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200+ Courage Quotes Latest & Popular Collection [Part 2]

The single outstanding exception was the broad yet precise mandate communicated by the General Assembly in 1946 to prepare as soon as possible the Charter of Human Rights which the San Francisco Conference had not had the time or the courage to draw up.

Rene Cassin

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.

Jean Paul

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.

Michelle Obama

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.

Alan Cohen

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

Bruce Lee

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

Benjamin Disraeli

Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.

Denis Waitley

As a gay Jewish white South African, I belong to quite a lot of minority groups. You constantly have to question who you are, what you are and whether you have the courage to be who you are.

Antony Sher

Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.

Jenny Shipley

This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.

Virginia Woolf

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

Hermann Hesse

You can’t test courage cautiously.

Annie Dillard

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

Aristotle

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.

Rollo May

If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.

Reinhold Niebuhr

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.

Maya Angelou

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

C. S. Lewis

The best protection any woman can have… is courage.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty.

Jonathan Sacks

The courage of a soldier is heightened by his knowledge of his profession.

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

During the long process of history, by relying on our own diligence, courage and wisdom, Chinese people have opened up a good and beautiful home where all ethnic groups live in harmony and fostered an excellent culture that never fades.

Xi Jinping

Now that I’ve got some films under my belt, I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting. It gives me a leg to stand on.

Mira Sorvino

If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment.

Frances Wright

Life is to be entered upon with courage.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The best thing to do is stare it in the face and move on. We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what’s safe and comfortable.

Terri Clark

Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for.

Stanislaus I

To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.

Georgia O’Keeffe

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue courage is only the second virtue.

Napoleon Bonaparte

My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you.

Jenna Jameson

A wise woman knows how to summon her courage and do what is right, rather than what is easy.

Suze Orman

There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake.

Orison Swett Marden

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation – through compassion and courage – about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice.

Mark Pryor

I’m a big fan of small business ownership. I think it’s the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it.

Bill Rancic

I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they’ve changed overnight.

Chris Bell

It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle.

Prescott Bush

It takes a great deal of courage to follow another person’s lead.

Bill Hybels

No, I am not a homosexual. If I were a homosexual, I would hope I would have the courage to say so. What’s cruel is that you are forcing me to say I am not a homosexual. This means you are putting homosexuals down. I don’t want to do that.

Ed Koch

And I think most people in this country want to see a president that’s got the courage to say we’re going to cut the tax burden, and reduce the regulatory climate, and we’re going to get Americans working.

Rick Perry

Throughout the history of our young nation, we have seen our military go bravely into battle, armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.

John M. McHugh

We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.

Sarojini Naidu

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Dale Carnegie

The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.

Geraldo Rivera

The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.

Bill Frist

Give the people not hell, but hope and courage.

John Murray

It would be sad if we lost our instinct and our courage to love and protect.

Emeli Sande

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.

Andre Malraux

Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.

Frances Rodman

Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character.

Loretta Young

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.

John Stuart Mill

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.

John Irving

Courage in danger is half the battle.

Plautus

We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.

William Hazlitt

When somebody who makes movies for a living – either as an actor, writer, producer or director – lives to be a certain age, you have to admire them. It is an act of courage to make a film – a courage for which you are not prepared in the rest of life. It is very hard and very destructive. But we do it because we love it.

John Carpenter

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.

Albert Camus

The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man.

Van Wyck Brooks

He who has faith has… an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.

B. C. Forbes

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline simulated fear postulates courage simulated weakness postulates strength.

Lao Tzu

One man with courage makes a majority.

Andrew Jackson

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.

Reinhold Niebuhr

There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different.

Alfred P. Sloan

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Erich Fromm

From caring comes courage.

Lao Tzu

I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage.

Elizabeth Taylor

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Andre Gide

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

George S. Patton

As the first Hispanic female governor in history, little girls often come up to me in the grocery store or the mall. They look and point, and when they get the courage, they ask ‘Are you Susana?’ and they run up and give me a hug.

Susana Martinez

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.

Hosea Ballou

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

Earl Nightingale

There are no easy answers’ but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

Ronald Reagan

The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.

Michel de Montaigne

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Steve Jobs

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.

Tori Amos

Rosa Parks’ courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later.

Bob Filner

A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

Les Brown

So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.

Zora Neale Hurston

I’m not a fighter, but I would love to be a boxer because I love the courage and toughness. I mean, there can be nothing more terrifying than walking into an arena and looking at Mike Tyson in the ring.

Mark McGrath

Today, because of President Obama’s courage, kids can stay on their parent’s plan until they are 26. Insurers cannot kick you off your policy because you have hit your limit. They will not be able to deny you because you have a pre-existing condition.

Rahm Emanuel

A man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

George Bernard Shaw

While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward.

Al Gore

Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.

Eddie Rickenbacker

I think there’s a difference between ditzy and dumb. Dumb is just not knowing. Ditzy is having the courage to ask!

Jessica Simpson

I know that throughout their history, the people of the United States defended their freedom, their liberty, their justice, and their rights – if need be – with their lives. I think their courage is so admirable.

Lee Myung-bak

There is no glory in war, yet from the blackness of its history, there emerge vivid colours of human character and courage. Those who risked their lives to help their friends.

Silvia Cartwright

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

Billy Graham

Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today.

Mike Ferguson

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.

William Butler Yeats

He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.

Samuel Johnson

Courage is always rewarded.

Kenny Loggins

We simply do not understand our place in the universe and have not the courage to admit it.

Barry Lopez

My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size… has ever surpassed my courage.

Peter Paul Rubens

Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.

Plautus

Rather like Batman, I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice.

Gary Oldman

Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn’t original sin. He’s born with the tragedy that he has to grow up… a lot of people don’t have the courage to do it.

Helen Hayes

I’ve always been inspired by artists who have shown musical and intellectual curiosity and the courage to take risks.

Renee Fleming

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.

Victor Hugo

War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.

Alexander Berkman

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

Benjamin Franklin

I think that the romantic impulse is in all of us and that sometimes we live it for a short time, but it’s not part of a sensible way of living. It’s a heroic path and it generally ends dangerously. I treasure it in the sense that I believe it’s a path of great courage. It can also be the path of the foolhardy and the compulsive.

Jane Campion

Maybe you will be afraid and maybe you will fail, but the courage to take risks in any part of your life is, I feel, a very worthwhile way to live.

Emile Hirsch

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.

Oscar Wilde

Creativity takes courage.

Henri Matisse

Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.

Plautus

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.

Sydney Smith

Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that’s it. You’re going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that’s deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.

Andrew Shue

One of the hardest questions I have been asked is ‘How will you manage the army if you are having menstrual cramps?’ I have also been asked if I will have the courage to face criminals. My answer is that courage is not a matter of gender.

Josefina Vazquez Mota

The sea – this truth must be confessed – has no generosity. No display of manly qualities – courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness – has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.

Joseph Conrad

Let a new earth rise. Let another world be born. Let a bloody peace be written in the sky. Let a second generation full of courage issue forth let a people loving freedom come to growth.

Margaret Walker

Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.

Horace Smith

You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.

William J. H. Boetcker

That’s what acting is – it’s about… having the courage to allow your audience into the private moments of your characters’ lives.

Kerry Washington

There is a measure needing courage to adopt and enforce it, which I believe to be of virtue sufficient to redeem the nation in this its darkest hour: one only I know of no other to which we may rationally trust for relief from impending dangers without and within.

Robert Dale Owen

Intellectuals try to keep going. But their situation is very difficult. Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition have often paid a very high price.

Tahar Ben Jelloun

You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.

William Boetcker

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.

Pablo Casals

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.

Mignon McLaughlin

No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days – we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.

Hillary Clinton

Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature’s, not honour’s law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away.

Archilochus

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill

It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.

Jean Anouilh

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.

Theodore Roosevelt

Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.

George Santayana

I have a lot of courage. I’m a realist.

Elisabeth Rohm

Everybody, even me, sometimes had to compromise on something, doing things we know to be wrong, and this happens doing whatever job in the world. But a singer must have the courage of saying no.

Jose Carreras

Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one, it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp.

Juan Ruiz

There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge.

Patrick Campbell

America needs jobs, smaller government, less spending and a president with the courage to offer more than yet another speech.

Rick Perry

The more wit the less courage.

Thomas Fuller

There’s only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe – because I’ve done a little of this myself – pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.

David Letterman

Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.

Karl Von Clausewitz

There are two types of courage involved with what I did. When it comes to picking up a rifle, millions of people are capable of doing that, as we see in Iraq or Vietnam. But when it comes to risking their careers, or risking being invited to lunch by the establishment, it turns out that’s remarkably rare.

Daniel Ellsberg

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.

Eleanor Roosevelt

If one suffers we all suffer. Togetherness is strength. Courage.

Jean-Bertrand Aristide

I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.

George Bernard Shaw

There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them.

Abu Bakar Bashir

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.

Paul Tillich

Let’s drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let’s drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.

Noel Coward

Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.

William Hurt

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

Margaret Mitchell

Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.

Thomas Merton

It is up to African leaders to show their will and political courage in order to assure that this new pan-African institution becomes an efficient instrument and not a place for endless discussions.

Omar Bongo

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Winston Churchill

The older people that one admires seem to be fearless. They go right out into the world. It’s astounding. Maybe they can’t see or they can’t hear, but they walk out into the street and take life as it comes. They’re models of courage, in a strange way.

James Hillman

True courage is like a kite a contrary wind raises it higher.

John Petit-Senn

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Mark Twain

In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential… it’s no different in the financial realm.

Suze Orman

A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war.

Charles Wilson

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination.

Muammar al-Gaddafi

Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?

Charles Lindbergh

It is so often true that whether a person carries with him an atmosphere of gloom and depression or one of confidence and courage depends on his individual outlook.

James Keller

All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.

Erma Bombeck

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Nicholas M. Butler

It took me realizing that a broken heart has never actually killed anyone to find the courage to ask for what I want, in just about every situation. That was part of my own growing up.

Ginnifer Goodwin

He’s nice enough not to want to be associated with a nasty remark but not nice enough not to make it. Lacking the courage of one’s nastiness does not make one nice.

Michael Kinsley

Physical bravery is an animal instinct moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.

Wendell Phillips

Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks, and courage.

Charles Luckman

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.

John F. Kerry

Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.

Alan Autry

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.

James Callaghan

Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.

Peter Ustinov

These rules may seem simple enough, but it will require great morale and physical courage to adhere to them. But if carried out in the strict sense of the word it will surely lead to a greater success than could otherwise be attained.

Major Taylor

He’s a man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

George Bernard Shaw

Well, I think that – I think leadership’s always been about two main things: imagination and courage.

Paul Keating

Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one.

Bertrand Russell

Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.

Robert Anthony

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.

Benito Mussolini

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

Vincent Van Gogh

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.

Orison Swett Marden

I know what real courage is, and I understand true compassion.

Mo Yan

In short, we need to recover the courage we celebrate in our heroes, and in particular, the courage to tolerate, for the sake of a free society, a level of risk we hardly ever imagined in the past.

Daniel Dennett

I think my mother… made it clear that you have to live life by your own terms and you have to not worry about what other people think and you have to have the courage to do the unexpected.

