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Daniel Rodriguez worked with LushQuotes for an year now. He is a Scottish poet and songwriter. He have written several poems and rhymes, which are so famous all over the internet.

200+ Courage Quotes Latest & Popular Collection [Part 1]

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

Plato

If you set as your goal to roll back the size of government, you have an obligation to answer the tough questions and show real courage, not just appeal to ideology. Treat the voters like adults.

Brian Baird

At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.

Earl Wilson

I took my courage in both hands and went to the Laundromat to do my washing. I had to use three machines.

Julie Doucet

Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.

David Cameron

Anyone can support a team that is winning – it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.

Bart Starr

Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding.

Edward Albert

Freedom. And Justice. If you have those two, it covers everything. You must stick to those principles and have the courage of your convictions.

Ian Smith

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.

Jean Baudrillard

Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.

Benjamin Banneker

It often takes more courage to change one’s opinion than to keep it.

Willy Brandt

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.

George A. Sheehan

September 11, 2001, revealed heroism in ordinary people who might have gone through their lives never called upon to demonstrate the extent of their courage.

Geraldine Brooks

It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid.

James A. Michener

Through the inspiration of Vaclav’s words, the courage of his dissidence and the integrity of his leadership, Czechoslovakia successfully transitioned from an authoritarian state to a free democracy at the heart of Europe.

Michael D. Higgins

Some of the greatest survivors have been women. Look at the courage so many women have shown after surviving earthquakes in the rubble for days on end.

Bear Grylls

Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.

Whitney M. Young

Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.

Leo Rosten

When I was straight, I had the courage and energy to become an actress. I owe my career to my will to stop using.

Kirstie Alley

Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage.

William Samuel Johnson

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.

Aristotle

Paul persuaded me to join the band. I would never have had the courage otherwise. It was fun at the beginning. We were playing just for fun, with Paul’s group.

Linda McCartney

I fear some of our leaders today have lost the courage to stand up. What we have now are politicians. They won’t offer real plans, and only stand up when they want to blame someone else.

Susana Martinez

We know the threats – from global terrorist networks to the spread of deadly weapons. Yet we also know that embedded in this time of danger is the promise of a new day, if we have the courage and commitment to work together.

Valerie Jarrett

Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future.

Gerry Adams

The criteria for serving one’s country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.

Dianne Feinstein

The problem is when you are writing something in retrospective, it needs a lot of courage not to change, or you will forget a certain reality, and you will just take in consideration your view today.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

People don’t follow titles, they follow courage.

William Wells Brown

The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.

Joseph Conrad

The British were indeed very far superior to the Americans in every respect necessary to military operations, except the revivified courage and resolution, the result of sudden success after despair.

Mercy Otis Warren

Courage, my friends ’tis not too late to build a better world.

Tommy Douglas

We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

Dale Carnegie

I have the courage of my convictions.

Brigitte Bardot

An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery.

Joseph Pulitzer

It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.

Les Brown

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.

Alfred North Whitehead

But steel bars have never yet kept out a mob it takes something a good deal stronger: human courage backed up by the consciousness of being right.

Ray Stannard Baker

When we read stories of heroes, we identify with them. We take the journey with them. We see how the obstacles almost overcome them. We see how they grow as human beings or gain qualities or show great qualities of strength and courage and with them, we grow in some small way.

Sam Raimi

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Nelson Mandela

For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense.

James T. Walsh

It is remarkable that this people, though unarmed, dares attack an armed foe the infantry defy the cavalry, and by their activity and courage generally prove victors.

Giraldus Cambrensis

To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.

Euripides

How many women have the courage to start properly with a cold, cold bath early in the morning? I jump in, throw the water, cold as ice, and after the first plunge I am happy.

Anna Held

As for courage and will – we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead.

Andre Norton

Courage is… the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.

David Ben-Gurion

You must have love as the core it takes courage to be willing to constantly tell the truth to each other and risk letting the relationship go.

Kenny Loggins

Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery – courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things.

James Robinson

The right response to the non-problem of global warming is to have the courage to do nothing.

Christopher Monckton

It has been my honor to support and work with President Barack Obama, a man who has brought courage and character to the presidency. President Obama’s strength of character leads him to do the right thing, even when it isn’t the easy thing.

Harry Reid

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle.

Kong Fu Zi

True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.

Jeremy Collier

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage.

Laura Schlessinger

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.

William Alexander

Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integration of the two Germanys and Europe.

Angela Merkel

If I am to be known for anything, I would like it to be for encouraging Canadians, for knowing a little bit about their daily, extraordinary courage. And for wanting that courage to be recognized.

Romeo LeBlanc

Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.

Timothy Dalton

Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.

Karl Von Clausewitz

Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance.

Hans Urs von Balthasar

I have three favorite politicians: Reagan, Truman, and Bobby Kennedy – Bobby for showing remarkable political courage despite being loathed by many on both sides.

Joe Scarborough

Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.

Samuel Johnson

To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction – and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.

Stephen Baker

Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.

John Steinbeck

My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

Napoleon Bonaparte

With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction.

Samuel E. Morison

I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity.

Elia Kazan

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

Paul Tillich

To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light.

Coventry Patmore

Remember in 1973 the same science chatter said that the coming Ice Age is going to occur, we’re going to lose millions of people. And the politicians knew how to solve it, they just didn’t have the courage to solve it they were going to put coal dust on the Arctic.

Don Young

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.

Jim Hightower

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn’t have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou

Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.

Robert Louis Stevenson

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

Maya Angelou

My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.

Carly Fiorina

Courage can’t see around corners but goes around them anyway.

Mignon McLaughlin

I always disliked dogs, those protectors of cowards who lack the courage to fight an assailant themselves.

August Strindberg

In the inhalation and exhalation there is an energy and a lively divine spirit, since He, through his spirit supports the breath of life, giving courage to the people who are in the earth and spirit to those who walk on it.

Michael Servetus

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.

Daniel J. Boorstin

With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world.

Jerry Costello

When you really believe in God, it gives you a courage, a confidence that enables you to meet the things coming.

Della Reese

I want to find the candidates who understand the principles of American exceptionalism and have the character, the courage, and the confidence to actually lead the greatest nation in the world.

Jim DeMint

It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can’t do because we feed ourselves so much denial.

Zoe Saldana

Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation’s promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.

George W. Bush

I wish we lived in a society that made it safe and provided the courage for everyone to come out.

Judith Light

Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.

Mary Tyler Moore

Then there is a still higher type of courage – the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead.

Howard Cosell

I emphasize… that the Harrimans showed great courage and loyalty and confidence in us, because three or four of us were really running the business, the day to day business.

Prescott Bush

Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that’s where the courage of a leader comes, because when you sit down with your enemy, you as a leader must already have very considerable confidence from your own constituency.

Desmond Tutu

There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.

Moliere

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

What makes America amazing is that there have always been men and women of courage who were willing to think more about the future of their children and grandchildren than they did about their own political careers.

Scott Walker

Most of man’s problems upon this planet, in the long history of the race, have been met and solved either partially or as a whole by experiment based on common sense and carried out with courage.

