Quotes of great people

Hello, my friend. Thank you for checking out my post. How was your weekend? Of course I didn’t go anywhere because the weather wasn’t good. I wanted to go out. What a shame!

Today, I’m writing about well-known sayings of great people. Do you know any? If I am experiencing some problems, I always read them because they encourage me to keep positive every time. Sometimes they inspire me.

Now, I will introduce some. I will be happy for you if you find them useful.


“Change before you have to.”- Jack Welch (an American manager)

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”- Walt Disney (American animation industry)

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”- Nelson Mandela (an African statesman)


Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”- Erich Fromm (a German psychologist)

“Men always want to be a woman’s first love. Women like to be a man’s last romance.”- Oscar Wilde (an Irish playwright)

“Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.”- Albert Einstein (German theoretical physicist)

My favourites

“We have to enjoy our life because we only live one.”- My Filipino English teacher

“What you do not know is not embarrassing. Embarrassing things is not try to understand.”- My sports club friend

What’s your favourite quote of a great person?

Jumpei, Upper-Intermediate


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3 thoughts on “Quotes of great people

  1. Hi! My name is Valentina. I read your article. It’s very interesting for me. Phrases that help us think positive when I’m not feeling 100% well. I like the phrase “If you can dream it, you can do it.”- Walt Disney (American animation industry). Recently I read a book and my favorite phrase is “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.

  2. hello Junpei-san! Congratulations on your graduation:)
    sometime I read quotes from famous people and that gives me new vocabulary.
    that gives me more motivation to learn English.
    I’ll give you my favorite words
    ” I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”
    by Abraham Lincoln.

  3. Such a great article it is. I really like to find well-known sayings which I haven’t heard before.
    These are one of my favorite sayings:

    “Today, which you have spent idly, is the tomorrow of somebody who died yesterday and was desperate to live.”
    “Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.”

    Anyway, congratulations on your graduation. I miss two of Japanese who always post a blog, Sayuri and Jumpei. I will keep reading all of the blogs that are posted.

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