Wise Words

“Much of our life is spent wishing others understood us better than they do.”

– Gordon Allport

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”

– Victor Borge

“If you’re always a pessimist, consider just how futile that attitude can be.”

– Fortune Cookie

“I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.”

– G. K. Chesterton

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”

– Virginia Woolf

“He who hesitates is a damned fool.”

– Mae West

“We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.”

– Agnes Repplier

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young [wo]man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”

– Ernest Hemingway

“There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream – whatever that dream might be.”

– Pearl S. Buck

“When good Americans die they go to Paris.”

– Oscar Wilde

“You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.”

– James Thurber

“I prefer the wicked rather than the foolish. The wicked sometimes rest.”

– Alexandre Dumas pere

“The first duty of love is to listen.”

– Paul Tillieh

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

– Albert Einstein

“To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.”

– Tom Robbins

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

– George Orwell

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking forward together in the same direction.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.”

– Roy Goodman

“Chance is always powerful-Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.”

– Andre Norton

“The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.”

– G. K. Chesterton

“The bottom line is that

a) people are never perfect, but love can be

b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and the vile can be transformed, and

c) doing that makes it that.

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”

– Tom Robbins

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”

– Anon.

“If you don’t want anyone to find out, don’t do it.”

– Chinese Proverb

“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.”

– Oscar Wilde

“Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.”

– Pierre de Beaumarchais

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”

– Henri Nouwen

“If it with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.”

– François de La Rouchefoueauld

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

– Walt Disney

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

– Winston Churchill

“Love is what happens to men and women who don’t know each other.”

– W. Somerset Maugham

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

– Beverly Sills

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

– James Baldwin

“Never judge someone by who he’s in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals.”

– Cynthia Heimel

“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”

– Anon.

“It is a risk to love. What if it doesn’t work out? Ah, but what if it does?”

– Peter McWiliams


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