Frances Perkins

Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.

Delmore Schwartz

A man of courage is also full of faith.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Believers, look up – take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.

Billy Graham

To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.

Henri Frederic Amiel

A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can’t find in an army without morale.

Jalal Talabani

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.

Tom Brown, Jr.

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.

Michel de Montaigne

Every man of courage is a man of his word.

Pierre Corneille

In this work I have received the opposition of a number of men who only advocate the unobtainable because the immediately possible is beyond their moral courage, administrative ability, and their political prescience.

John Burns

Most of the good executives do pretty well. Because to be a good executive you have to be strong, and you have to have a simple attribute that people have forgotten about – courage.

John Milius

Well, number one I like dancing. Number two I knew it would be challenging because I had never done this type of dance before. I always wanted to and I happened to have the courage to go out there and give it my best shot.

Evander Holyfield

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

Mark Twain

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy

With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it’s hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that.

Jeff Ament

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams

There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.

Jonas Salk

Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top.

Joseph Smith, Jr.

When you make that crossover from life to real life, when you’re not treated as a child anymore but as a man, and you are no longer given the benefit of the doubt, it takes some courage to face that.

Ricky Williams

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.

Ralph W. Sockman

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

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

W. Clement Stone

The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.

Carl Lewis

We’re going to be OK because of the American people. They have more grit, determination and courage than you can imagine.

Joe Biden

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

Aristotle

The ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of ‘fair competition.’ It tells people that freedom is possible but needs fairness, courage and strength.

Ai Weiwei

Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.

Clare Boothe Luce

At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage.

Tadao Ando

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

Maxwell Maltz

Part of courage is simple consistency.

Peggy Noonan

Courage to continue comes from deeper sources than outward results.

Kenneth L. Pike

A life lesson for me is, how do you muster the courage to take on a new risk? Whether it’s starting up a business or taking on a new project or expedition. I think the risks that we take are all relative to the risk-taker.

Ann Bancroft

It takes both courage and talent to stand up in front of fellow human beings and make them crack a smile, and at the same time keep it clean.

Ray Comfort

What I’ve always said is that I’m opposed to institutional racism, and I would’ve, had I’ve been alive at the time, I think, had the courage to march with Martin Luther King to overturn institutional racism, and I see no place in our society for institutional racism.

Rand Paul

I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it.

Erma Bombeck

Without strength and courage it’s really hard to perform at the highest levels of international figure skating, because you’re alone on the ice and you only have seven minutes over two nights to prove yourself.

Scott Hamilton

The people of South Carolina support conservatives who are trying to push real change, and the people of South Carolina expect their presidential candidates to back them up when they show courage.

Nikki Haley

Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.

John Keegan

What I love about the East End is that there’s a great perseverance, determination and courage. What I dislike about it is that there is sometimes a celebration of ignorance.

Eddie Marsan

You live with the fear people might find out. Then you actually have the courage to tell people and they go, I don’t think you are gay. It’s enough to drive you crazy.

Portia de Rossi

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

E. F. Schumacher

The most important thing for me was to never, ever, ever deny it. But I didn’t really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking, The people who need to know I’m gay know.

Portia de Rossi

Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?

William Shakespeare

Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.

Sinclair Lewis

Courage! I have shown it for years think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?

Marie Antoinette

I’m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.

J. D. Salinger

It’s not just Bin Laden or just those that are involved in the counterterrorism effort. We’ve gotta cast the net broader than that. But I think it’s a – very special tribute that we all owe to the bravery and courage of the men and women in the intelligence and military business who performed so well to finally get it done.

Dick Cheney

Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage.

Rebecca Harding Davis

Women’s courage is rather different from men’s. The fact that women have to bring up children and look after husbands makes them braver at facing long-term issues, such as illness. Men are more immediately courageous. Lots of people are brave in battle.

Mary Wesley

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

Confucius

The world will step aside for nearly anyone who has the courage of his of her opinions.

George Weinberg

Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.

Robert Green Ingersoll

I love Joan Collins. She’s a wonderful lady. She has such courage. She’s such a good actress.

Robert Wagner

You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.

Benjamin Disraeli

Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.

George W. Bush

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Winston Churchill

Let me start with Yahoo. As we meet today, a Chinese citizen who had the courage to speak his mind on the Internet is in prison because Yahoo chose to share his name and address with the Chinese Government.

Tom Lantos

I love revolutionaries who have the courage to stand up against the status quo. They’re always misunderstood, but they’re the ones who are standing up for human rights.

Richard Hatch

The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.

Thomas S. Monson

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

Erma Bombeck

You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

Epicurus

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.

Dan Rather

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.

Plutarch

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.

Marlene Dietrich

I think what I would say to my younger self, and probably to younger, just starting-out writers is that a lot of times you’re just afraid to put yourself out there, and it’s uncomfortable because it’s working up the courage to do something, to push yourself to do those things.

Carol Leifer

Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!

Thomas A. Edison

Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.

John Wooden

Physical courage is a great test.

Oriana Fallaci

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.

Maya Angelou

I try to be a truthful artist and I try to show a level of courage. I enjoy that. I’m a messenger.

Jeff Koons

Courage is grace under pressure.

Ernest Hemingway

Political courage is not political suicide.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young of this mealy generation the courage of their confusions.

John Ciardi

The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

William Blake

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Coco Chanel

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.

Arthur Koestler

A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.

Leon Blum

I have no physical courage, I’ve asked for a double.

Catherine Deneuve

Before I begin talking about the threats we face, the vulnerabilities that we have, and frankly the courage of the men and women in uniform that stand in harm’s way on behalf of a very grateful Nation, let me first honor the sacrifices of September 11.

Zach Wamp

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.

John F. Kennedy

Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity.

Richard L. Evans

I have written a memoir here and there, and that takes its own form of selfishness and courage. However, generally speaking, I have no interest in writing about my own life or intruding in the privacy of those around me.

Peter Carey

The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.

Carl Friedrich Gauss

The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.

Thucydides

Have the courage to act instead of react.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

I’m a writer of faith who worries about the intolerance of religion. I look at the past and fear we haven’t learned from it. I believe that humanity is capable of evil as well as great acts of courage and goodness. I have hope. Deep down, I believe in the human spirit, although sometimes that belief is shaken.

Julianna Baggott

Being gifted needs courage.

Georg Brandes

Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants.

Carol P. Christ

A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.

Lewis Mumford

Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Farrah Fawcett had courage, she had strength, and she had faith.

Jaclyn Smith

In our film profession you may have Gable’s looks, Tracy’s art, Marlene’s legs or Liz’s violet eyes, but they don’t mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage.

Frank Capra

The one thing I learned the most about acting is it takes a tremendous amount of courage to go there and stand still. It takes courage and guts to step out of your mind frame and depict something.

Carson Daly

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.

King Abdullah II

Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn’t have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn’t have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words.

Theodore Sturgeon

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The quality that defines us as Americans is the courage to respond to being hit. The courage to root out and destroy the killers. And, most importantly, the courage to hold on to our values and protect our hard-won freedoms while doing it.

