Quotations for 12th Class English Essays

Here are different quotations and references which you can use in 12th Class English Essays to score good marks in essays.

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Quotations for 12th Class English Essays
Quotations & References for Inter Part-2 English Essays


  • The mere act of aiming at something big makes you big. (Jawaharlal Nehru)
  • A noble aim is simply a noble deed.
  • Early death is better than an aimless life.
  • If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. (Albert Einstein)
  • Ambition makes a man energetic and active.
  • Man who has the ambition to be considered as the best among good men.
  • A man or woman without ambition is a really unfortunate man.


  • Traveling at a young age is a part of education.
  • What peaceful hours I once enjoyed! How sweet their memory still.


  • Science never solves a problem without creating ten more. (George Bernard Shaw)


  • A passion from which springs the love for one's country willing to sacrifice for it.
  • The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. (Thomas Paine)
  • The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree. (Thomas Campbell)
  • Who is here so vile that he will not love his country? (Shakespeare)
  • Dissent is the highest form of patriotism. (Thomas Jefferson)
  • Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. (Oscar Wilde)
  • Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched. (Guy de Maupassant)
  • Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. (Albert Einstein)
  • Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about. (Mark Twain)
  • Patriotism is when the love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. (Charles de Gaulle)
  • In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it. (Barack Obama)
  • A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. (Edward Abbey)
  • Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. (Mark twain)
  • It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. (Aristotle)

College days

  • The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one. (William James)
  • College life is a life of freedom. (Benazir Bhutto)
  • If you have a college degree you can be absolutely sure of one thing… You have a college degree.
  • The purpose of the university is to make students safe for ideas – not ideas safe for students.
  • The chief value in going to college is that it’s the only way to learn it really doesn’t matter. (George Edwin Howes)
  • The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means to an education. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep. (Albert Camus)
  • College is a refuge from hasty judgment. (Robert Frost)
  • If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got. (Warren Buffett)
  • College is like a fountain of knowledge – and the students are there to drink. (Martian Luther King)
  • Hard work never killed anyone, but I don’t want to be the first. (Emerson)
  • Education is the best money-making ritual. (Kem Haccan)
  • Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself. (Anonymous)
  • Colleges don’t make fools, they only develop them. (Richard Steve)
  • You are the pawns in the first year…you are ministers in the second year…You become the king of campus in the final year.

A Visit to a Historical Place

    • Earth is full of Gods Goodness as Richard Ralston says;
      God has made this world so fair, although sins and death abound;
      How beautiful beyond compare, will paradise be found.
    • A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
      Its loveliness increases; it will never
      Though nothing can bring back the hour;
      of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower.
      (William Wordsworth)
    • Beauty needs no ornaments.
    • The best profit of the future is the past.
    • History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man. (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
    • History is philosophy teaching by examples. (Thucydides)
    • If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. (Pearl Buck)
    • We are the prisoners of history.
    • Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past. (George Orwell)


    • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy (Proverb)
    • If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation (Bophop)
    • Sport is a preserver of health. (Keats)
    • Winning means you're willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else. (Vince Lombardi)
    • Pain is only temporary but victory is forever. (Jeremy H.)
    • If you can accept losing, you can't win. (Vince Lombardi)
    • The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. (Vince Lombardi)
    • Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. (Charles O. Finley)
    • Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well. (Marcus Valerius Martial)
    • A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. (Spanish Proverb)
    • Health is wealth. (Proverb)


    • Definition: The showing of politeness in one's attitude and behavior toward others.
    • Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. (R.W.Emerson)
    • He who grows courtesy reaps friendship and he who plants kindness gathers love. (Proverb)
    • The Reward of courtesy is love. (Kem Haccan)
    • The Man who is a master of courtesy is the master of everyone. (Lord Halifax)
    • Courtesy is such a mark of a gentleman as courage. (Roosevelt)
    • The grace of God is courtesy. (Hilaire Bellock)
    • The best among ye is The one whose manners are the best. [ Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) ]
    • A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds.
    • A good deed is never lost Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness. (Honore de Balzac)
    • There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
    • All doors open to courtesy. (Thomas Fuller)


    • He who plants a garden plants happiness.
      Where flowers bloom so does hope.
      (Lady Bird Johnson)
    • Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years. (Author Unknown)
    • A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
      Its loveliness increases; it will never
      Though nothing can bring back the hour;
      of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower
      (William Wordsworth)
    • Oh ! There are flowers all around;
      looking very nice with birds chirping song,
      Momentous, glorious the beautiful world;
      Such a pretty one that paradise be found.
    • The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. (Gertrude Jekyll)
    • A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away. (Phyllis McGinley)
    • All gardeners know better than other gardeners. (Chinese Proverb)
    • When gardeners garden, it is not just plants that grow, but the gardeners themselves. (Ken Druse)
    • Gardening is medicine that does not need a prescription ... and with no limit on dosage. (Author unknown)

    Quaid e Azam

    • Jinnah is one of the most extraordinary men in history. (Jawaharlal Nehru, first prime minister of India)
    • The greatest man he ever met. (The Aga Khan)
    • Failure is a word unknown to me. (Muhammad Ali Jinnah)
    • Think 100 times before you make a decision, but once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man. (Muhammad Ali Jinnah)
    • Sir Cowasjee Jehangir: "No one was able to move Jinnah from the path of truth."
    • Gandhi: "I Believe no power can buy Mr. Jinnah."








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