Caroline Kennedy

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.

Thomas Szasz

Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.

Charles Caleb Colton

There’s no mystique to acting. It’s only common sense – and a bit of courage.

Bill Hunter

What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?

Logan P. Smith

Have the courage of your desire.

George Gissing

Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow.

Alexandre Vinet

To show the world what long experience gains, requires not courage, though it calls for pains but at life’s outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind.

George Crabbe

What has made America amazing has been the fact that throughout our history, throughout the more than 200 years of our history, there have been men and women of courage who stood up and decided it was more important to look out for the future of their children and their grandchildren than their own political futures.

Scott Walker

If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.

Mary McLeod Bethune

Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

James Lane Allen

And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor, who was a friend of my family.

Rene Cassin

Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid a coward knows when you are not.

David Seabury

To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.

Saint Teresa of Avila

Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.

John W. Gardner

I have always had the courage for the new things that life sometimes offers.

Wallis Simpson

Courage is action, not talk.

Jeff Rich

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.

Ruth Gordon

Wait for the Lord. Behave yourself manfully, and be of good courage. Do not be faithless, but stay in your place and do not turn back.

Thomas a Kempis

Obama wants to be thought of as the president who freed us from foreign oil. But if he doesn’t show some political courage, he may well be remembered as the president who cooked the planet.

Jeff Goodell

Optimism is the foundation of courage.

Nicholas M. Butler

Necessity does the work of courage.

Nicholas M. Butler

Courage is a kind of salvation.

Plato

He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.

Stokely Carmichael

Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It’s kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.

Robert Crumb

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250 Famous Age Quotes and Age Sayings Collection [Part 4]

A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.’

Claude Pepper

Time, in general, has always been a central obsession of mine – what it does to people, how it can constitute a plot all on its own. So naturally, I am interested in old age.

Anne Tyler

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.

Margaret Mead

Age does not matter if the matter does not age.

Jean Paul

We now have an opportunity, though, to do something we didn’t do in the industrial age, and that is to get a leg up on this, to bring the public in quickly, to have an informed debate.

Jeremy Rifkin

And I’m not as young as I once was. At my age, I don’t have time to be bored.

Lev Grossman

I’ve had to be a man since I was 12 or 13. I had a job. And I was playing the piano for people twice my age. Handling responsibility is what makes a man a man.

Jamie Foxx

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.

Doug Larson

It’s the kind of clothes that mothers and daughters can wear, in terms of concept… It’s not about age. It’s about taste, and it’s about lifestyle. I believe women of all ages can wear anything.

Ralph Lauren

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.

Muhammad Ali

Traveling to Russia and Germany and being able to see the world at a young age was really cool for me, and I really liked that.

Mia Wasikowska

Despite what anti-aging ads say, growing older can be better. I feel better in my skin, 100 percent. You have greater effects of gravity, but the better sense of yourself you have is something I wouldn’t trade. Women who lie about their age – ‘why?’

Demi Moore

I vividly remember being 14. That was the age when I started to get happy: I started being a writer and stopped being a loser.

Anthony Horowitz

There probably aren’t a lot of actors my age who tap dance.

Christopher Walken

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.

Golda Meir

What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.

Robert Browning

Love has no age, no limit and no death.

John Galsworthy

The age thing really bugs me. Do people have more of a right to not like what I say because I’m 19?

Fiona Apple

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

Brigitte Bardot

I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.

Sting

Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.

Jonathan Swift

As an American, you have a right to good health care that is effective, accessible, and affordable, that serves you from infancy through old age, that allows you to go to practitioners and facilities of your choosing, and that offers a broad range of therapeutic options.

Andrew Weil

Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.

Robert Louis Stevenson

I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet.

Alanis Morissette

I never – you know also one of the things that would save me for a man my age, it was not that easy to lose that much weight and fall down and look like something draped.

Karl Lagerfeld

I also find it interesting that a lot of people in their 30s are not married and don’t have kids. There are a lot of people in this age bracket that are out there dating and trying to find love. And I never thought that at my age I would be.

John Stamos

The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.

Charles Caleb Colton

If you age with somebody, you go through so many roles – you’re lovers, friends, enemies, colleagues, strangers you’re brother and sister. That’s what intimacy is, if you’re with your soulmate.

Cate Blanchett

This is the first age that’s ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.

Arthur C. Clarke

I didn’t have any success in show business until I was 30 to 31 years of age.

Adam Carolla

I think I’m a bit less inhibited, and not thinking too much before speaking. It’s not about being shameful, I’m just a bit more unabashedly myself because of this thing, and it probably started at age 15. I can be around people and say what I think without fear.

Kristen Stewart

Children under five are the poorest age group in America, and one in four infants, toddlers and preschoolers are poor during the years of greatest brain development.

Marian Wright Edelman

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.

Lydia M. Child

Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey and wrinkled and bald they don’t recognize you.

Bennett Cerf

If you haven’t turned rebel by twenty you’ve got no heart if you haven’t turned establishment by thirty you’ve got no brains!

Kevin Spacey

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.

Isak Dinesen

The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.

Charles Dickens

When you’re my age and you see a story, you better go for it pretty quickly. I’d just like to get a few more novels under my belt.

John le Carre

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.

William Feather

What I think is amazing is not that 85% of people who get married under the age of 25 get divorced, it’s that 15% of them stay together. How did they manage to pull that off? You almost can’t wait too long. It’s the single simplest measure to predict divorce.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.

Bo Bennett

My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.

Sara Blakely

It is not classified as a pagan religion. The so-called New Age activities and this are not called religions and therefore don’t come under the prohibition of mingling church and state that we have in this country.

Dixie Lee Ray

I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist – although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me.

Isabel Allende

For the moment I prefer to be a beautiful woman of my age than try desperately to look 30.

Demi Moore

There’s no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.

Fay Weldon

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Age acquires no value save through thought and discipline.

James Truslow Adams

To me age is a number, just a number. Who cares?

Jeanne Moreau

I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age – which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.

Noel Coward

Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.

David Mamet

Even from a very early age, I knew I didn’t want to miss out on anything life had to offer just because it might be considered dangerous.

Nicole Kidman

Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.

Willa Cather

All we can do when we think of kids today is think of more hours of school, earlier age at the computer, and curfews. Who would want to grow up in that world?

James Hillman

I believe that the fight against crime starts in the home. Parents must take responsibility for their children and show them love and guidance from an early age so they learn to respect the rights of others.

Blanche Lincoln

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.

Victor Hugo

We’ve put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.

Frank A. Clark

The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate they are green and vigorous in old age.

George Santayana

My mother inspired me to treat others as I would want to be treated regardless of age, race or financial status.

Tommy Hilfiger

Well, my son really loves wildlife. And everytime he draws a polar bear I want to tell him there probably won’t any by the time… he’s my age. That’s kinda hard to deal with.

Thom Yorke

The first feminine feature that goes, with advancing age, is the neck.

Gloria Swanson

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.

George Burns

When I write about a 15-year old, I jump, I return to the days when I was that age. It’s like a time machine. I can remember everything. I can feel the wind. I can smell the air. Very actually. Very vividly.

Haruki Murakami

Age shouldn’t affect you. It’s just like the size of your shoes – they don’t determine how you live your life! You’re either marvellous or you’re boring, regardless of your age.

Steven Morrissey

At an early age, I started my own paper route. Once I saw how you could service people and do a good job and get paid for it, I just wanted to be the best I could be in whatever I did.

Puff Daddy

There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility.

Maria Callas

Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.

Felix Frankfurter

We grew up in a very creative environment and were exposed to the arts at a very young age, so it’s not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts.

Spike Lee

I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something.

George Burns

I created Punk for this day and age. Do you see Britney walking around wearing ties and singing punk? Hell no. That’s what I do. I’m like a Sid Vicious for a new generation.

Avril Lavigne

If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.

Michel Foucault

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

Jean Paul

There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age.

Helen Rowland

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.

Mahatma Gandhi

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.

Amos Bronson Alcott

A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.

Ezra Pound

It takes a long time to become young.

Pablo Picasso

I’m at peace with myself and where I am. In the past, I was always looking to see how everybody else was doing. I wasn’t competitive, I was comparative. I just wanted to be where everybody else was. Now I’ve gotten to an age when I am not comparing anymore.

Courteney Cox

Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere.

George Burns

The year I was born, 1956, was the peak year for babies being born, and there are more people essentially our age than anybody else. We could crush these new generations if we decided too.

Tom Hanks

Why do people talk of the horrors of old age? It’s great. I feel like a fine old car with the parts gradually wearing out, but I’m not complaining,… Those who find growing old terrible are people who haven’t done what they wanted with their lives.

Martha Gellhorn

I’ve always been intrigued by color and by interesting hair. I was one of those weird little girls doing my own hair at the age of 9. I was, like, getting weird gels and new brushes and cornrow holders. I would tweak and perm at the age of 13.

Nicki Minaj

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.

Kitty O’Neill Collins

No lie ever reaches old age.

Sophocles

Man has no Body distinct from his Soul for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.

William Blake

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’ve had two romances since moving to Las Vegas. One was with somebody 12 years older than me, and the other was the same age, and neither worked out. I know people still think of me as one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends, and he of course was much older than me, but that was a whole different lifestyle and a different kind of dating.

Holly Madison

We have become a society that can’t self-correct, that can’t address its obvious problems, that can’t pull out of its nosedive. And so to our list of disasters let us add this fourth entry: we have entered an age of folly that – for all our Facebooking and the twittling tweedle-dee-tweets of the twitterati – we can’t wake up from.

Thomas Frank

At my age flowers scare me.

George Burns

I really think we should pass a law in every state, I don’t care whether it takes the independence away from an old person or not. You shouldn’t be driving a car if you’re over the age of 80. Maybe even less than that.

Evel Knievel

Advice in old age is foolish for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey’s end.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I remember being in Hollywood at the age of 16 and marveling at the stars. The idea of being part of it never entered my mind. It was too far-fetched.

Bryan Adams

To write a story about New York that only deals with people in your age and socioeconomic bracket, that feels dishonest to me. So much of New York comes from everyone bumping into each other.

Josh Radnor

Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above this is the right time for marriage.

Hesiod

Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology.

Jonathan Sacks

At twenty years of age the will reigns at thirty, the wit and at forty, the judgment.

Benjamin Franklin

You’d think that in this age, especially in the 21st century – especially with all the technology and all the discoveries that we’ve made – that we would figure out how to tackle abuse.

Tori Amos

We tried not to age, but time had its rage.

Pete Townshend

No, no, I was only funny on stage, really. I, I, think I was funny as a person toward my classmates when I was very young. You know, when I was a child, up to about the age of 12.

Rowan Atkinson

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.

Lauren Bacall

To be perfectly honest, I think that as I’m growing older, I’m just growing more impatient. I’ll be very happy if at some point people say, ‘Michael’s grown wiser and softer in his old age.’ But we’ll have to wait and see what my next project is.

Michael Haneke

At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life.

Jessica Lange

There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.

Aldous Huxley

In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax, in order to gain credit in the world.

Angela Carter

Have regular hours for work and play make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.

Louisa May Alcott

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Stanislaw Lec

Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age.

Bertrand Russell

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.

Agatha Christie

If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist’s couch.