Nick Clooney

In my old age, I have been thinking about this, and I have reached the conclusion that those who have physical courage also have moral courage.

Oriana Fallaci

A member must say that he is a member of the Unification Church and that he is the follower of Sun Myung Moon. If he doesn’t have the courage to say it, he is not worthy of me.

Sun Myung Moon

We had every problems starting a big top could have. The tent fell down on the first day. We had problems getting people into the shows. It was only with the courage and arrogance of youth that we survived.

Guy Laliberte

Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

Miguel Angel Ruiz

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250 Famous Age Quotes and Age Sayings Collection [Part 3]

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

Voltaire

A major advantage of age is learning to accept people without passing judgment.

Liz Carpenter

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.

Alan Bleasdale

Education is the best provision for old age.

Aristotle

I lived the true American dream, because I was able to pursue what I set as my goals at a very young age.

Mario Andretti

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.

Euripides

Starting a new retirement plan for those below a certain age is something tens of millions of Americans have already been through at work.

Mitch Daniels

Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.

Thomas Carlyle

I’m at the age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill.

George Burns

I didn’t know a time when there wasn’t a war because I spent all my time from the age of two or three to eight in a coal cellar really.

David Bailey

I appreciate and enjoy my age.

Nikki Giovanni

Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long and the age of the great epics is past.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

I’ve lost touch with a lot of that boutique-type music just because of my age, and raising my son and the multiple jobs I have at this point.

Liz Phair

I was born at the age of twelve on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot.

Edward Koch

New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements… the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.

Jackson Pollock

Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles.

Estelle Getty

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.

Robert Byrne

In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.

Marshall McLuhan

Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology, which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure.

Christopher Lasch

We were really grown up for our age and it was an incredible special band.

Joan Jett

The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.

Wim Wenders

I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its own existence.

Richard Dawkins

I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion.

Paul Cezanne

The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.

Desiderius Erasmus

The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.

Max Lerner

Old age is an insult. It’s like being smacked.

Lawrence Durrell

Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age.

Gore Vidal

There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.

Bill Bryson

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.

Eleanor Roosevelt

In the age of television, image becomes more important than substance.

S. I. Hayakawa

Age steals away all things, even the mind.

Virgil

Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.

Colin Powell

After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.

Bette Midler

From age 16, I lived and breathed wine. I read every magazine and book about wine.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Middle age: when you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms.

Irvin S. Cobb

Working on the ‘Ice Age’ movies, I’m really proud to be in them.

Seann William Scott

Everyone talks about age, but it’s not about age. It’s about work ethic. Winning never gets old.

Lisa Leslie

I believe the true function of age is memory. I’m recording as fast as I can.

Rita Mae Brown

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.

Beverly Sills

It seems that when you get to a certain age you almost give yourself permission to misbehave and say what you think. People allow it, with very old people.

Julie Walters

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

Lucille Ball

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.

Confucius

I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter’s age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves.

Joyce Maynard

Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution.

Gustave Flaubert

Many believe – and I believe – that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.

Michelangelo

The great thing about arriving at this age is that I don’t even care about my career anymore.

Ron Perlman

I started out modeling at a young age and surrounded myself with different brilliant minds. I have so many people to get educated from, and I’ve been a sponge.

Kellan Lutz

I would go out with women my age, but there are no women my age.

George Burns

My first job was in retail at the age of 14, and I have worked in the industry ever since.

Rachel Roy

We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.

Benjamin Disraeli

Anybody under the age of forty knows hip-hop, gospel and R&ampB pretty well, and it’s all a part of what we consider to be ‘black music.’ There is a natural synergy between the three.

John Legend

No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.

Bruce Barton

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn’t want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office.

Harrison Ford

I think a child should be allowed to take his father’s or mother’s name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.

James Joyce

The age we live in is a busy age in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.

Jeremy Bentham

Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century.

Mary Wollstonecraft

I am at that age when you panic at the slightest thing.

Rupert Everett

Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.

Edith Wharton

Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.

William Ralph Inge

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn’t afterward.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.

Thomas Browne

The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number.

Dave Barry

In my older age, I’ve learned to take things slower, because I used to be that total-fall-in-love-after-a-day guy.

Lance Bass

These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears, close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow, conservative tenets of religion or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual.

Joan D. Vinge

For a man who has compared himself to Theodore Roosevelt and the nation’s challenges to those of the Gilded Age, Obama put forward a tepid agenda.

Ron Fournier

Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.

Plautus

The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.

Doris Lessing

I’m well past the age where I’m acceptable. You get to a certain age and you are forbidden access. You’re not going to get the kind of coverage that you would like in music magazines, you’re not going to get played on radio and you’re not going to get played on television. I have to survive on word of mouth.

David Bowie

Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and I also object to it politically. Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don’t care to make.

Debra Winger

Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age – as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.

Phyllis Diller

So Harry Potter came in and it is nice that I have kids of the right age. I took them to London and they walked around the set and met Harry Potter and that is thrilling.

Gary Oldman

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.

Pearl S. Buck

Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least get out of the way so you won’t get run over.

Miriam Makeba

I’d always thought the Rats were good fun, but one of the very nice things about being of Saga age is that I can actually look back and think, When I was younger I was in a great band. It was always a collective thing.

Bob Geldof

Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.

W. Somerset Maugham

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

Tom Wilson

The heart never grows better by age I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.

Lord Chesterfield

While I had often said that I wanted to die in bed, what I really meant was that in my old age I wanted to be stepped on by an elephant while making love.

Roger Zelazny

Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age.

Florida Scott-Maxwell

I was getting hot flashes and sweats on a regular basis. That’s not normal, even for my age.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

In my old age, I’ll be in L.A.

David Hockney

I think it’s hard, the fact that there’s a certain age that we can’t have kids anymore.

Courteney Cox

Light and funny has a more compelling quality when you’re younger. But I haven’t abandoned the genre: I love falling down I love Lucille Ball. It’s just that a lot of those stories revolve around problems that I can’t convincingly portray at this age.

Julia Roberts

As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of ‘do it yourself.’

Marshall McLuhan

The answer to old age is to keep one’s mind busy and to go on with one’s life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.

Leon Edel

There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex.

Samuel Johnson

I think, if you put a camera in anyone’s life and document it daily from the age of 21 to 27, there are going to be things that aren’t always pretty.

Sienna Miller

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.

James Thurber

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.

Kurt Vonnegut

At the age of 20 I bought a used Fiat 127. This was the only one I could afford!

Carlos Ghosn

The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.

Steve Irwin

I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.

Oprah Winfrey

I wanted to be a teacher. I love children, so I wanted to deal with children. Then I wanted to be a veterinarian. But by the age of ten or eleven, when I opened my mouth and said, ‘Oh, God, what’s this?’ I kind of knew teaching and being a veterinarian were gonna have to wait.

Whitney Houston

I came to water late. I learned to swim at the age of 20.

Liam Neeson

When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age, so, I was the last one picked, so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court, so that was pretty much my job.

Jason Kidd

Back in the 1960s, I saw Peter, Paul and Mary. I was at that age, about 14, and I was mesmerized.

