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English Quotations

Abraham Lincoln

  • Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Alexander Pope

  • A little learning is a dangerous thing.
  • To err is human; to forgive is divine.
  • Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
  • A little learning is a dangerous thing.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers(দীর্ঘস্থায়ী হওয়া).


  • Eureka! Eureka! (I have found it).

Benjamin Franklin

  • Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
  • One should eat to live, not live to eat.


  • Jealousy is a proof of Love.

Edmund Burke

  • Superstition is a religion of feeble minded person.
  • The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

Francis Beacon

  • Knowledge is power.
  • Man fear death as children fear to go in dark.
  • Revenge is a kind of wild justice.
  • Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested.
  • Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
  • Opportunity makes a thief.


  • Self suffering is the truest test of sincerity.


  • Justice delayed is justice denied.
  • Justice hurried is justice buried.


  • Prejudice is the child of ignorance.


  • Knowledge is power

John Keats

  • Beauty is truth, truth beauty.
  • A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
  • Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter.

John Milton

  • Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity(পরকাল).
  • Fame is the last infirmity(দুর্বলতা) of noble minds.
  • Better to reign in hell, than serve in the heaven.


  • Liberty consists in doing what one desires.

Karl marks

  • Religion is the opium of the people.


  • A face that can’t smile is never good.


  • Poetry is a criticism of life.

Neil Armstrong

  • A single step for man; a giant leap for mankind.


  • Give me good mothers, and I shall give you a good nation.
  • England is a nation of shopkeepers.
  • Career open to the talents.

P.B Shelly

  • If winter comes can spring be far behind.
  • Our sweets songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
  • Poets are unacknowledged legislators of the world .


  • Know thyself.

Robert Lynd

  • Bad news travels fast.

Rabindranath Tagore

  • Life is not life without delight


  • Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.

Rudyard Kipling

  • East is East and West is West and never the twain(যুগ্ম, জোড়) shall meet.

Samuel Smiles

  • Example is better than precept(হিতোপদেশ).

S.T Coleridge

  • Water ,water, everywhere ,not a drop drink. -The ancient Mariner.
  • He prayeth best who loveth best.
  • The unexamined life is not worth living.
  • I to die , you to live , which is better only God knows.

Thomas Carlyle

  • Speech is great, but silence is greater.

Thomas Kempis

  • Man proposes , but God disposes.

Victor Hugo

  • Life is flower of which love is honey.


  • If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

William Shakespeare

  • Cowards die many times before their death. – Julius Caesar
  • Brevity is the soul of wit.
  • To be or not to be, that is the question. – Hamlet [৩৯তম বিসিএস প্রিলিমিনারি]
  • There are more things in haven and earth. – Hamlet
  • Frailty Thy name is women.
  • Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. বিনা প্রযত্নে খ্যাতি অর্জন প্রসঙ্গে।
  • Love is blind.
  • All the world’s stage And all the men and women merely players. -As you like it
  • Sweet are the uses of adversity. – As you like it. প্রতিকূলতাকে মোকাবেলা করার পর ভাগ্য সুপরসন্ন হওয়া প্রসঙ্গে।
  • Life is tale told by an idiot. Full of sound and fury(উত্তেজনা, রাগ, ক্রোধ). Signifying nothing.
  • Fair is foul , and Foul is fair . – Mathbeth যাকে ভালো মনে করি, সেই খারাপ, আর যাকে খারাপ ভাবলা সেই শেষে ভালো হল- অনেকটা এরকম অর্থ।
  • All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Mathbeth

William Wordsworth

  • The child is the father of a man.

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