Marshall McLuhan

What is an adult? A child blown up by age.

Simone de Beauvoir

I gambled and I lost. I failed in securing my options for this choice for myself, but I succeeded in verifying the Dark Age is still with us.

Jack Kevorkian

I don’t care about age very much.

Chinua Achebe

I was drafted into the Army when I was 19 and came out at age 22. Most people that I knew didn’t think they’d come home alive. I didn’t think I would either, so I was happy when I did.

Ed Koch

No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.

Katharine Graham

Listen, in England people are already writing their memoirs at the age of 23.

Rupert Everett

An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.

Raymond Chandler

The Word of fire burns today On the lips of our prophets in an evil age.

Margaret Walker

Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.

Erma Bombeck

All diseases run into one, old age.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can’t hit on women in public any more. I didn’t decide this it just doesn’t feel right at my age.

Jack Nicholson

My parents were really, really cool about supporting what I wanted to do at a really young age. I think I was about 10 when I caught the bug. They would drive me down to New York if there were auditions. When I was 12, I did this show on Broadway called ‘High Society,’ so we moved to New York for the run of that.

Anna Kendrick

O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We live in an age of mediocrity.

Lauren Bacall

My mother was 45 when she had me, so when I was in high school my parents were the same age as my friends’ grandparents.

Jack White

We of Africa protest that, in this day and age, we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races.

Robert Mugabe

I don’t want to look at other people my age in leather. Why would I put it on?

George Michael

I’ve spent as much as 30 grand on a watch but it’s not about flaunting my wealth. I don’t have many extravagances but watches are my biggest one. I must have 30 of them now. I’ve been collecting since the age of nine, when I won a black TAG in a karting event.

Jenson Button

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

I nearly died of double bronchial pneumonia at the age of five.

Roger Moore

Old age: the crown of life, our play’s last act.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Work is transformative. It gives you a greater chance of a greater income. You can affect your life while you’re of working age, so you have scope and opportunity. Pensioners do not.

Iain Duncan Smith

Here’s a proposal, offered only partly in jest: no resident of the United States, whether born here or abroad, should get to be a citizen until age 18, at which time each such resident has to take a test.

Eric Liu

Low levels of vitamin D in the population as a whole suggest that most people need to take a vitamin D supplement. This may be especially true for seniors, as the ability to synthesize vitamin D in the skin declines with age.

Andrew Weil

If you explode onto the scene at a very young age, there are so many people pulling you in different directions. It takes time to recalibrate and see what’s important.

Clive Owen

In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day’s long.

Pope Paul VI

I have the problems of, I must confess, old age.

Billy Graham

My husband gave me a necklace. It’s fake. I requested fake. Maybe I’m paranoid, but in this day and age, I don’t want something around my neck that’s worth more than my head.

Rita Rudner

A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with.

Robert Browning

It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.

William James

I figured out it was a social thing, what women were allowed to do. At a very young age, I decided I was not going to follow women’s rules.

Joan Jett

I came of age believing that, no matter what happened, I would always be able to support myself.

William J. Clinton

What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.

Brigitte Bardot

One already feels like an anachronism, writing novels in the age of what-ever-this-is-the-age-of, but touring to promote them feels doubly anachronistic. The marketplace is showing an increasing intolerance for the time-honored practice of printing information on paper and shipping it around the country.

Lev Grossman

I basically get stereotyped a lot in terms of being a girl and writing ‘chick’ music for teenage girls or something. I think, if anything, the press kind of, because of my gender and my age, tends to kind of relegate my work to this sort of special-interest group. It’s part of the cultural dynamic, I guess.

Ani DiFranco

The golden age is before us, not behind us.

William Shakespeare

India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities.

Sri Aurobindo

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Mark Twain

I’m glad I was born when I was. My time was the golden age of variety. If I were starting out again now, maybe things would happen for me, but it certainly would not be on a variety show with 28 musicians, 12 dancers, two major guest stars, 50 costumes a week by Bob Mackie. The networks just wouldn’t spend the money today.

Carol Burnett

We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man.

Lyndon B. Johnson

What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop.

Bono

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Anais Nin

Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.

Phyllis Diller

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.

Bill Cosby

If you’re old, don’t try to change yourself, change your environment.

B. F. Skinner

Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.

Michel de Montaigne

Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?

Casey Stengel

Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

In the digital age of ‘overnight’ success stories such as Facebook, the hard slog is easily overlooked.

James Dyson

Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.

Louis Kronenberger

I remember when I was 6 years old and my brother used to go seek out guys that were 13 to come over and play football against me while he was the ‘permanent quarterback.’ I didn’t know exactly what the age difference was, but I was already playing against older guys.

Junior Seau

You hit a certain age and – especially because of TV – the young cooks coming up say, ‘You’re a sellout, because you’re doing something other than what you should be doing.’ ‘Top Chef’ is a double-edged sword for me: There’s a whole group of people who will not come to the restaurants because they assume I’m not in them anymore, all I do is TV.

Tom Colicchio

It’s getting better generally, daily, especially in TV, for women in acting and age and looks count less. As more women come into the business. Change of any sort takes a long time to happen.

Julie Walters

One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.

Malcolm Muggeridge

Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.

Adlai E. Stevenson

Your body actually reminds you about your age and your injuries – the body has a stronger memory than your mind.

Mikhail Baryshnikov

People dance at any age.

Mikhail Baryshnikov

I definitely don’t look my age. So I actively look for roles that will help people change their perception of me.

Elijah Wood

The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.

Walter Scott

Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you.

Marilyn Monroe

My grandparents got married at a very young age, and a lot of what I think about marriage is based on their relationship.

Kyle Chandler

I think that clearly it has an influence, to be coming of age during the punk rock era, to come from a difficult and sporadically violent background, to have been in and out of such chaos, I think it actually helps. But I don’t know for sure.

Craig Ferguson

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.

Thomas Hardy

There is no age, height, or weight requirement to skate. It is good exercise no matter what your age is. If you want to be competitive, most start young. But, I practice with many adult competitors.

Nancy Kerrigan

Age becomes reality when you hear someone refer to that attractive young woman standing next to the woman in the green dress, and you find that you’re the one in the green dress.

Lois Wyse

I think all writers of my age who are brought up on films probably by the age of 16 have seen many more films than they have read classics of literature. We can’t help but be influenced by film. Film has got some great tricks that it’s taught writers.

David Mitchell

I would always encourage people of any age not to be so quick to follow other people’s truths but to search and follow your own moral code and live by your own integrity, and mostly just be brave.

Jewel

‘Age’ is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.

Martha Graham

Live your life and forget your age.

Jean Paul

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions.

John W. Gardner

The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.

Randall Jarrell

At my age the only problem is with remembering names. When I call everyone darling, it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know I’m safe calling them that. Although, of course, I adore them too.

Richard Attenborough

In the age of the individual’s liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew.

Theodor Adorno

Catholics and evangelicals need to remain allied, and in solidarity, against the increasingly aggressive secularism of our age.

Gary Bauer

Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

Thomas Moore

I remember at the age of five travelling on a trolley car with my mother past a group of women on a picket line at a textile plant, seeing them being viciously beaten by security people. So that kind of thing stayed with me.

Noam Chomsky

I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun.

George W. Bush

I grew up on the golden age of children’s TV.

Edward Norton

Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.

Alexander Hamilton

No man is ever old enough to know better.

Holbrook Jackson

Age is not all decay it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.

George MacDonald

Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.

Francis Bacon

I hate the idea that you shouldn’t wear something just because you’re a certain age.

Miuccia Prada

When it comes down to it, it’s about who you know, and who’s a fan. It’s about whether you’re the right age, whether you’re hot or not, whether the studio is into you or not.

Marlee Matlin

I was equally in love with singing and acting from an early age.

Minnie Driver

Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.

W. H. Auden

The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological and spiritual need.

Robertson Davies

Michelle Pfeiffer hasn’t been finding a lot of work recently because she doesn’t like what a woman her age is offered. That’s a real double standard. You get Sean Connery, who gets older and older, still playing opposite young ladies, but it doesn’t work the other way around.

Denzel Washington

There must be a day or two in a man’s life when he is the precise age for something important.

Franklin P. Adams

There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.

Will Durant

In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.

Henry Miller

Even one voice can be heard loudly all over the world in this day and age.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.

Franklin P. Adams

A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day.

Jim Bishop

I learned from a very young age that if I pursued the things that truly excited me, that they would reward in more important ways, like happiness.

Brandon Boyd

Every time I see something terrible, it’s like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way.

Ralph Nader

The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.

Peace Pilgrim

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.

Dwight L. Moody

I’ve gotten crankier in my old age.

Shirley MacLaine

The reality is sobering: in the United States one in three girls will become pregnant before age 20, totaling more than 750,000 girls per year.

Jane Fonda

I believe that parents need to make nutrition education a priority in their home environment. It’s crucial for good health and longevity to instill in your children sound eating habits from an early age.

Cat Cora

Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age.

Clive Bell

I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can’t deal with a woman of their own age.

Michael Caine

The surest sign of age is loneliness.

Annie Dillard

It’s hard for women at my age in Hollywood, but I’m not discouraged.

Jane Fonda

I can’t look in the mirror and look at fake things. I just can’t. I’d rather age.

Heidi Klum

And I’m afraid, in this day and age, trust, which I count so, you know, I love loyalty. I love trust.

Elton John

Age, like distance lends a double charm.

Oliver Herford

I feel like a lot of the female relationships I see on TV or in movies are in some way free of the kind of jealousy and anxiety and posturing that has been such a huge part of my female friendships, which I hope lessens a little bit with age.

Lena Dunham

There is no self-knowledge but an historical one. No one knows what he himself is who does not know his fellow men, especially the most prominent one of the community, the master’s master, the genius of the age.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Having come to live in this age is as though one were to have entered another country. Learn its language or risk being left out.

Theodore Bikel

I love things that age well – things that don’t date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.

Giorgio Armani

I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to hang onto their looks in middle age (unless they are beauties, entertainers or prostitutes) are rather sad, as one should surely have something more substantial to recommend one by this time, such as kindness or cleverness.

Julie Burchill

Age merely shows what children we remain.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The chief role of the universities is to prolong adolescence into middle age, at which point early retirement ensures that we lack the means or the will to enforce significant change.

J. G. Ballard

There are signs that the age of petroleum has passed its zenith. Adjusted for inflation, a barrel of crude oil now sells for three times its long-run average. The large western oil companies, which cartellised the industry for much of the 20th century, are now selling more oil than they find, and are thus in the throes of liquidation.

James Buchan

Music has always been my protection against the world, from a very young age. I feel safe inside of a jam.

Trey Anastasio

We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.

Lawrence Clark Powell

Death comes not to the living soul, nor age to the loving heart.

Phoebe Cary

The trick is growing up without growing old.

Casey Stengel

I am, as I’ve said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.

Billy Joel

At the age of 11 I was about 6 ft. tall and my voice had completely broken. That caused problems. I was this gangly, spotty, very unattractive kid. I wasn’t cool and I wasn’t a nerd. I didn’t even want to fit in with anyone.

Dan Stevens

If there is anything I would do differently in my life, it is that I would study business more. I’m trying to teach my daughter Chloe at an early age about investing and money so she’s not afraid of it.

