Las mejores frases célebres en inglés de todos los tiempos

En esta entrada del blog te voy a dejar mis frases célebres favoritas repartidas en distintos topics que seguro que te van a encantar.

En mi opinión personal, aprender inglés utilizando las mejores frases célebres es una manera genial y culta de mejorar la lengua de Shakespeare.

Además, en el colegio y en institutos es muy útil pedir a los alumnos/as que cada día traigan una frase célebre relacionada con un topic que se haya tratado en clase. Tras leer su frase, pueden pasar al explicar el motivo de su elección en inglés e incluso con la ayuda del profesor, se puede generar un breve debate sobre la idea subyacente.

Otra práctica que me gusta es escribirles cada día en la pizarra una frase de las que se muestran a continuación para transmitir sabiduría popular y de sentido común con su mensaje.

Achievement quotes

“The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer.” 
Air Force Motto

“Never be satisfied with what you achieve, because it all pales in comparison with what you are capable of doing in the future.” 
Rabbi Nochem Kaplan

 “Lord grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.”

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Napoleon Hill

“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: 
’To rise above the little things.’»
John Burroughs

Age quotes

“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.”
Pearl S. Buck

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Lucille Ball

Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee

You don’t stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.
Maurice Chevalier

Anger quotes

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
Stephen Hawking

When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
Thomas Jefferson

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
Lee Iacocca

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Mark Twain

Art quotes

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”
Emile Zola (1840-1902)

Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.
Antoni Gaudi

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
Andy Warhol

Business quotes

“You’re only as good as the people you hire.”
Ray Kroc

“When you hire people who are smarter than you are, you prove you are smarter than they are.”
R.H. Grant

“In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.”
John Kenneth Galbraith 

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”
Peter Drucker

Character quotes

“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
Abraham Lincoln

“ The basic difference between an ordinary person and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or a curse.”
Carlos Castoneda

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
T.S. Elliot

“Patience and fortitude conquer all things.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.”
David Lloyd George

“No one can you make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“The superior man is modest in is speech, but excels in his actions.”

Courage quotes

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Sir Winston Churchill

“I like a man who grins when he fights.”
Sir Winston Churchill

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Albert Camus

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
Rollo May

Death quotes

“If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?”
Stephen Levine

“In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.”
(Voltaire in response to a priest asking him to renounce Satan).

Drugs quote

“Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self esteem.”
Kurt Cobain

Drugs, alcohol and ego. They are a bad mix.
Don Dokken

If you’ve never tried drugs, don’t. And if you have, pray.
Brad Renfro

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Rudyard Kipling

Education quotes

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”
Will Durant

“To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”
Mark Twain

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.”
Gail Godwin

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”
Victor Hugo

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”
Derek Bok

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela

Failure quotes

“Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure.”
Thomas A. Edison

“Failing doesn’t make you a failure. Giving up, accepting your failure, refusing to try again does!”
Richard Exely

“Remember the two benefits of failure. First. If you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.”
Roger von Oech

“I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.”
John Keats

“An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.”
Charles Kettering

“Act as if it were impossible to fail.”
Dorothea Broude

Fear quotes

«Since love and fear can hardly coexist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.” 
Niccolo Machiavelli

“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.” 
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.” 
G.K. Chesteron

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Mark Twain

Friends and enemies quotes

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.”
Benjamin Franklin

“There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.”

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
John F. Kennedy

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
John Wesley

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.”
James M. Barrie

“It is certainly sordid to do the wrong thing, and anyone can do the right thing when there is no danger attached. What distinguishes the good man from others is that when danger is involved he still does right.”

Happiness quotes

“The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.”
Martha Washinton

“The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.”
F.H. Bradley

“The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it; every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.”
John D. Rockefeller III

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
George Sand

Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
Dale Carnegie

Health quotes

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. 
Spanish proverb

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.
Joyce Meyer

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.
Gene Tunney

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
Thomas Carlyle

Hell and heaven quotes

I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell – you see, I have friends in both places.
Mark Twain

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Mark Twain

If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don’t want to go there.
Martin Luther

“The mind is a universe and can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
John Milton

Quotes about honesty

“prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.”

“There are three kinds of lies; lies, damned lies, and statistics.”
Benjamin Disraeli

“The truth always turns out to be simpler than you thought.”
Richard Feynman

“it is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar.”
Jerome K. Jerome

“Please don’t lie to me, unless you’re absolutely sure I’ll never find out the truth.”
Ashleigh Brilliant

Y hasta aquí la selección de frases y citas por tema de interés que más éxito han tenido en la historia. Seguiremos actualizando este post añadiendo nuevas citas poco a poco.

See you soon!

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