The Best English quotes

As an entrepreneur, you are constantly looking for inspiration and motivation to keep going. That’s why we’ve put together this compilation of English quotes that will inspire and motivate you to achieve your goals. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in business for a while, these quotes will help you stay focused and push through the tough times.


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The best english quotes

1. To cultivate an English accent is already a departure away from what you are. — Sean Connery

2. But Kate, dost thou understand thus much English? Canst thou love me?’ Catherine: ‘I cannot tell.’ Henry: ‘Can any of your neighbours tell, Kate? I’ll ask them. — William Shakespeare

3. My brother and I have matching tattoos on our arms. It says, ‘Humility is strength, ‘ in Portuguese and Italian, because my genius brother taught English in both Italy and Brazil. — Nikki Reed

4. I long for sleep, and for soft English rain. But they do not come. — Michael Cox, The Meaning of Night

5. Jesus is not from Georgia. Jesus does not speak English. And Jesus is not a member of the NRA. — Robert Wright

6. What makes me really happy is a walk in the English countryside. A nice sunset, that British countryside–it means I’m home. — Natalie Dormer

7. But Kate, dost thou understand thus much English? Canst thou love me?’ Catherine: ‘I cannot tell.’ Henry: ‘Can any of your neighbours tell, Kate? I’ll ask them. — William Shakespeare

8. The French, the Italians, the Germans, the Spanish and the English have spent centuries killing each other. — Umberto Eco

9. I was playing rugby and the other games English school children do, and there was an event in which races were run, and I won these by a considerable margin. — Roger Bannister

10. It’s my job as best friend to make sure he’s not a serial killer. Or an English major, not sure which one’s worse. — Shelly Crane, Significance

11. I find the Englishman to be him of all men who stands firmest in his shoes. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. You mustn’t be afraid to dream bigger, darling.–Christopher Nolan English filmmaker — Sarah Ban Breathnach

13. Suddenly, she employed those very English weapons: devious good manners and a rapid change of subject. — Patricia Duncker, Miss Webster and Chérif

14. I’ve written so many songs about Englishmen, I have to go elsewhere. — Ray Davies

15. What soilders whey–face? The English for so please you. Take thy face hence. — William Shakespeare

16. American girls are as clever at concealing their parents as English women are at concealing their past. — Oscar Wilde

17. Men had always been the reciters of poetry in the desert. — Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

18. That’s how it is with the English: if you score against them you’re a good player; if you don’t, you’re not. — Zlatan Ibrahimovic

19. Woman at Point Zero I wrote during the ’70s in Arabic. It came in English in ’82. So, almost ten years’ difference between the Arabic and the English. — Nawal El Saadawi

20. The English language is like London: proudly barbaric yet deeply civilised, too, common yet royal, vulgar yet processional, sacred yet profane. — Stephen Fry

21. My accent was horrible. In Mexico, nobody says, ‘You speak English with a good accent.’ You either speak English, or you don’t: As long as you can communicate, no one cares. — Salma Hayek

22. In a totally dysfunctional society, the profession of a writer would not exist. — Minae Mizumura, The Fall of Language in the Age of English

23. Czech: Řekni mi, co čteš, a já ti řeknu, kdo jsi.English: Tell me what you read, and I’ll tell you who you are.First president of Czechoslovakia. — Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

24. My mother–in–law speaks not a word of English. I speak not a word of Tajiki. So I smile at her ingratiatingly and she fixes me with a beady eye. — Wilbur Smith

25. I hate editors, for they make me abandon a lot of perfectly good English words. — Mark Twain

26. I’m not sure I can take your advice. You are dealing with English Gentlemen. We are dealing with monsters. — Martin Buber

27. Education has all the vowels in English. Unquestionably, it is not the only word. — Prabakaran Thirumalai

28. Lord, lord, the snobbery of the English! — Virginia Woolf

29. I had one companion. He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English so we could communicate a bit. I learnt a few Russian words, but it was hard to concentrate. — Mathias Rust

30. I have grown to believe that there is no dangerous idea, which does not become less dangerous when written out in sincere and careful English. — William Butler Yeats

31. I’ve always seen movies in English with Spanish subtitles. For audiences around the world, the language is less important than if it’s a good film. — Patricia Riggen

32. Worship is the launching pad for life. — Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey Into Christian Faith

33. This made no sense to me, probably because I speak English and have never had a head injury. — Tina Fey

34. I’m not sure how I’d survive without English Breakfast tea. Even in the Caribbean, I must drink 20 cups a day. — Richard Branson

35. People are disappointed when they hear my American accent because they regard ‘The Police’ as an English band but I’ve clung to my American–ness all the way. — Stewart Copeland

36. It is the English–speaking nations who, almost alone, keep alight the torch of Freedom. — Winston Churchill

37. Why is it that English, drama and music teachers are most often recalled as our mentors and inspirations? Maybe because artists are rarely members of the popular crowd. — Roger Ebert

38. English? Who needs that? I’m never going to England. — Matt Groening

39. He mobilised the English language and sent it into battle. — Winston S. Churchill

40. I could never muster the courage to speak to girls in my college in Pune. Most of them were Parsis and spoke English. I came from a village and could barely converse in English. — Sharad Pawar

41. Though my father was Norwegian, he always wrote his diaries in perfect English. — Roald Dahl

42. This sleep is sound indeed; this is a sleep That from this golden rigol hath divorc’d So many English kings. — William Shakespeare

43. 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

44. I have yet to meet an English teacher who assigned a book to damage a kid. — Pat Conroy, A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life

45. Lust and the English make no sense to me. — Paul Monette, Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story

46. But Kate, dost thou understand thus much English? Canst thou love me?’ Catherine: ‘I cannot tell.’ Henry: ‘Can any of your neighbours tell, Kate? I’ll ask them. — William Shakespeare

47. Awake, awake, English nobility! Let not sloth dim your horrors new–begot. — William Shakespeare

48. ‘i wrote relationship spelling as ”realationship” when I was in 5th class. But English teacher smiled and gave me marks.’ — Rakesh Vemulawada

49. I grew up in so much church: English–speaking church, Korean church. — Sandra Oh

50. George Moore wrote brilliant English until he discovered grammar. — Oscar Wilde


English is a language that can bring people together, no matter where they come from. It has the power to unite people and bring different cultures closer together. Whether you are learning English for the first time, or you have been speaking English your whole life, these quotes remind us of the beauty and power of the language. We hope that these quotes have inspired you to learn more, and to appreciate the English language even more.

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