Donna Mills

I started in the restaurant business at the age of 19 as a waitress. I loved the atmosphere and the camaraderie of the restaurant business. I loved not having to go to an office. I loved making people happy.

Anne Burrell

I believe we should encourage children to sing and play instruments from an early age.

Mick Jagger

We are in an electronic technology age now and it’s about time we put away the old stuff.

Monica Edwards

As men get older, the toys get more expensive.

Marvin Davis

Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think.

Maya Lin

The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man’s adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance.

E. B. White

He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it’s bottled.

Gene Fowler

I don’t know whether it’s age or maturity, but I certainly find myself committed more and more to the looser forms of Western democracy at any price.

John le Carre

If you’re extremely, painfully frightened of age, it shows.

Jeanne Moreau

It doesn’t matter what color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, etc., everyone should have the same freedoms and liberties.

Lance Bass

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?

Erich Fromm

It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.

Bertrand Russell

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The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God’s Eyes.

Mary Astell

In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone.

Gertrude Jekyll

It took me a long time to learn how to be brave enough to put myself out there and try everything, no matter how strange or silly. If I can impart that same wisdom to other folks – no matter what age – it would be an honor.

Alethea Kontis

I have no wisdom to share on dating.

Rachel Dratch

Big money is not a good thing for a little soul: it will only ensnare his feet, and he will fall to his ruin. Wealth is safe only for those who have a wealth of wisdom.

Edwin Markham

Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the Ark of the Covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.

Edmund Morgan

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.

Joseph Addison

It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.

Logan Pearsall Smith

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation’s proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.

William Feather

Putting is like wisdom – partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.

Arnold Palmer

You want people walking away from the conversation with some kernel of wisdom or some kind of impact.

Harry Dean Stanton

Women’s strength, women’s industry, women’s wisdom are humankind’s greatest untapped resource. The challenge then for U.N. Women is to show our diverse constituencies how this resource can be effectively tapped in ways that benefit us all.

Michelle Bachelet

This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom’s school.

Thomas Dekker

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

Lin Yutang

Giving opens the way for receiving.

Florence Scovel Shinn

Being a survivor doesn’t mean being strong – it’s telling people when you need a meal or a ride, company, whatever. It’s paying attention to heart wisdom, feelings, not living a role, but having a unique, authentic life, having something to contribute, finding time to love and laugh. All these things are qualities of survivors.

Bernie Siegel

Around ’93, ’94, the conventional wisdom about the Internet was that it was a toy for academics and researchers. So it was very, very underestimated for about two years.

Marc Andreessen

The United Nations’ founders understood that decisions affecting war and peace should happen only by consensus, and with America’s consent, the veto by Security Council permanent members was enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The profound wisdom of this has underpinned the stability of international relations for decades.

Vladimir Putin

In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us.

Janet Jackson

No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, and the wisdom of cookbook writers.

Laurie Colwin

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein

The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios. But with every advance by our coalition forces, the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent.

Dick Cheney

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.

Horace

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.

Solon

My father lived life to the fullest, even though it was cut short at a young age in 1962. He was known for his intelligence, wit, wisdom, a wonderful sense of humour, a great personality, and a genuine goodwill towards all.

Ajay Mehta

The constitutions of Maryland and New York are founded in higher wisdom.

Ezra Stiles

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.

Colin Powell

My own feelings of where I am in this world and the questions that I am asking myself, I started to explore them through the story ‘Four Feathers’ and through this actor called Heath Ledger. I knew that I had to find a 21-year-old who could play wisdom at the end. He’s only 21 or 22, and I tested him.

Shekhar Kapur

We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.

D. H. Lawrence

Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.

Laurence Sterne

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

Walter Lippmann

You need to have extraordinary wisdom to be the forerunner.

Ma Huateng

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.

Pietro Aretino

What the tech industry often forgets is that with age comes wisdom. Older workers are usually better at following direction, mentoring, and leading.

Vivek Wadhwa

It used to be, it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier.

Ted Cruz

The thing that we possess, that machines don’t, is the ability to exhibit wisdom.

Herbie Hancock

The conventional wisdom with David Mamet is, you do not change a word. And that agrees with me. If you want to change any of David’s words, it’s like wanting to change the iambic pentameter in Shakespeare – you should do something else.

John C. McGinley

To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.

Samuel Johnson

One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.

Wilfrid Sheed

Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.

Sidney Hook

The problem with Google is you have 360 degrees of omnidirectional information on a linear basis, but the algorithms for irony and ambiguity are not there. And those are the algorithms of wisdom.

William Hurt

However, I must not indulge in homespun wisdom here before so distinguished an assembly, especially as I am to be followed by a representative of science.

Knut Hamsun

I haven’t any wisdom – just a child like everybody else. I’m not as great as Frank Lloyd Wright.

Philip Johnson

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.

James A. Garfield

With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings.

Ezra Taft Benson

Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.

Sacha Guitry

If people can’t acknowledge the wisdom of indigenous cultures, then that’s their loss.

Jay Griffiths

As a husband, father and public servant, I’m thankful for the counsel and wisdom of my older brothers – Bill, who was a priest, and Kevin, who is a priest.

Denis McDonough

The doors of wisdom are never shut.

Benjamin Franklin

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.

Robert H. Schuller

Central banks don’t have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.

Mary Kay Ash

This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.

William Law

Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more you meditate on the laws of Moses, the more striking and brighter does their wisdom appear.

John Quincy Adams

So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.

Thomas Jefferson

The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.

Stendhal

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

Elbert Hubbard

What I want to do with my filmmaking is help kids experience the truth and wisdom of nature no matter where they are, whether or not they have the opportunity to go to a national park.

Louie Schwartzberg

Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.

Keith Miller

I continue to believe, contrary to the given wisdom, that it’s more interesting to have an album – or, indeed, an individual song – which has variety rather than homogeneity.

Peter Hammill

At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.

Mason Cooley

Only a well-rounded intellect, a spirit nourished in the eternal sources of intelligence and culture, of justice and wisdom, is a safeguard against both indifference and skepticism.

Ameen Rihani

He read his mind. He’s a strange sort of man, isn’t he? It’s not just the advice and the wisdom that he has.

Omar Sharif

When we contend, let us contend for all our rights – the doubtful and the certain, the unimportant and essential. It is as easy to contend, or even more so, for the whole as for a part. At the termination of the contest, secure all that our wisdom and valour and the fortune of war will permit.

John C. Calhoun

I do think that the standard media is controlled by the conventional wisdom about global warming. We’ve come to believe – from reading a lot of articles and talking to a lot of scientists – that there’s another side to be heard.

Steven Levitt

To know one’s self is wisdom, but not to know one’s neighbors is genius.

Minna Antrim

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.

Hal Borland

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.

Josh Billings

If you’re a Supreme Court justice, the American people have elevated you to one of the highest offices in the land out of the goodness of their heart and out of deference to your legal wisdom. You get a lifetime appointment, limitless prestige, a great office, and what I have to assume is a very comfortable chair.

Donna Brazile

War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.

Thomas Paine

To build a great company, which is a CEO’s job, sometimes you have to stand up against conventional wisdom.

Carly Fiorina

The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.

Reinhold Niebuhr

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?

Jim Carrey

Never give up, which is the lesson I learned from boxing. As soon as you learn to never give up, you have to learn the power and wisdom of unconditional surrender, and that one doesn’t cancel out the other; they just exist as contradictions. The wisdom of it comes as you get older.

Kris Kristofferson

It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.

Menander

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.

Theodore Isaac Rubin

Some coaches pray for wisdom. I pray for 260-pound tackles. They’ll give me plenty of wisdom.

Chuck Noll

If you have a vaccine or an antidote that people can benefit from, you’re not going to want to keep it to yourself. You’re going to want to spread that wisdom or whatever to as many people as you can, so everybody can benefit from it.

will.i.am

The wisdom of age: don’t stop walking.

Mason Cooley

Never cut what you can untie.

Joseph Joubert

I praise loudly. I blame softly.

Catherine the Great

I’m not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it’s like relaxing into – and an acceptance of – things.

Tina Turner

I believe the reason we sleep is not just to allow our body to rest but that it is to allow this inner wisdom to speak to us through symbols. This includes the body or somatic problems as well as psychological ones. Dreams and drawings are useful in diagnosing physical conditions.

Bernie Siegel

There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.

Brigham Young

The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.

Lucretius

Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It’s about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it’s about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules.

Tom Peters

The topic ‘Farm Wisdom’ is not a gospel doctrine or scriptural topic, although I found considerable scriptural support for the lessons learned on the farm.

John Bytheway

That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

My mother is a great source of advice and wisdom and consolation for me.

Katherine Heigl

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.

Publilius Syrus

We live in a society bloated with data yet starved for wisdom. We’re connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness is at an all-time high. We must course-correct.

Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

Ludwig van Beethoven

In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don’t let your eyes deceive you.

Janet Jackson

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.

e. e. cummings

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy.

Liu Xiaobo

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

Lao Tzu

Every one in the world ought to do the things for which he is specially adapted. It is the part of wisdom to recognize what each one of us is best fitted for, and it is the part of education to perfect and utilize such predispositions. Because education can direct and aid nature but can never transform her.

Maria Montessori

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.

Jimmy Carter

Someday in the distant cyborg future, when our internal and external memories fully merge, we may come to possess infinite knowledge. But that’s not the same thing as wisdom.

Joshua Foer

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.

Aeschylus

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

Samuel Johnson

I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It’s a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it through.

Abdullah II of Jordan

Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.

John Patrick

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

Nelson Mandela

I’m not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on.

Maria Bartiromo

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.

John D. Rockefeller

If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.

Yogi Berra

When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange – my youth.

Sara Teasdale

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.

Henry David Thoreau

Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.

Sam Walton

If an idea is indeed sensible, it will eventually become just part of the accepted wisdom.

Nigel Farage

Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.

George William Curtis

A grateful world, nation and cadre of surgeons general who followed in his shadow are forever indebted to Surgeon General Koop’s wisdom, fortitude, integrity and selfless service.

Richard Carmona

Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.

Morihei Ueshiba

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.

Elizabeth Gaskell

True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people.

Kiana Tom

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.

Marlo Thomas

There is as much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking – and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones.

Daniel Dae Kim

Intelligence alone does not get us where we need to go or even necessarily where we want to go. For that, the human creature must exercise harder-won capacities of wisdom, and wise action.

Krista Tippett

Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.

Elizabeth Bibesco

When I wrote Living in the Light, I wanted to share about how I live my own life and to encourage people to tap into their own inner wisdom.

Shakti Gawain

Surely wisdom will come as we listen to learn from children, parents, partners, neighbors, Church leaders, and the Lord.

Russell M. Nelson

Except for the grace of God, I would be nobody – and that grace is the opposite of merit – human labour, education or human wisdom.

T. B. Joshua

Though sages may pour out their wisdom’s treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.

Lord Byron

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

Henry Ward Beecher

It is one thing to oppose a bill and say, ‘Well, I’m smarter than the other side and have more wisdom than they do,’ but it is another thing to oppose a law because it violates the very principles upon which this country was founded.