Lucinda Williams

Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles.

Don Marquis

I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began.

John Henrik Clarke

My best friend just had a baby, and she’s my age. So I’m a godmom now, which is crazy.

Kristen Stewart

No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.

Oscar Wilde

I must confess, I was born at a very early age.

Groucho Marx

My justification is that most people my age spend a lot of time thinking about what they’re going to do for the next five or ten years. The time they spend thinking about their life, I just spend drinking.

Amy Winehouse

It’s a little silly to finally learn how to write at this age. But I long ago realized I was secretly sincere.

Annie Dillard

Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I’m past that age.

Katharine Hepburn

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.

Aldous Huxley

My mother enjoyed old age, and because of her I’ve begun to enjoy parts of it too. So far I’ve had it good and am crumbling nicely.

Lionel Blue

Sally Field looks amazing in general, never mind her age! She’s a phenomenally talented actress and has had a career spanning so many decades.

Alison Sweeney

Old age is always wakeful as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.

Herman Melville

I do wish I could tell you my age but it’s impossible. It keeps changing all the time.

Greer Garson

I think I’m past the age of getting lost.

Amanda Seyfried

Compared to a lot of actresses my age, I’m actually overweight.

Lindsay Lohan

Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don’t begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten.

Robert. L. Ehrlich

Non-disclosure in the Internet Age is quickly perceived as a breach of trust. Government, corporations and each of us as individuals must recalibrate how we live and share our lives appropriate to the information now available and the expectations of others.

Simon Mainwaring

I’ve never been more in love with anyone nearly half my age than I am today. I’d get married in a minute if I weren’t still married to somebody else.

Rod Stewart

I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age.

Rita Dove

Up until age 40, most men are just not as mature as women. So, it makes sense that a lot of women date up in age a bit.

Patti Stanger

At my age you don’t go into fatherhood lightly.

Rod Stewart

It lies in human nature that where you experience your first laughs, you also remember the age kindly.

Vaclav Havel

In order to fix Social Security, we must restructure it so that we continue to provide for our Nation’s seniors that are approaching retirement age, but allow for younger taxpayers to invest a portion of their Social Security taxes in private accounts.

Herman Cain

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going.

J. B. Priestley

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.

Rosalyn S. Yalow

I’m not skinny for the wrong reasons. It’s not because I’m bulimic or anorexic or doing drugs. Compared to a lot of actresses my age, I’m actually overweight.

Lindsay Lohan

From as long as, literally as far back as I can remember I’ve liked puns, word jokes, I can literally recall looking at a comic at the age of six or seven and I remember what I enjoyed and what it was precisely and how the joke worked.

Tom Stoppard

Older fatherhood isn’t all bad: testosterone rates drop about 1% per year as men age, making them less reactive and more patient, and a professionally established middle-aged man is likely to have more time and money to devote to his kids than a twenty-something who’s just getting started.

Jeffrey Kluger

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.

Amos Bronson Alcott

I think it’s quite extraordinary that people cast me as if I’m Warren Beatty: until I met my present wife, at the age of 35, you could name two girlfriends.

Colin Firth

I was well motivated. What I wanted to do was work for myself. I had twenty two jobs before I started my business at the age of twenty three and I didn’t want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn’t want a boss.

Barbara Corcoran

Any new financial order for the world must tackle the three chief challenges of our age.

James Buchan

It’s not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us it’s the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.

Virginia Woolf

I’ll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age.

Salma Hayek

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver’s license age than at voting age.

Marshall McLuhan

By the age of 9 or 10, I knew that I had to cut my own cloth and make my own way.

John le Carre

When I was younger, my whole sense of self-worth was based on whether or not I was working, which was awful. And I had a baby at 20 years old, so it wasn’t just about me. At around the age of 30 there was a stretch where I wasn’t working – certainly not on anything I liked, anyway – and I started to do other things.

Kiefer Sutherland

Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?

Desiderius Erasmus

Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.

John Dryden

Not even old age knows how to love death.

Sophocles

Think back to yourself at age 18. I know I was mighty different than the Patti I am today. As we grow up, we grow out of our haircuts, our apartments and – often times – our romantic decisions.

Patti Stanger

Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends.

Mason Cooley

I hate to mention age, but I come from an era when we weren’t consumed by technology and television.

Jimmy Buffett

I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age.

William Butler Yeats

Where children are, there is the golden age.

Novalis

I think love can happen at any age… it has no age.

Shahrukh Khan

A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.

Robertson Davies

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.

Edmund Burke

In an age of incompetence, I’ve been able to last in this crazy business. I actually know how to play my ax and write a song. That’s my job.

Billy Joel

I grew up loving horses. I was relatively obsessed, starting with my rocking horse at age 2, all the way through my painting and drawing phase.

Diane Lane

Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another.

Reinhold Niebuhr

I never had little brothers, so I was totally not used to hearing a lot of cussing at a young age! I learned what ‘pull my finger’ meant the hard way.

Danica McKellar

I’ve watched my peers get better with age and hoped that would happen with me.

Bonnie Raitt

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.

John F. Kennedy

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.

Sophia Loren

What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one’s faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one’s memories.

W. Somerset Maugham

Here’s my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they’re fair with you.

Alan Alda

The wisdom of age: don’t stop walking.

Mason Cooley

Old age is the verdict of life.

Amelia Barr

For me from a pretty young age up until about 21 years old hallucinogenics had a huge place in my life.

Jon Fishman

This is my 20th year in the sport. I’ve known swimming and that’s it. I don’t want to swim past age 30 if I continue after this Olympics, and come back in 2016, I’ll be 31. I’m looking forward to being able to see the other side of the fence.

Michael Phelps

I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get.

Elizabeth Taylor

I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along.

Bruce Springsteen

As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face. If you deny that, you deny your heritage.

Frances Conroy

For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.

Brian Clough

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.

Knut Hamsun

It seems to me there is a change in what audiences want to see. I can only hope that’s correct, because there’s an awful lot of people of my age around now and we outnumber the others.

Maggie Smith

To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.

Hannah Arendt

Age considers youth ventures.

Rabindranath Tagore

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.

Orson Welles

Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?

Dennis Prager

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

Oprah Winfrey

Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.

Walter Savage Landor

At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we’re all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it.

Peter Ustinov

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.

Ernest Hemingway

Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’ And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.

Ronald Reagan

The crucial task of old age is balance: keeping just well enough, just brave enough, just gay and interested and starkly honest enough to remain a sentient human being.

Florida Scott-Maxwell

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.

Thomas Szasz

Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.

Charles Kingsley

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.

Washington Irving

I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health. You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50. If you’re in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s.

Bob Barker

By Time and Age full many things are taught.

Aeschylus

Situational unawareness in the private marketplace or on the battlefield will cost you your livelihood or your life. In the Age of Obama, however, such willful ignorance is a job prerequisite. The less you know the better.

Michelle Malkin

As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model.

Bernie Sanders

If you’ve got to my age, you’ve probably had your heart broken many times. So it’s not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it.

