dorothy Sayers


Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow. – Oprah Winfrey


Why do we have noses that run and feet that smell?

You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.  – Wayne Gretzky


It’s very easy to give example but it’s very difficult to become an example.


You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.




It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be. – J.K. Rowling


Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. – Chinese Proverb


What the semicolon’s anxious supporters fret about is the tendency of contemporary writers to use a dash instead of a semicolon and thus precipitate the end of the world. Are they being alarmist? ― Lynne Truss


Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Learning is not a spectator sport. – D. Blocher


The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.


Sometimes, It Is Good To Be Yourself.


The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that is it too low and we reach it.


Life loses half its interest if there is no struggle — if there are no risks to be taken.


A beauTiful Dress Can Change the perSonality But,Beautiful Behavior can change Life!!


You go through a ritual that takes forever.  – Stephen Mangan


Remember why you started.

English is a funny language; that explains why we park our car on the driveway and drive our car on the parkway.


Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt


Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.




But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. – W.B. Yeats


‍To have another language is to possess a second soul.‍ – Charlemagne


English is the product of a Saxon warrior trying to make a date with an Angle bar-maid, and as such is no more legitimate than any of the other products of that conversation. ― H. Beam Piper


The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.

There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison


What would you do if you were not afraid?


I m a puzzle, which u can’t solve.


You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.


Men, money and material cannot by themselves bring victory or freedom. We must have the motive-power that will inspire us to brave deeds and heroic exploits.


The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion & style & compassion & generosity & humor and finally with kindness.


Growing up in the English countryside, I feel like I’m in a Jane Austen novel when I walk around. – Lily Collins


There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others. – Mandy Hale

The word ‘good’ has many meanings.  For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man. – G. K. Chesterton


The limits of my language are the limits of my world.  ‒ Ludwig Wittgenstein


That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.


Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. – Emily Bronte


‍Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Prescriptive grammar has spread linguistic insecurity like a plague among English speakers for centuries, numbs us to the aesthetic richness of non-standard speech, and distracts us from attending to genuine issues of linguistic style in writing. ― John H. McWhorter


What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.


Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu


Nothing will work unless you do.


I Don’t Believe in Flaunts, I Actually Accept Them Who Come With Reality.


Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.


India is calling. Blood is calling to blood. Get up, we have no time to lose.


A person can not achieve his real success & happiness until he learns the art of having tolerance, sacrifice, care and respect for others.


Only in the English countryside could violent death remain something that is ‘cosy’. – Liz Williams


The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney


I like the word ‘indolence.’ It makes my laziness seem classy. – Bern Williams


Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life… is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.


But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. – William Shakespeare


Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow. – Oliver Wendell Holmes


It is critical to our union that we only have one dominant language – English. ― Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr


The greatest glory in living lies not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.


Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. – Margaret Fuller


Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.


I speak for what I see, I stand for what I Believe. I strive for what I want…


Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.


Forget not that the grossest crime is to compromise with injustice and wrong. Remember the eternal law: You must give, if you want to get.


Friends are like a page in the book of life. Every page with a different subject. But you are my index page that is why you are covering every subject of my life. Have a wonderful life….


Do we have carjacking in England? No, but thanks for asking. We have people who clean your windscreen against your will…  – Douglas Adams


The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with dust and sweat; who strives valiantly, who errs and may fall again and again because there is no effort without error or shortcoming. – Theodore Roosevelt


The two most beautiful words in the English language are ‘check enclosed. – Dorothy Parker


Journalism is literature in a hurry.


Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. – Alfred Lord Tennyson


I admire people who dare to take the language, English, and understand it and understand the melody. – Maya Angelou


Why is English so widespread today, and not Danish? ― Yuval Noah Harari


A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.


Learning is like rowing upstream, not to advance is to drop back. – Chinese Proverb


Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it, the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.


No time for Fake and Negative People’s.


No real change in history can be achieved by discussions.


Happiness can not be found If you seek it 4 yourselves but when you give it 2 others, it will find its way back 2 you that is the magic of happiness, it grows and grows when it is shared.


I live in the English countryside, so I’m surrounded by magpies. – Kenneth Branagh


Be so good they can’t ignore you. – Steve Martin


The quantity of consonants in the English language is constant. If omitted in one place, they turn up in another. When a Bostonian ‘pahks’ his ‘cah,’ the lost ‘r’s migrate southwest, causing a Texan to ‘warsh’ his car and invest in ‘erl wells.


History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man.


Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone … just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. – F. Scott Fitzgerald


All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer. – Robert Louis Stevenson


If English is here to stay, the least we Indians can do is to promote Hinglish. The best of two languages will make Hinglish user-friendly. ― Tapan Ghosh


Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.


The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain


One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.


Take me as I am, not as you wish me to be. It is our duty to pay for our liberty with our own blood.


If every one forgets you, I will be with you, If every one betrays you I will be with you, If every one lets you down I will still be with you, But if every one likes you, then sorry I will be with them…


The English are not a very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity” – George Bernard Shaw


Be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi


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


Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.


Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. – Harper Lee


Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience. – Dale Carnegie


Let our voices be heard in all of our lunges. Not just English. I am an American and I speak Spanish and English. ― Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.