Scott Garrett

I pray before I go into the operating room for every case, and I ask him to give me wisdom, to help me to know what to do – and not only for operating, but for everything.

Ben Carson

If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.

Mason Cooley

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread.

Josh Billings

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.

Honore de Balzac

Good economic policy requires not so much the bravado to implement drastic change as the strength and wisdom to make reasonable trade-offs over the many years it takes to transform a country’s standard of living.

Peter Blair Henry

A promise made is a debt unpaid.

Robert W. Service

After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.

James Prescott Joule

Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.

Josh Billings

Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it.

Bruce Lipton

While people are quick to praise the wisdom of the crowd, being an old-school journalist, I look at the wisdom of the crowd and know it can quickly turn into a mob mentality.

Jason Calacanis

Some wisdom you must learn from one who’s wise.

Euripides

Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.

Honore de Balzac

We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

Marcel Proust

None knows the weight of another’s burden.

George Herbert

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

Thomas Carlyle

Combine the extremes, and you will have the true center.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed levees and exploded the conventional wisdom about a shared American prosperity, exposing a group of people so poor they didn’t have $50 for a bus ticket out of town. If we want to learn something from this disaster, the lesson ought to be: America’s poor deserve better than this.

Michael Eric Dyson

It is plain to me that our prelates, in granting indulgences, do commonly blaspheme the wisdom of God.

John Wycliffe

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

Khalil Gibran

India and China have not shied away from addressing boundary questions, have wisdom to find a fair and mutually acceptable solution… We have been able to put all issues on the table.

Li Keqiang

I have tried at every point to seek God’s wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him.

Jesse Helms

The extreme limit of wisdom, that’s what the public calls madness.

Jean Cocteau

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.

Felix Frankfurter

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.

Edith Wharton

Remembering is painful, it’s difficult, but it can be inspiring and it can give wisdom.

Paul Greengrass

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.

Clifford Stoll

Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.

John Cheever

The advantage of age is that you swap youth for wisdom. You’re so full of insecurities when you’re young. ‘Who am I? What do I have to do for people to like me?’ You get caught up in things. You get very emotional about things.

Cherie Lunghi

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.

Sophocles

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.

Thomas Huxley

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

By definition, the Singularity means that machines would be smarter than us, and, in their wisdom, they can innovate new technologies. The innovations would come so quickly, and increasingly quickly, that the innovation would make Moore’s Law seem as antiquated as Hammurabi’s Code.

Marvin Ammori

It’s funny, because in deference to conventional wisdom, I spent my struggling writer years trying to suppress my naturally baroque literary voice and write clean, spare prose. I finally gave up and embraced my baroque tendencies when I wrote the Kushiel series.

Jacqueline Carey

Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.

Evelyn Underhill

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

George Bernard Shaw

Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.

Sophocles

Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.

Pindar

Our ascendancy of the past two centuries – first Europe and then the U.S. – has bred a western-centric mentality: the West is the fount of all wisdom. We think of ourselves as open-minded, but our sense of superiority has closed our minds. We never entertained the idea that China could surpass the U.S.

Martin Jacques

But the Wisdom of God, which is His only-begotten Son, being in all respects incapable of change or alteration, and every good quality in Him being essential, and such as cannot be changed and converted, His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere.

Origen

You should never ask a horse or an actor to do something they cannot do. Wisdom will teach you to find out what they can do and then make it easy for them.

Tommy Lee Jones

I feel like I’ve matured more musically than I have personally. But I totally embrace what becoming older has to offer. I find the wisdom that comes with each passing year is a trip.

Kirk Hammett

As a youngster, I used to try to pick up any bits of wisdom about the guitar I could. It’s not like now where you have books and books about every aspect of anything. Any little pearl of wisdom was welcome back then.

Johnny Marr

Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The blowback against a bailout of Lehman would have been fierce. It is often forgotten, but the prevailing wisdom the day after Lehman fell was that its collapse was a good thing.

Andrew Ross Sorkin

They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.

Friedrich Schiller

Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.

Henry David Thoreau

One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most.

Walter Pater

I’m someone who’s done the opposite of whatever the received wisdom is, to keep your career going into your 50s.

Elizabeth McGovern

Start wide, expand further, and never look back.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.

Mary Wilson Little

Received wisdom is that if you spend time up front getting the design right, you avoid costs later. But the longer you spend getting the design right, the more your upfront costs are, and the longer it takes for the software to start earning.

Kent Beck

It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you.

Phillips Brooks

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

Jean Paul

My first paying gig was a play called ‘The Voice of the Prairie’ at a theater that no longer exists in Chicago called Wisdom Bridge. I played a fast-talking radio huckster – a salesman of crystal sets in the 1920s – and I actually won an award. Look at that! And then promptly didn’t get hired for a year.

Denis O’Hare

Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.

Octavio Paz

Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of ’em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.

William Congreve

The problem lies with us: we’ve become addicted to experts. We’ve become addicted to their certainty, their assuredness, their definitiveness, and in the process, we have ceded our responsibility, substituting our intellect and our intelligence for their supposed words of wisdom.

Noreena Hertz

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Make it your habit not to be critical about small things.

Edward Everett Hale

A judge’s role is to ensure that the legislature remains within the limits of its assigned authority under the Constitution. Judges have no authority to second-guess the wisdom of the value judgments and policy choices the legislature has made.

Paul Watford

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.

John Barrymore

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

Benjamin Disraeli

Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature.

Paul Ricoeur

The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.

Milan Kundera

To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained.

Charles Inglis

If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Michael Jordan

The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.

Stephen Gardiner

It’s not the having, it’s the getting.

Elizabeth Taylor

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

I think we are evolving rapidly into one world culture. It’s certainly one world economy. With billions of people online, I think we’ll appreciate the wisdom in many different traditions as we learn more about them. People were very isolated and didn’t know anything about other religions 100 years ago.

Ray Kurzweil

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James

It’s now our responsibility to prove to ourselves, to other nations, and especially to our children and our grandchildren, that politics is full of fun; politics has some wisdom. Politics is freedom.

Joko Widodo

Wisdom may best arise from a humbling reality.

Michael Leunig

He whose wisdom cannot help him, gets no good from being wise.

Quintus Ennius

I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity.

Shekhar Kapur

Today, education does not give you the wisdom and the understanding; it only indoctrinates you to believe something. So the mind knows very less but accepts so many things; it may be science, it may be technology, it may be anything.

Lobsang Tenzin

We are to seek wisdom and understanding only in the length of days.

Robert Hall

What I’ve been able to do with my character, Madea, and the other characters, with the jokes, is use it as an anesthetic to get to the heart and soul of real issues. And what I’ve found on stage over the years is that, while making people laugh, I can drop in pearls of wisdom.

Tyler Perry

Linux is a complex example of the wisdom of crowds. It’s a good example in the sense that it shows you can set people to work in a decentralized way – that is, without anyone really directing their efforts in a particular direction – and still trust that they’re going to come up with good answers.

James Surowiecki

The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.

Joseph Smith, Jr.

Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason.

Hal Borland

I sought my father in the world of the black musician, because it contained wisdom, experience, sadness and loneliness. I was not ever interested in the music of boys. From my youngest years, I was interested in the music of men.

Eric Clapton

There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.

Plato

In your 20s you can be pretty, but you don’t accomplish real beauty until you find wisdom and depth.

Evangeline Lilly

Look at anyone’s bookcase at home, no matter how modest, and you’re going to find a book that contains wisdom or ideas or a language that’s at least a thousand years old. And the idea that humans have created a mechanism to time travel, to hurl ideas into the future, it sort of bookends. Books are a time machine.

Jonathan Nolan

Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness – all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had – outside of us.

Guy Finley

Better than the strength of men and horses is our wisdom.

Xenophanes

Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.

Alexander Pope

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

John C. Maxwell

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.

Will Rogers

We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.

William O. Douglas

We all grow up. Hopefully, we get wiser. Age brings wisdom, and fatherhood changes one’s life completely.

Frank Abagnale

This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.

Richard V. Allen

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.

George Eliot

Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God.

Robert Dale Owen

Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that ‘all people are really interested in’ are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong.

Alastair Campbell

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

Aristophanes

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.

Wallace Stegner

The idea of victimage is a dreadful thing, a product of a safe middle-class perspective. What people who are not safe develop is a tragic wisdom, a wisdom that embraces contradiction and seeks a sense of balance rather than going to extremes.

Gerald Vizenor

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.

Moliere

Applause is a receipt, not a bill.

Dale Carnegie

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.

James Allen

I feel increasingly like age is very irrelevant. Quite often, cynicism is confused with wisdom, and my scorn is confused with a knowing, which I don’t have.

Laura Marling

It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology.

Freeman Dyson

What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.

William Blake

I think it’s nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It’s a fair exchange.

Cherie Lunghi

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.

Zhuangzi

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Saint Basil

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.

Thornton Wilder

A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.

Ezra Stiles

You lose or you win the fight – and anything in life – in your mind. I can look at how the person walks, how he speaks, his expressions. It’s a wisdom. Eyes are the mirror of the soul. So you can read a lot.

Wladimir Klitschko

A wholesome oblivion of one’s neighbours is the beginning of wisdom.

Richard Le Gallienne

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Audrey Hepburn

I’m no expert. I have no psychic powers, and I sure don’t possess any secret wisdom. I’m just Janet. I have strengths, weaknesses, fears, happiness, sadness. I experience joy and I experience pain. I’m highly emotional. I’m very vulnerable.

Janet Jackson

There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

Benjamin Franklin

I had more energy at 50. On the other hand, at 75, I’ve probably got a little more wisdom and good judgment than I had at 50 because I’ve got more experience. But I haven’t really changed. I’m still driven by the same philosophy.

Ted Turner

In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.

Theodore Dreiser

I have wisdom of a 60-year-old. Also it takes a lot for me to respect a person, so when a person has a body of work behind him, it draws my respect.

Rani Mukerji

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles

Keep well; that is the half of wisdom and of happiness.

Emile Zola

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.

Isaac D’Israeli

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.

Thomas Babington Macaulay

I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.

John Keats

Wisdom comes from within. Knowledge is acquired and can sometimes put a screen on your wisdom.

A. R. Rahman

For me, the perfect romantic suspense hero has got to be tough on the outside but tender at his core. A take-charge kind of guy who has his own inner strength and a strong sense of right and wrong – which might not dovetail with the conventional wisdom. I mean, he might bend the law if he thinks the ends justify the means.

Ruth Glick

Suffering is one of life’s great teachers.

Bryant H. McGill

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.

Edmund Burke

History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom.

Daisaku Ikeda

Why would anyone walk through life satisfied with the light from the candle of their own understanding when, by reaching out to our Heavenly Father, they could experience the bright sun of spiritual knowledge that would expand their minds with wisdom and fill their souls with joy?

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

Oprah Winfrey

I always see where I didn’t do things the right way. I only see the heavy lifting. That’s a bit of my wisdom, if you want to call it that.

Vera Wang

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.

James Huneker

Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the furthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness: a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say ‘no.’ But saying ‘yes’ begins things. Saying ‘yes’ is how things grow.

Stephen Colbert

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.

Jim Rohn

Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.

Greg Anderson

There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived.