Emma Thompson

What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life’s page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.

Lord Byron

I knew at a young age, whether I was playing baseball or hockey or lacrosse, that my teammates were counting on me, whether it be to strike the last batter out in a baseball game or score a big goal in a hockey game.

Wayne Gretzky

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.

E. Joseph Cossman

We try, we fail, we posture, we aspire, we pontificate – and then we age, shrink, die, and vanish.

George Saunders

I don’t need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.

Stephen Fry

Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.

George Burns

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

Jeanne Moreau

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

George Bernard Shaw

I’m a pretty big dork. It’s crazy. I’m one of those people who grew up with all kinds of musicals, but I was right at that age where ‘Rent’ was a big deal for me and for my friends.

Anna Kendrick

I want to be age appropriate. I don’t want to be that girl you see walking away and she looks 25 and then she turns around and she looks 90.

Stevie Nicks

When it comes to raising civilized kids there are no hard rules, but there are two things on which most parents agree: Boys are generally wilder than girls, and adolescents are wilder than kids of any other age. If you’ve got an adolescent boy, you’re in the sweet spot for trouble.

Jeffrey Kluger

One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we’re idling in front of our computer screens.

Joshua Foer

I conceived in art college at the age of 20, near the end of term.

Joni Mitchell

We incorporated new tastes and flavors into our kids’ diets from a very early age, which helped to develop their palates and prevented them from becoming picky eaters. We don’t buy junk food and give them options of fresh fruit, yogurt, raw almonds, or dried whole grain cereals for snack time.

Cat Cora

I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.

James Broughton

Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth – two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.

Ambrose Bierce

Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.

Friedrich Schiller

This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.

Lord Byron

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

William Shakespeare

The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.

Lascelles Abercrombie

Every age has its own poetry in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.

Jean-Paul Sartre

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.

Margaret Mead

I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Tom Stoppard

My parents got married late and they had kids late, so I never felt a social or cultural thing to be married or pregnant or a homeowner by a certain age.

Anna Kendrick

It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

I was very sexual from a very young age.

Portia de Rossi

They that have lived a single day have lived an age.

Jean de la Bruyere

In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one’s beloved.

Russell Baker

What is amazing for a woman of my age is that I change as the world is changing-and changing very, very fast. I don’t think my mother had that opportunity to change.

Jeanne Moreau

Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.

Helen Hayes

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.

Helen Keller

The older generation had greater respect for land than science. But we live in an age when science, more than soil, has become the provider of growth and abundance. Living just on the land creates loneliness in an age of globality.

Shimon Peres

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

Betty Friedan

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.

Logan P. Smith

Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much, we feel so little.

David Herbert Lawrence

I think women get caught up too much in having a plan – ‘I’m going to get married at this age I’m going to have a kid at this age’ – and then they just try to find a guy who will fit into that picture. I don’t want my life to be based on that.

Julia Stiles

Some broad themes brought me where I am today. At a very young age, my hobby became thinking and finding connections.

Dean Kamen

It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn.

Eric Hoffer

I was living on the wrong side of the tracks in Evanston, Illinois, in a home for boys. We had these Jackson 5 records. I really related to their voices – they were about my age, but they were doing it.

Eddie Vedder

Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.

Francis Bacon

Old age and the passage of time teach all things.

Sophocles

To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.

Bertrand Russell

No, but way before that, I’ve been doing little dances in movies for years. Yeah, that was an amazing chance. You know, at my age to be able to do a music dance video, very unusual.

Christopher Walken

It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you reach a certain age you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is. And why not?

Arthur Miller

Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation.

Vita Sackville-West

I’ve always tried to do my very best, and I want to be the very best age, whatever age I am.

Ann-Margret

Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason.

Friedrich Durrenmatt

It is not possible to live in this age if you don’t have a sense of many contradictory forces.

Rem Koolhaas

By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.

John Kenneth Galbraith

I want to sell to people my own age, because that’s the way I write songs.

John Mellencamp

Because of my age and because there’s more work on the small screen. What it’s missing in quality it makes up for in quantity. From an actor’s selfish point of view.

Cesar Romero

I basically started playing violin at the age of six. That lasted about three years because my previous teacher died and the second teacher didn’t really know how to successfully get me going.

Miroslav Vitous

I was a very sickly kid. While I was in the hospital at age 7, my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied. I was hooked.

Len Wein

I don’t know why people are so obsessed with age anyway. I mean, 90 is the new 70 70 is the new 50 and 50 is the new 40 so the whole act-your-age thing? Only up to a point.

Joan Collins

As a precocious teen I dreamed of being Graham Greene. Well, as it turned out, I never wrote a great novel, sadly, and I never converted to Catholicism, happily, but I did do one thing he did. That is, in middle age I moved to a seaside town and got into a right barney with the local powers-that-be.

Julie Burchill

We live in an age, in an era where there is so much negativity, there is so much violence in the world, there is so much unrest and people are at war, that I wanted to promote the word love and red signifies love.

Elton John

Credit or debit cards, for starters, are nothing short of shoppers’ Novocain. Even in the age of digital purchases and virtual money, we still attach a special value to dirty paper with pictures of presidents on it. Handing some of that to a cashier simply hurts more than handing over a little sliver of plastic.

Jeffrey Kluger

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.

Dave Barry

You watch yourself age and it’s hard to feel like a sex symbol.

Idris Elba

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.

Bernard Baruch

Well, Jeff Buckley for me is one of the greatest singers I’ve ever heard. And the reason why is he has an amazing range, amazing emotional power in his voice. And the music he put around it also just had this passion and this soul to it and this spirit to it that very few artists have, and he passed at a very young age.

John Legend

Everybody looks like clones and the only people you notice are my age. I don’t notice anybody unless they look great, and every now and again they do, and they are usually 70.

Vivienne Westwood

The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved.

Princess Diana

Youth has no age.

Pablo Picasso

One of the tough things about being an actor, probably the hardest thing, is getting your foot in the door, and my father handled that for me at a very early age.

Jeff Bridges

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A good memory is surely a compost heap that converts experience to wisdom, creativity, or dottiness; not that these things are of much earthly value, but at least they may keep you amused when the world is keeping you locked away or shutting you out.

Michael Leunig

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.

Anatole France

Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.

Riccardo Muti

Everyone talks about how, in your 30s, all of these growing pains transition into wisdom and you feel more self-assured and confident, but I think I had a bit of a jump-start on that at 27.

Solange Knowles

God in His wisdom has decided that He will reward no works but His own.

Johannes Tauler

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

Buddha

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.

Anne Bradstreet

It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution.

Anthony Trollope

Once you label me you negate me.

Soren Kierkegaard

What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that’s how I approached the part.

Christopher Reeve

Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and I also object to it politically. Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don’t care to make.

Debra Winger

It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.

Thomas Huxley

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Charles Dickens

No single person can possess the wisdom to chart our course.

Jonathan Schell

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Women are stronger than men – they do not die of wisdom.

James Stephens

Never reach out your hand unless you’re willing to extend an arm.

Pope Paul VI

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.

Michel de Montaigne

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Lao Tzu

You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can’t practice to attain wisdom.

