Quotes and Sayings

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Prof. Rushan Ziatdinov's quotes, Humanising Language Teaching journal, June 2021

Teachers can find online powerful and inspirational quotations from both historic and modern figures. These can make excellent decorations for classrooms, cafeterias, or school hallways, offering brief but impactful messages to students. Beyond these presentations, they can also be integrated into a teacher's lesson, to connect material to motivational messages and to help students make connections to notable thinkers. Students can learn English from these quotes, and understand how scientists, innovators and educators think and show the truth. If you want to inspire students, please use inspirational and motivational quotes in your classes.

  1. I do not live in Korea, the USA or Russia. I live on the planet called Earth.

  2. Contact your friends when they need you, but before you need them.

  3. Help each other grow up.

  4. Life is too short to spend doing negative things.

  5. I suggest that students to develop their memory. If they do, education will be more fun.

  6. We live in a world with deep social problems.

  7. Humans have accomplished much in the last one hundred years, but have lost their sense of humanity.

  8. If citizens are not happy, governments are not successful.

  9. If students do not understand, it does not mean that their professor should simplify the content of his lecture. Better to explain complex things using more understandable language.

  10. If you want to learn fast, develop your memory.

  11. Lack of motivation makes learning a heavy burden.

  12. The fifth industrial revolution will be related to the evolution of human minds and humanism.

  13. The creator of the Brainnet will rule the world.

  14. If you use a traditional textbook for teaching will it really help students that much?

  15. One of the dark sides of competition is that people start promoting their own interests.

  16. Collecting points is not real life, but only a game.

  17. Countries and governments may fade away in the future.

  18. Many people have expensive cars, but, as a result, do not have money in their pockets.

  19. Universities which have an officer of happiness will enter the golden age of education.

  20. A doctor must first heal a person’s soul.

  21. Never go with the flow of life. There are so many fools in it.

  22. Life is a ladder of progress. We ascend, only to fall into the abyss one day.

  23. Every lecture should include a surprise for the students.

  24. Scientists and engineers have created robots so that people won’t be exploited.

  25. A professor is not a magician. He cannot easily put knowledge into a student's head.

  26. Instead of studying hard, study smart.

  27. The time will come when plastic will begin to turn back into oil and be pumped underground.

  28. In the future, a journal impact factor will lose meaning. People will care more about how intelligent and deep the research is.

  29. When Africa comes of age, you will understand what discrimination is.

  30. University ranking is one of the ways to enable the plundering of the state treasury.

  31. When education loses its pedagogical component, it turns into a dull dialogue between the lecturer and the student.

  32. Can a society exist in which everyone is rich?

  33. In the future, scientists will design new happier cities where nobody will need money.

  34. The collective consciousness of the future will force people to abandon personal transport. As a result, public transportation will be able to develop to limits inconceivable to us.

  35. The teaching profession may disappear in the digital future.

  36. Professors of the future will not teach, but only think and share their ideas with society.

  37. A teaching assistant is the mediator between the professor and the student.

  38. If many people leave their country, then all is not well in it.

  39. If human organs had an inorganic membrane, cancer metastases would not develop as quickly as they do now.

  40. By doing only mundane tasks, we forget about important goals.

  41. Lies increase as time passes.

  42. In the digital age, if a whiteboard cannot save what the instructor has written, then it is useless.

  43. Artificial intelligence will lead to a virtual decrease in the world's population.

  44. The more complex the research you do, the less the chances are of it being cited.

  45. The main goal of a presentation is to impress an audience.

  46. Nowadays, many people are thinking in stereotypes. I suggest that they start thinking systemically.

  47. It is hard to find a diamond inside garbage.

  48. Manuscripts based on statistical data have no future. They all speak about what happened in the past or the present.

  49. When I help people, I feel satisfied.

  50. There will be only two grades in the schools of the future, 0 (fail) and 1 (pass).

  51. One of the goals of modern education is to minimize the conflict between professors and students.

  52. Numbers keep humans stressed.

  53. As of July 3, 2020, Google Scholar includes 3.2 million manuscripts which contain the term “oncology” and 5.6 million manuscripts which mention “cancer”, but the illness still exists. Strange, isn’t it?