Amy Grant

In particular, for younger researchers on whom the future of mankind may depend. We believe that they are working with all the scientific wisdom at their disposal for the preservation of the inheritance of the earth and for the lasting survival of mankind.

Kenichi Fukui

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.

David Starr Jordan

What’s unique about the Mormon Church is that it encourages inquiry. I really do think my research and religion are all on the same page. I never could have come up with the notion of disruptive innovations, which went against a lot of conventional wisdom, if I hadn’t been raised to always be asking questions.

Clayton M. Christensen

In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The common wisdom is that only about 1 percent of a novelist’s research ends up in his or her book. In my experience, it’s even less – closer to a tenth of a percent.

Gayle Lynds

Sometimes I am happy and sometimes not. I am, after all, a human being, you know. And I am glad that we are sometimes happy and sometimes not. You get your wisdom working by having different emotions.

Yoko Ono

I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.

John Woolman

Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don’t use that ability as best we can.

George Allen, Sr.

I reject most conventional wisdom.

Rush Limbaugh

I’m not a mom, but I think the word ‘mother’ is about wisdom.

Margaret Cho

In the end, the real wisdom of menopause may be in questioning how fun or even sane this chore wheel called modern life actually is.

Sandra Tsing Loh

What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence, to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue, to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the elders, to anticipate the promise of the children. This tragic fate is indeed the plight of someone somewhere roughly every two weeks.

Wade Davis

Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.

Alan Kay

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

John Wooden

My own life is wonderful, but if I had to live the life of someone else, I’d gladly choose that of Julia Child or Dr. Seuss: two outrageously original people, each of whom fashioned an idiosyncratic wisdom, passion for life, and sense of humor into an art form that anyone and everyone could savor.

Julia Glass

As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign, I learned fast that it’s a mistake to think that all of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems are available only in this building.

Jane Byrne

I love wisdom. And you can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don’t just want to possess it, it will find you.

Maya Angelou

We can be knowledgable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.

Michel de Montaigne

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

Marilyn vos Savant

I knew that I had it tough compared to children around me. But I felt like I needed it. I think I had the wisdom as a child to know that it would help me later on.

Troy Polamalu

The sweetest of all sounds is praise.

Xenophon

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.

Ram Dass

It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.

Aeschylus

You have to find out what’s right for you, so it’s trial and error. You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself.

Teri Garr

Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.

Christopher Reeve

If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

Margaret Thatcher

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.

John Steinbeck

Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it’s filled with wisdom. Sometimes it’s filled with feet.

Robert Orben

Sometimes it might seem like I’m using my songs to give other people pointers. But mainly, they’re for me, just little notes to myself that I collected, and the wisdom that I’ve read. I give myself a lot of advice.

Seinabo Sey

I always told, Sandra Bullock was my student when she was younger, I always told her it’s important that we hold on to our insecurity, the wisdom of insecurity.

Sally Kirkland

I think there is a complicated side effect to overcoming evil in that we are forever changed by it. I think after we ingest some of the cruelty of the world, it takes years off of our lives, but it also gives us wisdom and a little grace, hopefully a sense of compassion.

Adam Rapp

We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.

Doug Larson

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.

Alexandre Dumas

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

Juvenal

There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.

Charles Dickens

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.

Anatole France

We learn from each other. We learn from others’ mistakes, from their experience, their wisdom. It makes it easier for us to come to better decisions in our own lives.

Adrian Grenier

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.

Orison Swett Marden

It’s really important, whether you’re a conservative or a liberal, to always challenge the conventional wisdom, which is what I’ve tried to do in all my work.

Nina Easton

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

Arthur Conan Doyle

A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths.

Greg Walden

As a parent and a citizen, I’ll take a Bill Gates (or Warren Buffett) over Steve Jobs every time. If we must have billionaires, better they should ignore Jobs’s example and instead embrace the morality and wisdom of the great industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

Eric Alterman

I don’t want to put a pause on the rest of my life; I’m really enjoying getting older and the wisdom that comes from that.

Rosemarie DeWitt

The result showed the wisdom of your orders.

John Bigelow

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

George Eliot

Consensus wisdom has it that all modern commercial fantasy novels fall into two camps: those derived from J.R.R. Tolkien and those derived from Mervyn Peake. The ‘Lord of the Rings’ template or the ‘Gormenghast’ mold.

Paul Di Filippo

If men possessed wisdom, which stands in the same relation to the form of man as the sight to the eye, they would not cause any injury to themselves or to others; for the knowledge of truth removes hatred and quarrels, and prevents mutual injuries.

Maimonides

The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.

William Hazlitt

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God.

Ralph Cudworth

Blessed are they who seek to learn wisdom.

Ezra Taft Benson

Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.

Harvey Mackay

I don’t turn to greeting cards for wisdom and advice, but they are a fine reflection of the general drift of the culture.

Susan Orlean

Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh.

Francis of Assisi

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.

Robert Kennedy

Honesty is the best policy.

Benjamin Franklin

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.

Tom Wilson

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.

Herb Caen

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.

Lucille Ball

My company survives because I’ve learned to respect the ideas of people younger than me and recognize when my wisdom is obsolete.

Robert Kiyosaki

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.

John Burroughs

With age comes common sense and wisdom.

Nas

Thinking is not enough. There is no final enough of wisdom, experience – any… thing.

William S. Burroughs

People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can’t manage it.

Anna Quindlen

And I love that even in the toughest moments, when we’re all sweating it – when we’re worried that the bill won’t pass, and it seems like all is lost – Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise. Just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward… with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace.

Michelle Obama

Our experience is composed rather of illusions lost than of wisdom acquired.

Joseph Roux

I believe we have become paralyzed, paralyzed by our desire to be loved. Now our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity were fleeing, and that this country’s principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and the emotions of the times.

Chris Christie

Global security can be formed or threatened by heads of state whose wisdom, folly and obsessions shape global events. But often it is the security practitioners, those rarely in the headlines but whose craft and energy quietly break new ground, who keep us safe or put us in peril.

Michael Hayden

A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.

John Lubbock

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.

Louis D. Brandeis

Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame.

Abbott L. Lowell

Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.

Joan Rivers

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.

Swami Vivekananda

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Love of My Life Quotes – Latest 2020 Quotes Collection

I feel so lucky that I met the love of my life. You know somebody’s in it to win it when they’re changing your IV bag or you’re having a seizure and they’re holding you. And helping you to the bathroom. You know that they love you.

Kathleen Hanna

Singing is the love of my life, but I was ready to give it all up because I couldn’t handle people talking about how fat I was.

Stevie Nicks

I love what I do, and I love doing it, and I love getting better at it. I just am not willing to risk… Much… to go on to the next level. I don’t want to risk my personal sanity or happiness or my family or the love of my life.

Summer Phoenix

I’m reticent to say much more, but we would like to begin in the coming year. We’d like to shoot through the seasons because of the passage of time. This project is the great love of my life.

Madeleine Stowe

I do have the most adorable little Chihuahua mix. I adopted him about 3 1/2 years ago from Much Love pet adoption, and he has been the love of my life ever since. His name is Beau, or as my sister and I like to call him ‘ mushy mush’ because he truly is just a pile of loving mush that just melts in your arms.

Torrey DeVitto

I thought I was dreaming. It was the most amazing moment of my entire life. Not only is Bill the love of my life, but he’s also my best friend. I couldn’t believe my dream guy was asking me to marry him!

Giuliana Rancic

Barry Manilow has gone from being the love of my life to being a friend for life.

Lorna Luft

I do think I’m lucky I met Michael. Not just Michael Douglas the actor and producer with two Oscars on the shelf, but Michael Douglas, the love of my life. I really do think it was meant to happen.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

I don’t want to risk my personal sanity or happiness, or my family, or the love of my life. That’s a mistake. And I think a lot of people make that mistake, they’re always kind of, like, seeking out the next thing that’s gonna happen.

Summer Phoenix

In the earliest years of the AIDS crisis, there were many gay men who were unable to come out about the fact that their lovers were ill, A, and then dead, B. They were unable to get access to the hospital to see their lover, unable to call their parents and say, ‘I have just lost the love of my life.’

Judith Butler

Reading has always been the great love of my life.

Darren Shan

The most important thing, the biggest love of my life, is my snooker. I’ve never been so emotionally ingrained in something – in a person, an object, anything – as I have in snooker.

Ronnie O’Sullivan

My mother was the love of my life.

Colman Domingo

For quite a while, it didn’t feel right. How could I feel joy when I lost the love of my life? I’m learning that those two things can co-exist. It will never be the same joy, but it doesn’t mean there won’t be joy.

Taya Kyle

When I love, I do it without counting. I give myself entirely. And each time, it is the grand love of my life.

Brigitte Bardot

Once I discovered how important writing music was to me and just what a huge weight it lifted off of me, I knew that it was going to be the biggest part of my life, the biggest love of my life, the biggest thing in my life.

Banks

I’m a conservative Republican, small-business guy, married to same gal – love of my life – for 36 years. Strong family man, deacon at my church; I believe in America. I know government is not the answer; individual liberty and personal responsibility is the answer.

Randy Weber

The great love of my life is music.

Mandy Patinkin

Shah Rukh Khan is the love of my life. I love Aamir Khan also.

Fatima Sana Shaikh

Thank God I’m with the love of my life. That’s why I know I’m right where I’m supposed to be.

Garth Brooks

I am proud of my husband, Marcus, the love of my life, and his Swiss heritage. Even though I have been a dual citizen since I was married in 1978, I have never exercised any rights of that citizenship.

Michele Bachmann

The love of my life? I’m much too young to answer that question.

Aretha Franklin

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Dream Quotes Collection [Part 2]

I want to still be singing at 70 years old. I want to be open to the dreams I haven’t even dreamed up.

Fantasia Barrino

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.

Simone Weil

I tell people I’m too stupid to know what’s impossible. I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.

Debi Thomas

Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.

Amy Lowell

One of the things I find extremely challenging about the continent of Africa is that when the immediate needs and the social needs of people are not met, that kills dreams, and it’s all about survival.

Djimon Hounsou

One of my dreams is to walk down the runway during Fashion Week!

Zendaya

I took a Russian class at Notre Dame. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would fly someday in a Russian spacecraft with two cosmonauts, speaking only Russian.

Kevin A. Ford

Make treating yourself a priority and always remember your life is happening now. Don’t put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. In any balanced personal definition of success there has to be a powerful element of living life in the present.

Mireille Guiliano

I heard my name associated with the Peter Pan syndrome more than once. But really, what’s so wrong with Peter Pan? Peter Pan flies. He is a metaphor for dreams and faith.

Mark Burnett

Conquering America for a U.K. artist is incredible because that’s what everybody wants and dreams about. The accomplishment is dominating a market which you aren’t familiar with.

Rita Ora

Everybody deserves an opportunity to fulfill their dreams.

Akkineni Nagarjuna

Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

Virginia Woolf

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.

Wallace Stevens

The first ‘D’ is to dream: dream big – not for yourself, but for the country and for the world. The second ‘D’ is to discover: discover your full potential and the opportunities that surround you; and the third ‘D’ is to do. ‘Do’ means to act on your dreams and make best use of the opportunities you have discovered.

Kailash Satyarthi

The world is seldom what it seems; to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as dreams, and dreams realities.