Herbie Hancock

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius

Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.

Paul Engle

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Sydney J. Harris

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

The more I draw and write, the more I realise that accidents are a necessary part of any creative act, much more so than logic or wisdom. Sometimes a mistake is the only way of arriving at an original concept, and the history of successful inventions is full of mishaps, serendipity and unintended results.

Shaun Tan

We respect our elders. There is wisdom that comes from experience, and I am not going to stop learning from wise counsel.

Marcia Fudge

For all my education, accomplishments, and so called ‘wisdom’… I can’t fathom my own heart.

Michael Caine

Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.

Henry Van Dyke

Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.

Saadi

The long-standing wisdom that everyone wins in a single world market has been undermined. Global trade, capital flows, and immigration are declining.

Roger Altman

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.

John F. Kennedy

I’ve always enjoyed doing challenging things and also challenging common wisdom.

Stefan Hell

Conventional wisdom on government’s role in inequality often has it backwards. Tax reforms have resulted in a more progressive federal income tax; government transfer payments have become less progressive.

Paul Ryan

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

Aeschylus

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

Confucius

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.

Charlotte Bronte

When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.

Quintilian

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

H. L. Mencken

In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.

Thomas Carlyle

There’s something peculiar about writing fiction. It requires an interesting balance between seeing the world as a child and having the wisdom of a middle-aged person. The further you get from childhood and the experience of the teenage years, the greater the danger of losing that wellspring.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.

Og Mandino

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.

Herman Hesse

The soul’s joy lies in doing.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Spending two years on my uncle’s ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.

Robert Duvall

I imagine God to be like my father. My father was always the voice of certainty in my life. Certainty in the wisdom, certainty in the path, certainty always in God. For me God is certainty in everything. Certainty that everything is good and everything is God.

Yehuda Berg

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.

Aleister Crowley

It’s a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn’t think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself.

Richard Dawkins

Common wisdom dictates that the vice president should provide balance to the ticket by representing a different part of the country, another set of experiences, or a basketful of electoral votes.

Madeleine M. Kunin

My mom calls me an older soul because, growing up, she taught me stuff real early. Now I spend most of my time chasing wisdom, chasing understanding.

Ray Lewis

There is a universal, intelligent, life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each one of us as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment.

Shakti Gawain

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy

You know, many people have said that I’m on the edge and I’m maverick for some of the big operations that I’ve done. I’m not at all. I pray; I ask God to give me wisdom, ‘Should I do it?’, guidance in terms of how to do it, who to consult with. All those kind of things are incredibly important.

Ben Carson

Once I turned 35, I got the bonus of some wisdom and began to accept life on its own terms.

Mike Myers

If you want to go east, don’t go west.

Ramakrishna

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

George Santayana

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.

Ben Hogan

Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.

Arianna Huffington

People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.

A. C. Benson

When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

John F. Kennedy

Man’s wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.

William Temple

Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

There is often, in the affairs of government, more efficiency and wisdom in non-action than in action.

John C. Calhoun

The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness.

Emanuel Swedenborg

Don’t taunt the alligator until after you’ve crossed the creek.

Dan Rather

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

Thomas Hobbes

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Be as you wish to seem.

Socrates

If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.

Sophocles

What evolution tells us is that we are part of a grand, dynamic, and ever-changing fabric of life that covers our planet. Even to a person of faith, in fact especially to a person of faith, an understanding of the evolutionary process should only deepen their appreciation of the scope and wisdom of the creator’s work.

Kenneth R. Miller

One of the advantages of having gone to Penn State was having had a scholar for a mentor – Philip Young. Also, a professional writer named Philip Klass taught there. He was a science fiction writer whose pseudonym was William Tenn. As a professional writer, he brought wisdom to teaching because he’d done it for a living.

David Morrell

The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.

William Tecumseh Sherman

All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.

Saint Teresa of Avila

The will to set values and the power to make them law are jointly at the bottom of all operative norms. When linked to divine wisdom, this source of moral law is still in safe hands which man can trust.

Hans Jonas

First appearance deceives many.

Ovid

The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension… Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.

Euripides

In the beginning, Adam was instructed to earn the bread by the sweat of his brow – not Eve. Contrary to conventional wisdom, a mother’s place is in the home!

Ezra Taft Benson

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.

Charlie Parker

The online musical universe has become Balkanized, with many sites focusing on minute niches. That works well for reaching very specific demographics, which is wonderful for advertising, but it flies in the face of the common wisdom that people’s tastes have become more diverse as music of any description has become a mouse-click away.

Michael Azerrad

The key to wisdom is this – constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.

Peter Abelard

Democracy, loudly upheld as a cure for much of the ailing world, has proved no guarantor of political wisdom, even if it remains the least bad form of government.

Pankaj Mishra

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Margaret Thatcher

Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.

Alice Walker

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.

Khalil Gibran

It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.

Dee Hock

But in its final creation it was not the part of the Father’s power to fail as though exhausted. It was not the part of His wisdom to waver in a needful matter through poverty of counsel.

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

‘Focusing’ is no conventional repackaging of self-help wisdom. It is at once a manual and a philosophy. It talks about the body’s wisdom, the steps of the focusing technique, how to discover the richness in others by learning to listen.

Marilyn Ferguson

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.

Martin H. Fischer

The gods do not need sacrifices, so what might one do to please them? Acquire wisdom, it seems to me, and do all the good in one’s power to those humans who deserve it.

Apollonius of Tyana

Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.

Sara Teasdale

Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.

Johannes Tauler

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.

Plato

Everyone has always underestimated a company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The New York boys thought they could take me on, that nobody out here has any knowledge or wisdom.

Jon Huntsman, Sr.

The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.

Samuel Smiles

Knowledge is not just the preserve of the educated elite. Just because someone has not had a formal education, that does not mean he does not have wisdom and common sense.

Vikas Swarup

I’m particularly interested in black swan events: unprecedented surprises that destroy the conventional wisdom about how the world works.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

Archimedes

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

Benjamin Franklin

They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.

William Cowper

In my fifties, I was still in creation mode. Now I have more of a responsibility to step back and mentor and offer wisdom, offer sign posts on the path.

Jodie Evans

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

Max de Pree

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

Jenny Shipley

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.

Epictetus

For the Holy Ghost blesses us with optimism and wisdom at times of challenge that we simply cannot muster on our own.

Sheri L. Dew

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

John Wooden

If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.

Ausonius

After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.

Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists.

James Newman

Kindness is wisdom.

Philip James Bailey

The ‘wisdom of the crowds’ is the most ridiculous statement I’ve heard in my life. Crowds are dumb.

Drew Curtis

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

Confucius

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

William Arthur Ward

Information is not knowledge, and knowledge is not wisdom. Reading – even browsing – an old book can yield sustenance denied by a database search. Patience is a virtue, gluttony a sin.

James Gleick

What I want is to have people’s notion of adulthood no longer be so defined by being a parent. There is some kind of conventional wisdom that you’re not really a mature person until you become a parent.

Meghan Daum

Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.

