Write Your TOEFL Essay With Famous Quotes

Check these Famous Quotes!

You need to try to use them– 1-2 quotes for every essay.


TOPIC 1- Family & Friends & Love


Love is ever the beginning of knowledge as fire is of light.

-Thomas Carlyle

People need to know one another to be at their honest best.

-Robbins Staca

Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.

-Publius Syrus

All happy families are like one another; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

-Leo Tolstoy

Friendship is both a source of pleasure and a component of good health.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


TOPIC 2- Study & Work & Effort


If you don’t learn to think when you are young, you may never learn.

-Thomas Edison

Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him.

-Philip Dormer Chesterfield

It takes a lot of thought and effort and downright determination to be agreeable.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

When work is a pleasure, life is joy! When work is duty, life is slavery.

-Maxim Gorky

It is no use doing what you like; you have got to like what you do.

-Winston Churchill


TOPIC 3- Relationship & Experience & Attitude

A man is called selfish, not pursuing his own good, but neglecting his neighbor’s.

-Richard Whately

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.

-James Russell Lowell

Throughout life, we rely on small groups of people for love, admiration, respect, moral support and help.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man is the whole of himself; his friends are the rest of him.

-Harry Emerson Fosdick

Treat other people as you hope they will treat you.


Experience more than sufficiently teaches that men govern nothing with more difficult than their tongues.

-Bendict de Spinoza

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

-Winston Churchill

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

-Burke Edmund

If you fight for yourself, only you can win; when you fight for your marriage, you both win.

-Pearsall Paul

When you want knowledge like you want air under water then you will get it.


Behavior is a mirror in which every one shows his image.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize.

-Robert Half

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.

-William Hazlitt

A man, like a watch, is to be valued by this manner of going.

-William Penn

The tragedy of the world is that those who are imaginative have but slight experience, and those who are experienced have feeble imagination.

-Alfred North Whitehead

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.

-Bradley Omar

Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.

-Dan Stanfort

Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.

-Bertrand Russell

Experience keeps a dear school, yet fools will learn in no other.

-Benjamin Franklin

Follow your own course, and let people talk.

-Alghieri Dante

If you would have a thing well done, you must do it yourself.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.

-Desiderius Eramus

Our deeds determine us, much as we determine our deeds.

-George Eliot

When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty little package.

-John Ruskin

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not.

-George Bernard Shaw

Optimists always picture themselves accomplishing their goals.

-Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Almost any situation —good or bad— is affected by the attitude we bring to.

-Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Perhaps you can’t control your job, but you may be able to make other changes in your life.

-Alan Loy Mcginnis

The Chinese word for crisis is divided into two characters, one meaning danger and the other meaning opportunity.


The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but what they miss.

-Thomas Carlyle

I find life an exciting business —— and most exciting when it is lived for others.

-Helen Keller

Young men make great mistakes in life; for one thing, they idealize love too much.

-John Ray

I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got down to work.

-Pearl Buck

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. We cannot learn men from books.

-Benjamin Disraeli

The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

-Thomas Bobington Macaulay

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

-John Albion Andrew


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