Samuel Johnson

To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dreams.

Roger Vivier

We need to be aware of what we are capable of first and realize that if you place your dreams really really high, you do have the potential to get to that level.

Vicente Fox

I worry whether it’s not really the best way to live one’s life – trying to fulfill the dreams you had as a child. Maybe it’s quite a backwards approach.

Joe Cornish

If you don’t have dreams, you don’t have a life.

Bryce Harper

If I could have had everything exactly the way I wanted, this is how I would have written it down. Win all my fights in the first round, then go to the UFC and headline a show, and have it as a pay-per-view and at home. People’s dreams don’t come true like that.

Ronda Rousey

I think being nice and being safe is unfair to yourself when you have big dreams as a woman. I think you have to prepare yourself that not everyone in this world has the same personality… The one thing I’ve chosen to be great at in my life is singing – so why not be proud that I’m great at it?

Jessie J

Most new jobs won’t come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We’ve got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

Ross Perot

My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed – my dearest pleasure when free.

Mary Shelley

All my life, I’ve had these flashbacks, these dreams, nightmares, daymares, like visions, where I relive certain plays. Only the bad plays. I see them over and over, as if somebody’s rewinding a tape and forcing me to watch.

Colin Kaepernick

We are people with all the hopes, dreams, passions, and faults of everyone else. Eighty percent of us are born into families with no history of dwarfism.

Billy Barty

‘Modelland’ has always been a part of my mind and my heart. I’m excited that you’ll be able to read about this magical world that’s been living in my dreams for so many years.

Tyra Banks

Paris. City of love. City of dreams. City of splendor. City of saints and scholars. City of gaiety. Sink of iniquity.

Edward Rutherfurd

Art is for entertainment purposes, but it’s also to reflect our dreams, our hopes, the present, the future the past – whether it’s good or bad.

Amber Valletta

Job training empowers people to realize their dreams and improve their lives.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

I was always someone who lived in the future all the time, it was always the next thing – dreams of escape.

Julie Walters

It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.

Zora Neale Hurston

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

Paul Valery

Even the largest of my dreams and ambitions, I realize with increasing dismay, were puny, measly, compared to the object of my dreaming. I would not say my life to date has been built overmuch of compromise, but still, it surrounds me.

Rick Bass

Learning to read and write changes lives; it means jobs, money, health, and dreams fulfilled.

Queen Rania of Jordan

Our citizens and those who have gone before us charted the broad outlines of where we need to go, and they would envy our opportunity to translate those dreams into action. And I believe they will judge us very harshly should we fail to act.

Dave Freudenthal

I’m fulfilling my dreams that I had as a kid every single day.

Aaron Rodgers

What is the conservative movement? It’s pretty straightforward. We believe that the way prosperity is created is when people have the freedom and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Marco Rubio

No one respects the First Amendment more than I do. People have a right to express their concerns and their hopes and dreams to their government.

Anthony Foxx

A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.

Umberto Eco

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.

Jonas Salk

I never had those dreams of making the Olympics. Never.

Malcolm Gladwell

You know, my dad served in the President’s Cabinet after his time as a governor. He told me he enjoyed being governor a lot more. Now, I understand why. If I do my job well, I can make a difference in people’s lives and I can help our children realize their dreams.

Mitt Romney

I had an amazing childhood and always loved to sing and dance, but there were moments where I had ups and downs with my health that often tested me as it does many people. I’ve never hidden the fact that my health was sometimes not on my side, but I’ve never let it define me or deter me from my dreams.

Jessie J

So, I think that Marilyn, what she gave the world, and in many ways Kennedy too, was that they had dreams and they didn’t allow anybody to take away their dreams.

Sally Kirkland

When you have a dream that you can’t let go of, trust your instincts and pursue it. But remember: Real dreams take work, They take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you’re willing to do that.

Harvey Mackay

We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here.

Susan L. Taylor

I met the man of my dreams at a gym, and then we got married in Vegas – because we’re classy. When you meet at a gym, where else do you get married?

Megan Hilty

Pop culture shapes our ideas of what is normal and what our dreams can be and what our roles are. Politics, of course, decides how the power and the money in the country is distributed. Both are equally important, and each affects the other.

Gloria Steinem

The Olympics is about letting people believe in their own dreams.

Kyle Shewfelt

Jazz to me is a living music. It’s a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people.

Dexter Gordon

I think us women need to appreciate ourselves, and I think we need to really go after our dreams. Us Latinas tend to sacrifice too much for our husbands, our families, and our kids. We sometimes give up on our dreams in order to help the ones we love. I think it’s important to feel accomplished and achieve the goals that we set for ourselves.

Sandra Echeverria

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live.

Greg Anderson

My mother always gives the best advice. When I left Puerto Rico to pursue my dreams, she always supported me and said to me, ‘I’m never going to cut your wings, so don’t let anyone else do that to you.’ That has been my philosophy through life. I want to share that valuable lesson with my little girl someday.

Roselyn Sanchez

I’ve been blessed by doing classic plays on Broadway, which was one of my great dreams forever.

Michael Emerson

Whoever I can go out every week and motivate to do better and to try to go after their dreams, I’m up for that.

Robert Griffin III

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

Oprah Winfrey

I’m very influenced by the circus. A lot of the dreams that I have, I’m in the circus.

Jeff Mangum

You have a responsibility to move your dreams forward, no matter what.

Amanda Lindhout

One of my dreams in life is to do fund-raising for the youth.

Picabo Street

I think I usually have quite ordinary dreams. Sometimes my dreams take me to other dimensions. I can travel in my mind especially when I’m dreaming I focus my mind on what I want to dream. If I want to fly, I focus on flying.

Uri Geller

I’d say people recognize me, but having children recognize me is the best. It is a very special thing. Suddenly you feel like you have the power to make the children’s dreams come true, and it’s better than anything else.

Ludivine Sagnier

Humanity needs dreams to be able to survive the miseries of daily existence, even if only for an instant.

Oscar Niemeyer

I have goals and aspirations, and I believe that you can go after your dreams, and it can work if you have someone there that’s supporting you.

Tia Mowry

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.

Donald G. Mitchell

I mean, every child at one stage dreams of being a prince or a princess.

Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

I believe history will come to view 9/11 as an event on par with November 22, 1963, the date on which John F. Kennedy was murdered, cutting short a presidency that was growing ever more promising. Dreams died that day in Dallas; it is easy to imagine the 1960s turning out rather differently had President Kennedy lived.

Jon Meacham

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

Edgar Allan Poe

I’m sorry – I know America is supposed to be the land of the dreams and hopes, but it’s like, when was that actually a real thing? I think from the very beginning it was all a lie, and it still kind of is. Stop trying to sell the picket fence, because there’s another backyard here that you haven’t looked at.

Sasha Lane

Revelations are conveyed in a variety of ways, including, for example, dreams, visions, conversations with heavenly messengers, and inspiration. Some revelations are received immediately and intensely; some are recognized gradually and subtly.

David A. Bednar

I don’t remember my dreams. I’m one of those weird people. I know there are tricks and things you can do, but I never remember my dreams.

Jayma Mays

The dirty little secret on Wall Street: Eighty percent of the Wall Street executives’ and their spouses’ donations go to Democrats. It’s like they’ve got some kind of little sweet deal, where we’ll call you fat cats and demean you and stuff, but you will get richer than your wildest dreams.

Louie Gohmert

We dream of having a clean house – but who dreams of actually doing the cleaning? We don’t have to dream about doing the work, because doing the work is always within our grasp; the dream, in this sense, is to attain the goal without the work.

Marcus Buckingham

I don’t think you should spend your life praying for things, but I do believe you should thank God for what He’s given you… but I think the scripture teaches us that we can pray for our dreams, pray for the big things… he’s not a small God; this God is incredible.

Joel Osteen

When I won in 2003, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would win Wimbledon and have my kids seeing me lift the trophy, so this is pretty surreal. And yeah, I was almost shocked in the moment that it all came together so nicely.

Roger Federer

The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.

Tupac Shakur

I think I’m drawn to people who dream big, and both films have that. In ‘Street Fight, Cory Booker wants to become Mayor of Newark, and in ‘Racing Dreams,’ three kids want to become NASCAR drivers.

Marshall Curry

I don’t want to date. But I do have dreams about a great love.

Sophie B. Hawkins

Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.

Alphonse Karr

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

I would go to bed every night and have dreams about having a time machine and somehow I’d have the ability to move through time and space freely, and save Anne Frank.

Jeff Mangum

I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long.

Joseph Heller

What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

I want to find someone who’s really into something like I’m really into something, so that I can support them and we can both cheer each other on. I’ve got a lot of dreams I want to achieve, and I hope someone can cheer me on as I’ll cheer them on in their dreams.

Hunter Hayes

I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

We must not let our passions destroy our dreams.

Thomas S. Monson

I was very lucky in that my parents were very broad-minded. Because they had come from another country and hadn’t been able to fulfill their dreams, they wanted me to be more of myself, if you know what I mean.

Anne-Marie Duff

Married or unmarried, young or old, poet or worker, you are still a dreamer, and will one time know, and feel, that your life is but a dream.

Donald G. Mitchell

I was a great dreamer of day dreams.

Abraham Cahan

I always dreamed of being a voice in a Disney movie, and even in those dreams, I never once dreamed of being a princess. I just wanted to be a voice.

Anika Noni Rose

I always had dreams. I knew I wanted to have money to buy things at the flea market. That’s worked out well.

Debi Mazar

I’m following my dreams and doing what I love as a designer. I did not want to be one of those kids with a famous last name that doesn’t do anything. That is very unfulfilling to me and I’m very happy.

Nicky Hilton

The worst thing you can do to a kid is tell them that their dreams are invalid.

Juliette Lewis

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one’s rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.

Georges Bataille

Maybe the body learns from dreams. Maybe the muscles, the neutrons, revitalize.

Michael Zaslow

I’d like to be remembered as someone who made a difference in the lives of young people – that I nurtured someone and taught them to pursue their dreams and their careers, to leave a legacy.

Andre Leon Talley

It is the police of America who are on the front lines, who are on the streets, who are in the daily contact with American citizens, who translate the dreams of American citizens when they succeed and frustrate the dreams when they fail.

Janet Reno

Actually, I wanted to be a musician, either a guitarist or a drummer. I guess my dreams were in the entertainment industry, and I landed somewhere along there.

Israel Broussard

I hope I inspire people who hear. Hearing people have the ability to remove barriers that prevent deaf people from achieving their dreams.

Marlee Matlin

Even in the hardest circumstances, dreams can give you the courage to live, and I hope I can share that message with children in need.

Kim Yuna

It was one of my dreams as a child, growing up in my little village with my cousins. We used to walk together, and I used to say, when you look at the world map, ‘This town is there, that town is there, that river is there.’ I used to say, ‘One day, I’m going to travel these places.’

Jimmy Cliff

Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.

Ryunosuke Satoro

One day it just hit me. This is it. You are not in love. So either stay in it because you have a child or be brave and find the man of your dreams and marry him for real.

Brandy Norwood

Swimming is a life-saving skill, so just the fact that the sport that I love can give so much back to other people – and inspire them to join something that they never thought they could do or go after their dreams – is something that is really special to me.

