A "quotation" is usually a short text - perhaps one or two sentences - written or spoken by one (usually famous) person and often repeated or at least known by others. Every language has its famous quotations, and they range from highly amusing to deadly serious. Often they express a deep truth in a short, clever way - even the amusing ones. Here are 21 of my favourite quotations, arranged (very loosely) from humorous to serious. Have a look at them and try to understand them. You may know some of them already as a few are translations from other languages. Do you agree with them? You can find explanations of some of the more difficult words in English Checker at the end.
Quotations selected by Josef Essberger