  54. Why are paintings not peer reviewed?

  55. My university classmates who had the highest GPAs have disappeared into the past.

  56. Training people in different areas which are not connected to each other is necessary. Such an approach may help people to resist losing their jobs due to artificial intelligence and automation.

  57. On Facebook, stupid things get more likes?

  58. Old books are much better than the new ones.

  59. Contact your friends when they need you, not when you need them.

  60. Never believe anything you hear unless it is verified three times.

  61. We are not so much people, as we are birds, because we live on high.

  62. Doublemindedness and lies have become faithful companions of modern people.

  63. In a society where fraud is flourishing, decent people have no place.

  64. Many people fear criticism, as because it tears off their mask of lies.

  65. Competition must have a human face. If not, when it gets out of control, it turns into a beast.

  66. If there were no state, people would feel like they have more freedom.

  67. The more a person complains, the more negativity gathers in his soul.

  68. A scientific manuscript is a picture that the author draws. However, the modern manuscript review system often encourages conformity, giving it a standardized look that does not stand out from many other works.

  69. The milk will not turn sour, even if left on the table for a week.

  70. Give older people on public transport a place to sit. They have worked all their life so that you can have a decent future.

  71. It is good that books still have a smell.

  72. Start each day with a smile. It will give power to others.

  73. When someone falls down, stop by and help them. When you fall down, someone will help you.

  74. Drivers should be careful when approaching pedestrian crossing. Nowadays, many people have their eyes on their smartphones.

  75. One who cannot compare, cannot understand.

  76. To write articles intelligently, one needs to spend a lot of time thinking.

HLT Journal: https://www.hltmag.co.uk/jun21/my-quotes

For a complete list of my publications, please see my ResearchGate or Google Scholar profiles. Please email me at ziatdinov.rushan@gmail.com or ziatdinov@kmu.ac.kr if you are interested in some of my works.

Prof. Rushan Ziatdinov's quotes, Humanising Language Teaching journal, October 2019

1. When scientists disappear, the dark time begins.

2. Scientists, teachers and engineers are the most important members of society. Without them, we would return to the Stone Age.

3. What if 51% of society were Martians? Would we live according to their laws?

4. Mathematics is a large part of our life, but it is not life itself.

5. Manuscripts with great ideas are always short.

6. In life, as in the forest, there are many paths to choose, each one leading somewhere.

7. If you do not know where to go, then move towards the rising sun.

8. Modern food is a saw with which we cut off parts of our body.

9. Look for knowledge, not money. If you find knowledge, money will find you.

10. The one who cannot compare, cannot deeply understand.

11. If you want to forget about all your problems, play with children.

12. In the near future, the Internet will turn into a large black hole in which the search for necessary information will become an impossible task because most pages will not be indexed in search engines.

13. To write smart articles, one needs to think a lot.

14. Many people are disinterested in helping others; everywhere they seek benefits for themselves.

15. If everyone were smart, there would be no wars on Earth.

16. When I want to complain about someone or send an anonymous letter of complaint, I remember there are 2*N people around me, N of whom theoretically may dislike me and can complain about me too. Therefore, I strongly believe that the most optimal and humane way is to solve all problems and misunderstandings face-to-face.

17. The best teacher for a student is a person from the future because only he/she can teach what will be in demand years from now.

18. There must be absolute truths in the world that do not depend on the opinions of others.

19. The most effective management system is one based on humanity.

20. In the future, mastering different languages may lose meaning because artificial intelligence will deal with a certain percentage of translations.