Simone Manuel

A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

Les Brown

There are a lot of things that are personally uncomfortable to show, especially me without makeup and completely bloated or crying. But I’ve realized that it’s time for me to show my audience that you don’t have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect.

Katy Perry

I’m aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic.

Isabel Allende

I’ve done two ‘Hamlets,’ two ‘Lears,’ three ‘Midsummer Night’s Dreams’ – I’ve done most of these plays more than once, and every time I direct them, I learn things.

Jack O’Brien

Here Fashion is a despot, and no one dreams of evading its dictates.

Marguerite Gardiner

I probably revisit in my work the moment at which I realised that dreams couldn’t be reality.

Alice Lowe

Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance.

Albert Claude

Believe in and follow your dreams.

Kristanna Loken

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.

Wilma Rudolph

No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.

Elie Wiesel

I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry; all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it.

Allen Tate

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

Theodore Roosevelt

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.

Khalil Gibran

There is no reason we should expect young children to enter the nocturnal darkness of sleep and dreams without help.

Siri Hustvedt

That I am today the face of Louis Vuitton almost seems like a twist of fate. You dream back to front, wanting the rewards before putting the work in. And then you work, get on with life, and just sometimes these childhood dreams have a way of catching up with you. This is a true privilege for which I am eternally grateful.

Xavier Dolan

With ‘Street Fight,’ it took an urban mayoral election and found lots of complexity in there. The same with ‘Racing Dreams.’ I wanted to show complexity within this world that most documentary people don’t know anything about.

Marshall Curry

God, that dumping ground of our dreams.

Jean Rostand

My heroes, my dreams, and my future lay in Yankee Stadium. And they can’t take that away from me.

Derek Jeter

Whenever I start a ‘Potter’ film, I get these dreams. The last dream I had, I was in a war and the sky was blotted with broomsticks and I couldn’t find my wand. It was so intense. I always have mental, intense, war wizard dreams when I’m doing the films.

Natalia Tena

The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.

Kalpana Chawla

My dream life is just to go back to my job full-time. And be with my family. You know, regular dreams, common dreams that everyone has.

Carla Bruni

I think everyone has dreams, and it’s just how you go about pursuing that. And I think anybody can do anything that they set their mind to. So if you set your mind to do something, and you exhaust every opportunity, I think you’re going to get there.

Josie Loren

High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.

Robert H. Schuller

I only remember the end of my dreams, like waking up at a steering wheel, or falling.

Ben Barnes

It’s not my job to dream your dreams. It’s my job to make your dreams become a reality.

Blanche Lincoln

Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us.

Jane Roberts

You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow. I’m older and wiser and I think I’d make a great girlfriend. I live in the realm of romantic possibility.

Stevie Nicks

It is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror.

Michael Bloomberg

Ask any parent what we want for our children, and invariably we say ‘a better life.’ To that end, we give our time, our sleep, our money, and our dreams, much as our parents did before us. We all want a better life for our children. But what we want for them ceases to matter if we leave them an unlivable world.

Leonor Varela

I don’t stand in anybody else’s way of accomplishing their dreams, and I don’t like people standing in my way, either. That seems like a hostile thing to do.

Jamey Johnson

We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.

William Shakespeare

I was always a closet lover of acting. My mom was very practical. She never, ever restricted our dreams, always told us we could do or be anything. Then I said, ‘Maybe I want to be an actor’. And she said, ‘Maybe not that’.

Octavia Spencer

But what I was going to say was, I just figured I’m going to go boldly in the direction of my dreams, say it as Thoreau would say, and just see where it takes me.

Demetri Martin

In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms to me over the line, but I couldn’t reach them no-how. I always fell before I got to the line.

Harriet Tubman

Dreams do come true if you work hard and you get your head down.

Kyla Reid

My mother used to sit at the foot of my bed, and she would share her dreams with me.

Liz Murray

Israel desperately needs peace if it is to come anywhere close to being the ‘light unto nations’ of Jewish dreams.

Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

Honestly, I don’t remember the last time I had a dream. I don’t really sleep often enough to be able to have any dreams.

Rob Kardashian

You don’t get old until you replace dreams with regrets.

Troy Dumais

My mom is the most amazing woman ever. She grew up a single mom raising five kids, and she’s always told me to follow my dreams. One thing I’ve learned about her is she sacrificed her whole life for me to focus on my dream, and I cannot wait to do that for my kids.

RaeLynn

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Carl Jung

You gotta have a dream. If you don’t have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?

Oscar Hammerstein II

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.

James A. Michener

If our dreams were more regular, more connected, more stable, they would also have more practical importance for us.

Ernst Mach

My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.

Mary Shelley

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.

Judy Garland

Just really, really believe in what you’re trying to do. Don’t let people alter that. Let people advise you and lead you down paths to make smart business decisions. But trust your instinct and trust that overwhelming drive that made you put all your dreams and everything on the line.

Luke Bryan

My mother dreamed dreams for Joaquin and for me long before we could dream them for ourselves.

Julian Castro

A player dreams of being a superstar, but he doesn’t want people flocking all over him asking for an autograph.

Dennis Rodman

At the end of the day, life’s about realising one’s human potential. I don’t know if I’ve realised mine, but I’ve certainly gone a long way towards realising some goals and some dreams.

Linton Kwesi Johnson

I am definitely most proud of ‘American Dreams.’

Tom Verica

I’m not one of those actresses that’s going to feel like I never achieved my dreams and goals and just get disgruntled and hate everything about the business. I’ve had so much fun.

Ming-Na Wen

As I watched bookstores close, I began to wonder how that felt for the owners. Owning a bookstore was their dream and now they’re struggling and seeing those dreams fall apart.

Karen Kingsbury

I’ve had a life where things have worked out for me beyond my wildest dreams, and my brother’s had just the opposite.

Bill Paxton

The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It’s over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.

J. G. Ballard

This city can be kind of brutal, so you see your dreams from every different angle, but ultimately it’s about acting and if you enjoy acting, you will always enjoy acting.

Radha Mitchell

My professional dreams were coming true while I was living a personal nightmare.

Dane Cook

I envy people with dreams and passions, but I don’t think that way. I still don’t have a ‘bliss’ to follow. For people like me – I suspect that’s most people – holding out for a ‘dream’ or a ‘passion’ is paralyzing. I just like having work I enjoy that feels meaningful. That’s hard enough… but it’s enough.

Jane Pauley

The work of an advertising agency is warmly and immediately human. It deals with human needs, wants, dreams and hopes. Its ‘product’ cannot be turned out on an assembly line.

Leo Burnett

I love to fly. I always wanted to fly. It’s been one of my dreams since I was 3 years old. I remember saying to my mom, 3 years old, every day, ‘I can fly!’ Living on the ninth floor, it was dangerous.

Elena Anaya

Understand and accept the cycles of money. The setbacks you may have today or next year will not keep you from financial freedom. If you hold on to your goals and dreams, you will get there.

Suze Orman

I wanted to raise the voice of a lot of the people that I knew growing up, and this was, for the most part, poor people who had extraordinary dreams but also very amazing obstacles.

Edwidge Danticat

Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.

Neil Gaiman

My mother is my biggest role model, and she showed me how to do it right. She was very present in our lives and has a great career of her own. Same with my father. So I knew it was possible going in to stay closely connected to my children while also chasing big dreams. And it’s given me great perspective.

Kerri Walsh Jennings

Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.

Terry Pratchett

Ground not upon dreams; you know they are ever contrary.

Thomas Middleton

Films are dreams. Many, many critics say to me that my films are not good because they are too unbelievable, but this is my style. I tell stories like they are dreams. This is my imagination. For me, it would be impossible to do a film that is so precise, that resembles real life.

Dario Argento

Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900. It introduced the notion that there existed certain predictable and identifiable processes by which dreams were formed.

Henry Reed

Every book in the ‘Dreams’ cycle dramatizes a particular epoch in the ongoing cultural collision between North America’s native peoples and its European colonizers.

Tom Bissell

Everyone always wants to find the answer, to feel that things are resolved. But in dreams, maybe there isn’t an answer so much.

Gore Verbinski

For anyone who’s a fan of the ‘X-files’ show – I mean, I have the ultimate role. I got to deal with Mulder. I got to talk to him; I had a fight sequence with him. Really, for anyone who is a fan of the show, I think I fulfilled a lot of young boys’ dreams.

Rhys Darby

Prime Minister Sharon, Prime Minister Abbas, I urge you today to end the designs of those who seek destruction, annihilation and occupation, and I urge you to have the will and the courage to begin to realize our dreams of peace, prosperity and coexistence.

Abdullah II of Jordan

If you were to ask my agent, they would confirm this: I’m drawn to locations. What really drew me to ‘The 4400,’ aside from the fact that it was sci-fi, was the fact that it was shot in the city of my dreams: Vancouver.

Billy Campbell

I have my own production company called Urban Dreams.

Chaske Spencer

The armored cars of dreams, contrived to let us do so many a dangerous thing.

Elizabeth Bishop

I do write all the time about – you tell me what your dreams are. What are you chasing? It’s not impossible. Name it.

Diana Nyad

My parents were super supportive of my big dreams; I was pretty lucky. I guess I became a musician because I didn’t see myself doing or loving anything else as much.

Madi Diaz

A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking for someone to pin their dreams on. That doesn’t make it any less weird though.

Orlando Bloom

If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.

Adam Duritz

Being as it was one of my dreams to sing with one of the world’s greatest groups, for me to join ‘The Temptations’ was a great blessing.

Ali-Ollie Woodson

Fiction seeks to represent human experience as it is lived and as it reverberates in our hopes, fears, dreams, and memories. So much of our lives are internal. The art of fiction has claimed – more than anything else – this internal ground as its own.

Varley O’Connor

It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream.

Benjamin E. Mays

If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.

Romain Rolland

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.

Elias Canetti

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?

Jim Carrey

We control the content of our dreams.

Thom Gunn

I dream a lot, in colour and in sound and scent. Quite a few of my stories have come from dreams.

Joanne Harris

Between the theme parks and the movies, the Disney iconography was probably the first set of archetypes that I was exposed to. Walt was able to expose me as a child to the full array of emotions, including fear and sorrow. Those movies and attractions haunted my dreams and made a deep impression on me as a child.

Jon Favreau

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.

James Allen

I didn’t want to escape my life and become a big actress and live my dreams. That was never the way it was; it was just these amazing opportunities that happened.

Maisie Williams

I want to see the next Reagan. I want somebody who brings out the good in Americans and challenges us to aspire to that North Star, someone who wants to empower our families and individuals and communities and let them be free to achieve their dreams. That’s what’s going to make this country again.

Bill Flores

Happiness is making your dreams come true.

Jourdan Dunn

Oh, I was never a businessman. I was a visionary, a dreamer.

Jim Bakker

If a man dreams that he has committed a sin before which the sun hid his face, it is often safe to conjecture that, in sheer forgetfulness, he wore a red tie, or brown boots with evening dress.

Arthur Machen

Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.

LL Cool J

The English expression ‘to fall asleep’ is apt because the transition between waking and sleeping is a gradual drop from one state of being into another: a giving up of full self-consciousness for unconsciousness or for the altered consciousness of dreams.

Siri Hustvedt

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