Bodhidharma

I’ve led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system. And what I’ve learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I’ve learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide.

Elena Kagan

Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.

Cat Cora

Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.

Charles Caleb Colton

The philosophy I love is very selective. It is really just the bit that is involved in a search for wisdom, and this means a short roll call of names; Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epicurus, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche.

Alain de Botton

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.

Charles Caleb Colton

Ending poverty calls for humility, honesty, freedom from ideology and refusal to accept cruel simplicities about anyone’s human potential. It requires listening to the wisdom and cutting the nonsense from both the Right and the Left.

Donella Meadows

In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people; for who sees not, but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins, who were therefore shut out.

Thomas Shepard

I know more about what it’s like to be elderly and infirm and kind of stupid, the way you get forgetful, but on the other hand I’m a littler, wiser, dare we say? The word ‘wisdom’ has kind of faded out of our vocabulary, but yeah, I’m a little wiser.

John Updike

If elected Speaker, I promise you that we will have the courage to lead the fight for our conservative principles and make our case to the American people. But we will also have the wisdom to listen to our constituents and each other so that we always move forward together.

Kevin McCarthy

We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.

James M. Barrie

If we have built on the fragile cornerstones of human wisdom, pride, and conditional love, things may look good for a while, but a weak foundation causes collapse when storms hit.

Charles Stanley

I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.

Alex Grey

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.

Herbert Hoover

History does not repeat itself. Nor does it unfold in cycles. The real future is contingent, rich beyond imagining, a perennial gobsmack, tragic and glorious in equal measure; the pundits’ future, spun of ‘conventional wisdom,’ is only a sucker punch to that common-sense fact.

Rick Perlstein

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.

Henry Miller

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.

Lewis Carroll

It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.

Roger Ascham

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

William Blake

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

Saint Augustine

Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.

William Penn

I listen to the older people who talk to me. I call them my old heads, people with a lot of wisdom. They’ll teach you a lot if you listen.

Stefon Diggs

Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.

William Dunbar

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.

Akhenaton

Arianna Huffington has exercised her renowned wisdom to give journalism another boost along the ever busier Internet. Her blog site promises to be an interesting challenge for those of us lucky enough to be invited to participate with our occasional contributions.

Walter Cronkite

If the highest things are unknowable, then the highest capacity or virtue of man cannot be theoretical wisdom.

Leo Strauss

Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better.

Kay Redfield Jamison

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.

Mary Browne

It may be assumed as an axiom that Providence has never gifted any political party with all of political wisdom or blinded it with all of political folly.

John George Nicolay

A musical, like most religions, provides the audience or followers with a sense of belonging. Religious services, on the other hand, with their staged performances, invigorating songs, popular wisdom and shared experience, are almost a form of community theater.

Lisa Randall

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.

Thomas Paine

We live in a culture that doesn’t acknowledge or validate human intuition and doesn’t encourage us to rely on our intuitive wisdom.

Shakti Gawain

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.

Saint Augustine

In world mythology, there are countless examples of tragic characters whose greatest strength is also the source of their undoing. But the ancient Greeks and Romans also held the view that acceptance is the beginning of wisdom.

Simon Van Booy

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

Aeschylus

There should be a point to movies. Sure, you’re giving people a diversion from the cold world for a bit, but at the same time, you pass on some facts and rules and maybe a little bit of wisdom.

George Lucas

Nothing energizes me more than to burrow myself under a pile of received wisdom and emerge triumphant with the truth.

Timothy Noah

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.

Amelia Earhart

I’m at the transition place myself, still playing high school girls but moving to a stage when I’m playing older roles and going to the places of stillness and wisdom and knowledge and weight. It’s exciting and scary.

Tatiana Maslany

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Francis Bacon

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

Brian O’Driscoll

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.

William Cowper

The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.

Robert E. Lee

God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom.

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

There’s always a miasma of misinformation emerging from the higher education sector as to which are the ‘best’ courses to take. My advice would always be to ignore the perceived wisdom and look for the most reliable evidence on the ground.

David Puttnam

Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.

William Dean Howells

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

It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed ‘Wisdom.’ And then I know exactly what is going to follow: ‘Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.’

Ludwig Wittgenstein

It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.

Margaret Fuller

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.

Doug Larson

Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.

Bennie Thompson

This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will.

Stanford Moore

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one’s being.

Orison Swett Marden

The biggest handicap in research is an ability to think outside the box. The handicap is being encumbered by all the conventional wisdom in a given field.

Aubrey de Grey

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

When you doubt, abstain.

Ambrose Bierce

Slow and steady wins the race.

Robert Lloyd

I’m married. My wife, Stella – a beautiful woman. She’s brought a lot of peace to my life, a lot of wisdom.

Anthony Hopkins

Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.

Elizabeth George

You can’t sweep other people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own.

Clarence Day

Wisdom sails with wind and time.

John Florio

Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz – a true rhapsody in blue – are hunted to the edge of silence.

Jay Griffiths

The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.

Solomon Ibn Gabirol

The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state; infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies; and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery.

David Brainerd

We can’t really digest food unless there’s hunger. So we can’t really assimilate spiritual wisdom unless we feel the need for it.

Radhanath Swami

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.

Edna Ferber

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.

Aristotle

Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.

Julian Casablancas

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.

Phil Jackson

Has Werner Herzog ever said anything that wasn’t true? What a brilliant fountain of wisdom. Everything he touches I’m just fascinated by.

Dan Gilroy

Spiritual teachers and artists that have opened the eye of wisdom for the world, and visionary community builders, have influenced my work.

Alex Grey

‘Swan,’ by Mary Oliver. Poems and prose. Reading from this book is as if visiting a very wise friend. There is wisdom and welcoming kindness on every page.

Jessye Norman

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

Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.

George Crabbe

Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru’ all creation.

Robert Bridges

Conventional wisdom is not always the best wisdom.

Doug Ducey

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.

Euripides

Lord, bless me with the ability to achieve all that I can, and the wisdom to realize it doesn’t all have to be by tomorrow!

William Eardley IV

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

Hermann Hesse

Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.

Sidney Lanier

To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.

James Buchanan

I understand that there’s a certain energy in youth, no question, in terms of pursuing jobs. But there is wisdom in age. It’s too bad that the two can’t come together because I do think that people are dropped from what they’re really good at too soon.

Rene Russo

In my own personal life, God plays a great role in the risk, because 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

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.

Plato

Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.

Francis Quarles

To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness.

Thomas Traherne

Analysts may be correct that the presidential election won’t primarily turn on entitlements reform, but by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney can, contrary to conventional wisdom, make it a winning issue and lay the foundation for a reform mandate when he wins.

David Limbaugh

Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.

Sophocles

‘Star Trek’ was an attempt to say humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in lifeforms.

Gene Roddenberry

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We all have within us a deep wisdom, but sometimes we don’t know we have it.

Shakti Gawain

Most people in the Western world grow up with the received wisdom that Mozart was a genius. But few people necessarily know why. More than anyone else, he captured this something which is the human condition, the fine line that we all constantly dance between joy and pain, between absolute happiness and absolute heartbreak.

