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For a high-beginner adult conversation class I decided to make up a quiz game to practice direct and reported speech. The list of quotations generated quite a bit of discussion and I am happy that I saved the list! It took quite a while to find a long enough selection of famous phrases (for the most part) simple enough for my lower level class to decipher .

If anyone has any other good quotes, could you share them, too? Thanks

This list is the same as the attachment below.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Strength lies not in defense but in attack.
Adolf Hitler

Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.
Adolf Hitler

The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
Adolf Hitler

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death, can erase our good deeds.
Buddha

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Confucius

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Obstacles cannot crush me… He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish.
Michelangelo

I am still learning.

Michelangelo

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That is his.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

I am not young enough to know everything.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Marriage is the one subject on which all women agree and all men disagree.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Men marry because they are tired, women because they are curious; both are disappointed.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The fool doth think himself wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
William Shakespeare - Henry IV Part I

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Drink to me.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) , Last words

I do not seek, I find.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Sigmund Freud

The great question - which I have not been able to answer - is, "What does a woman want?"
Sigmund Freud
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...Well maybe not the best one for class, but it gives me hope
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LOL, what a perfect ESL quote!
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Thanks a lot for these great quotations! I just love them.
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Thanks a lot Sage. I love quotes.
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