English Vocabulary: 18 Famous Quotes

Have you ever been tired of studying, had lack of motivation or thought of giving up your English study? If yes, then this is the must-have list of famous quotes about language learning you need.

  1. “You can do anything, but not everything.” David Allen
  2. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde
  3. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Woody Allen
  4. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi
  5. “We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle
  6. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers
  7. “Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” André Gide
  8. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” Wayne Gretzky
  9. “We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learnt the day before was wrong.” Bill Vaughan
  10. “When I do good, I feel good;when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.” Abraham Lincoln
  11. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
  12. “If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.” Frank Wilczek
  13. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein
  14. “Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.” Alfred A. Montapert
  15. “Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.” Virgil Garnett Thomso
  16. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Gandhi
  17. The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Abraham Lincoln
  18. There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison

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New Words

  • on the right track : if you’re “on the right track”, you’re doing the right thing and progressing. Literally, a “track” is a narrow road or path
  • to run over phr vb: if a car “runs over” someone, it hits that person
  • a shot n: if you have a “shot” at something, you try to do it
  • enthusiasm n: if you have a lot of “enthusiasm” for something, you’re excited about that thing
  • hard adj: something that’s “hard” is difficult for you
  • a rocking horse n: a toy horse that you can sit on and ride. It has curved pieces of wood under its feet so it goes backwards and forwards with the movement you create
  • to figure out phr vb: if you “figure out” something, you understand it