21. Smart people must be uniformly distributed across societies; otherwise, some societies will become dull.

22. We live in a world of science. Everything you see around you was created by scientists, researchers and engineers.

23. When two scientists argue, science wins.

24. Time is the most ingenious and cruel invention of mankind.

25. Humans need to master new planets. There is nothing to do on Earth anymore.

26. Today, you are a man; tomorrow, you are a piece of clay that nobody needs.

27. Indifference and lack of compassion are the main flaws of modern man.

28. In the future, competition for marine debris will begin. The roads will be built from plastic junk.

29. A scientific article is a picture that a scientist draws.

30. A human is a dinosaur of our time.

31. All people should have equal opportunities. Ultimately, the graveyard will make us all equal.

32. In a fully automated world, a person will be bored.

33. Professors are very smart and experienced people who can create ideas for the future of humanity. Students are those who will be able to bring these ideas into our lives.

34. If you want to be creative, then be sensitive and open-minded to new things.

35. Wandering through the deserted streets of big cities at night, we often look for ourselves, lost in the bustle of modern life.

36. In the modern world, an educated person is one who can quickly acquire any information and even faster to relearn.

37. Live in harmony with nature, and it will inspire you with its miracles.

38. Learn quickly.

39. Always choose a difficult path, as it is rich in knowledge.

40. If your heart is heavy, then knock on your neighbour’s door.

41. While soaring high, do not forget that birds also fall.

42. The more you eat, the less you think.

43. A glass of good wine will help you see your desired dreams.

44. An engineer who does not know basic mathematics is like a bird who cannot fly.

45. Want to be happy? Make people happier than you are.

46. The more I live, the less I see the stars in the night sky.

47. The happiest morning is when you wake up from the trills of wonderful birds.

48. Strong is not the one who is rich, but the one who teaches the rich.

49. Drink more alcohol so it will remain less for good people.

50. Sad but true, the cell phone has become the best friend of humans.

51. You are reading text translated online. Think about the computers that control your life.

52. The minority should not live by the laws of the majority and vice versa. It is time to invent new arithmetic.

53. Sometimes you want to become a tree because it often receives a better attitude from people.

54. Beware of forests that do not smell.

55. In childhood we were often stung by bees. After we dirtied their fields, there is no one to sting.

56. Evil that conquers another evil is not always a good.

57. A good man has a shining face.

58. Kindness must fill the volume completely; otherwise, evil may settle there.

59. Which came first: the chicken or the egg? Such a question is not interesting to predators. They will gladly eat both.

60. Evil people are not evil at all, they just are unfamiliar with kindness.

61. Sometimes it seems that a person, looking at a monitor screen, is watching what is happening in the world where he lived until his death. A monitor became a tombstone for many people.

HLT Journal: https://www.hltmag.co.uk/oct19/quotes-by-rushan-ziatdinov

For a complete list of my publications, please see my ResearchGate or Google Scholar profiles. Please email me at ziatdinov.rushan@gmail.com or ziatdinov@kmu.ac.kr if you are interested in some of my works.

Selected Quotes

The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.

Madame de Staël

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

George Orwell

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Italian physicist and astronomer.

Scientists are explorers. Philosophers are tourists.

Richard Feynman

If your experiment needs statistics, then you ought to have done a better experiment.

Ernest Rutherford (1871- 1937) English physicist, Nobel prize for chemistry 1908.

Work, look for peace and calm in work: you will find it nowhere else.

Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist.

Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) English philosopher, mathematician.

Science is not belief, but the will to find out.


Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgi (1893-1986) U.S. biochemist.

The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.

Thomas H. Huxley (1825-95) English biologist.

True science teaches us to doubt and, in ignorance, to refrain.

Claude Bernard (1813-78) French physiologist.

There are no whole truths: all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.

Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) English philosopher and mathematician.

True science teaches, above all, to doubt and be ignorant.

Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) Spanish writer and philosopher.

Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.

Werner Von Braun (1912-1977) German rocket engineer.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas Edison (1847-1931) U. S. inventor.

Nobody knows why, but the only theories which work are the mathematical ones.

Michael Holt, in Mathematics in Art.

Too many people are spending money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.

Will Smith