Wednesday, 20 July 2022

WHAT ARE QUOTES?

 


Quotes and quotations are the common words we hear and use mostly in our conversations and write ups. Quotes are the words uttered or written by the Great’s  or found in ancient texts. We use to remember their words  in the form of quotes and find strength. These quotes inspire, educate and  support  for our future and guide us in the best possible way. Many a time it makes us to be aware of the adverse effect of few actions.  

In formal English, quotation is a noun (as in "a quotation from Shakespeare") and quote is a verb ("She likes to quote Shakespeare"). However, in everyday speech and informal English, quote is often treated as a shortened form of quotation.

 

Here are fifteen quotes on different topics:

 

1.Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested, all your life. We must have life –building, man –making and character – shaping assimilation of ideas . – Swami Vivekananda

2.      Gratitude is duty which ought to be bought. It must be born with men or else all the obligations in the world will create it.- Halifax

3.      The more you say, the less people remember; the fewer the words, the greater the profits.- Fenelon

4.      Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to tasks. Then the doing of your shall be no miracle; but you shall be a miracle. – Philip Brooks

5.       I hate to see things done by halves. If it be right, do it boldly. If it be wrong, leave it undone.- Bernard Giplin

6.      I like to see a man proud of his country and I like to see him so live that his country is proud of him. – Abraham Lincoln

7.      It is through fiction that facts can be made instructive or even intelligible. – George Bernard Shaw

8.       A true university of three days is  a collection of books. – Thomas Carlyle

9.      One nice thing about egoists: they don’t talk about other people. – L. S. Harper

10.   Tell truth and shame the devil. – W. Shakespeare

11.   Winter tames man, woman and beast . – W. Shakespeare

12.   The ultimate measure of man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at the time of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King

13.   Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so you shall come easily by what others have labored for. – Socrates

14.   Service can have no meaning unless one takes pleasure in it. When it is done for show or for fear of public opinion, it stunts the man and crushes the spirit – Mahatma Gandhi

15.    Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety –nine percent perspiration . – Thomas A. Edison.

 

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