If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney


Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.


Those who know me, never doubt me. Those who doubt me never knew me.


If you can not forget some difficult things in your life, The least you can do about them is making sure you do not give your self-time to remember them.


The English are not happy unless they are miserable. – George Orwell


An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. – Roy Ash


The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks, but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine. – Dorothy L. Sayers


When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.


We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with asleep. – William Shakespeare


A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. – W. H. Auden


India, where English is a medium to ‘Impress’ not ‘Express’… ― Nitya Prakash


The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.


It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius


Sweating the details is more important than anything else.


I talk, I smile, I laugh too but be careful when I’m silent.


English people don’t like to be told ‘enjoy your meal’. They will enjoy their meal if they feel like enjoying it. It is advisable not to command them such things in case they have other plans with their meal, such as preferring to dislike it. – Maureen Johnson


We all have things we must do that we don’t really care to do and things we must do that we don’t mind doing, then there’s the goofing off. – Mi Oon


English grammar is so complex and confusing for the one very simple reason that its rules and terminology are based on Latin, a language with which it has precious little in common. – Bill Bryson


Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.


A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise. – A.A. Milne


Our language is a reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers. – Cesar Chavez


When we teach English, the use of a language is a better identification (sometimes) than the one in your wallet. How we use the language, our word choice – tells people who we are, and what we think, and what we feel about them…Literature is the hallmark of history… ― James T. Cross


By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. – Benjamin Franklin


You shouldn’t blindly accept a leader’s advice. You’ve got to question leaders on occasion.


I’m a good person but don’t give me a reason to show my evil side.


England doesn’t have summer, it has continuous autumn with a fortnight’s variation here and there. – Natasha Pulley


Dear entrepreneurs, you can start a thousand businesses, launch 100 projects, and take dozens of companies public, but you only have one shot at being part of your kid’s childhood. Your kid doesn’t care about your platform, they care about your presence. – Jon Acuff


Making English grammar conform to Latin rules is like asking people to play baseball using the rules of football. – Bill Bryson


Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right.


Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R. Tolkein


Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children. – Michael Gove


The goal of American English speakers appears to be to rob the mother tongue of direct meaning and replace it with needlessly-complex jargon. ― Stewart Stafford


Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett


Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.


I love to change if I find someone copying me.


The sun doesn’t live in England; it comes here on holiday when we’re all at work. – Benny Bellamacina


A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. – John A. Shedd


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


The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys.


A different language is a different vision of life. – Federico Fellini


You must know in what way you are going to use the morphology and syntax to build you how. ― Frederick Vanderbuilt


Language is the infinite use of finite means.  – Wilhelm von Humboldt


Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.


I hate those people who have two faces. they show one face to me and second to other people.


Nothing beats snow. Normally we get one day a year – and you have to hope it snows overnight, so you can be snowed in. – Michael McIntyre


I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison


In my sentences, I go where no man has gone before… I am a boon to the English language. – George W. Bush


Language shapes the way we think and determines what we can think about. – Benjamin Whorf


I don’t claim that I am the best verbal trainer, but I claim that I can bring out the best in you. ― Avijeet Das


Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. – Joseph Addison


Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.


I’m leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it’s not raining.  – Groucho Marx


Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. – Drew Houston


Introducing ‘Lite’ – The new way to spell ‘Light’, but with twenty percent fewer letters. – Jerry Seinfeld


Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides. – Rita Brown


Is it not enjoyable to learn and practice what you learn? – Confucius


Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.


Being an England supporter is like being the over-optimistic parents of the fat kid on sports day. – John Bishop


In carrying out e-commerce, the most important thing is to keep doing what you are doing right now with passion, to keep it up. – Jack Ma


England and America are two countries separated by a common language. – George Bernard Shaw


Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation. -Angela Carter


Language is wine upon the lips. – Virginia Woolf


There’s an accent shift, on average, every 25 miles in England. – David Crystal


Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. – Warren Buffett


Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. – Robert Benchley


Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life. It’s a language that is adaptive to emotions, ideas and feelings. – Katherine West


Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin


The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes. – Thomas Beecham


Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value. – Albert Einstein


When I read some of the rules for speaking and writing the English language correctly, I think any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it. – Henry David Thoreau


The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language. – J. Michael Straczynski


We do not regard the English as foreigners. We look on them only as rather mad Norwegians. – Halvard Lange


Knowledge without action is meaningless. –  Abu Bakr


I speak two languages: Body and English. – Mae West


‍I worked as hard as I could. I’m not fluent but I felt like I made real headway. The language is beautiful. –Lisa Williams


The readiness of the English to apologize for something they haven’t done is remarkable. – Henry Hitchings


Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. –  Marian Wright Edelman


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


‍Words are some of the most powerful and important things I know….Language is the tool of love and the weapon of hatred. It’s the bright red warning flag of danger–and the stone foundation of diplomacy and peace. – LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN


Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

These best quotes, including the most famous English phrases, can inspire us to be our best. These quotes—from Shakespeare to Maya Angelou—remain relevant today. These quotes will inspire, motivate, or impart insight. Consider how these words can improve your life . Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What lies behind and what lies ahead are unimportant compared to what lies within.”

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