Charles Hazlewood

If to live is to progress, if you are lucky, from foolishness to wisdom, then to write novels is to broadcast the various stages of your foolishness.

Jane Smiley

Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.

Francis Quarles

We are wiser than we know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.

Franz Grillparzer

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.

Francis Bacon

Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.

Plutarch

Wisdom alone is true ambition’s aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.

Alfred North Whitehead

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Edmund Burke

The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom… in a clarification of life – not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.

Robert Frost

What is man’s ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.

Shinichi Suzuki

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin

I did learn that some of the things that are great for locker rooms are inappropriate for political discourse. That’s a wisdom I’ve garnered.

George Allen

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

Colin Powell

And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.

Venerable Bede

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

John Muir

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.

Josh Billings

Courage is always the surest wisdom.

Wilfred Grenfell

In justice to human society it may perhaps be said of almost all the polities and civil institutions in the world, however imperfect, that they have been founded in and carried on with very considerable wisdom.

Ezra Stiles

Practical wisdom is what’s called for in situations that have a moral dimension to them.

Barry Schwartz

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.

William Osler

The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.

John Updike

They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force, and their submission is wisdom; but for a nation like England to submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses to visit her shores seemed to me to be nonsense.

George Combe

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.

Cyril Connolly

When we looked at the life cycle in our 40s, we looked to old people for wisdom. At 80, though, we look at other 80-year-olds to see who got wise and who not. Lots of old people don’t get wise, but you don’t get wise unless you age.

Erik Erikson

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

A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.

Joseph Addison

I don’t think I really have any wisdom. Stay out of trouble. Good luck. Stay away from women because they will burn you, haha.

Jason Aldean

Man is only great when he acts from passion.

Benjamin Disraeli

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.

Benjamin Franklin

The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

In my life, I was always floating around the edge of the dark side and saying what if take it a little bit too far, and who says you have to stop there, and what’s behind the next door. Maybe you gain a wisdom from examining those things. But after a while, you get too far down in the quicksand.

Trent Reznor

One part of wisdom is knowing what you don’t need anymore and letting it go.

Jane Fonda

Many spiritual teachers – in Buddhism, in Islam – have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment.

bell hooks

I know conventional wisdom has always been to go to Europe, and I did that early on, and I tried it, but I realised pretty quickly if I wasn’t playing, nothing else mattered – I wasn’t going to be happy.

Landon Donovan

Remarkable contributions are typically spawned by a passionate commitment to transcendent values such as beauty, truth, wisdom, justice, charity, fidelity, joy, courage and honor.

Gary Hamel

Age is a terrible avenger. The lessons of life give you so much to work with, but by the time you’ve got all this great wisdom, you don’t get to be young anymore.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

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330 Famous Friendship Quotes 2020 Collection [Part 2]

Friendship is essentially a partnership.

Aristotle

One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I have made.

Carroll O’Connor

Friendship’s the wine of life: but friendship new… is neither strong nor pure.

Edward Young

Girls get competitive, as though there’s only one spot in the world for everything _ but that’s not true. We need to stick together and see there’s more to life than pleasing men. It’s important not to cut yourself off from female friendships. I think sometimes girls get scared of other girls, but you need each other.

Zooey Deschanel

My father, Birch Bayh, represented Indiana in the Senate from 1963 to 1981. A progressive, he nonetheless enjoyed many friendships with moderate Republicans and Southern Democrats.

Evan Bayh

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.

Charles Kingsley

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.

Clifton Fadiman

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.

Pam Brown

I despise shows that present friendship where you’re always there for each other and really strong because I don’t know anyone like that. I mean, I’ve got great friends, but I can go months without seeing them because I think, ‘I just can’t deal with having to give you anything.’

Sharon Horgan

Friendships are among the most fundamental of human needs.

Tom Rath

I think friendship is more important than love, but that love that grows out of friendship is the very best of all.

Jane Green

We became friends as we became a band. Our friendship evolved as the band evolved. It had its ups and downs, but it was mostly ups for the four of us. We got along well almost all of the time. Hey! We liked each other and we still do.

Dave Blood

A lot of women, when they’re young, feel they have very good friends, and find later on that friendship is complicated. It’s easy to be friends when everyone’s 18.

Zadie Smith

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.

Henry Ward Beecher

It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It’s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.

W. Somerset Maugham

I don’t think it’s more important to preserve female friendship than a marriage. But I think that there’s a place for female friendship that’s really important in the lives of all the women I know. As I’ve gotten older, it’s become much more important to me.

Diane English

Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.

John C. Maxwell

Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.

George Foreman

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?

Anna Freud

I’m calling my book series the ‘with God series.’ And this next ‘with God’ book is Friendship with God, which comes out in November. This books challenges us to bring about the end of ‘better’ on this planet.

Neale Donald Walsch

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

All the details of the life and the quirks and the friendships can be laid out for us, but the mystery of the writing will remain. No amount of documentation, however fascinating, can take us there.

V. S. Naipaul

Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.

William Hazlitt

On the relationship side, if you teach people to respond actively and constructively when someone they care about has a victory, it increases love and friendship and decreases the probability of depression.

Martin Seligman

Growing up, I was blessed to be part of a great church. This is where I met many friends who have encouraged me in my life to live strong for Christ. My church is a place where I can develop friendships with others that will encourage me in my walk with Christ.

Bethany Hamilton

Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.

Kenneth Branagh

I’m really interested in how people feel out new friendships, and at the start of college, that’s really important.

John Allison

There is no debate that social media is a great tool for networking with others in our industry. It can lead to friendships, support, and serendipitous connections with reviewers, agents, reporters, or editors.

M. J. Rose

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.

Robert Southey

Shows like ‘Sex and the City’ got women involved again in a political way. They were drawn into the personal stories of the four women who together make up one complete cosmopolitan woman. We want to have community, and the show filled that void in our lives: friendship between women.

Kim Cattrall

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.

George Eliot

Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer; and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious.

Jonathan Edwards

Being known as a writer did change the relationships I had with directors. The rap on actors is that they always want to inflate their parts. But when directors know you write screenplays and have a different view of things, you really get invited into the huddle in a much fuller way. And those collaborations end in friendships.

Matt Damon

When people have compassion, friendship, and unity, they speak and think in a constructive way to ensure national independence and prosperity.

Bhumibol Adulyadej

I’ve enjoyed my time in the American League, the fans of Southern California and other friendships.

Joe Torre

Few friendships could survive the moodiness of love affairs.

Mason Cooley

The bracelet says ‘Fear Nothing.’ It was given to me by my friends, and it was made for me and my friends during the period of time that I was going through chemotherapy. And I still wear it, because it’s a great reminder of friendship and how my buddies and others came together in my time of need.

Joseph J. Lhota

I have got some fantastic friendships that I have had for a long, long time.

Will Poulter

I feel like I’ve exhausted guys and male friendships.

Irvine Welsh

A traitor is a betrayer – one who practices injury, while professing friendship. Benedict Arnold was a traitor, solely because, while professing friendship for the American cause, he attempted to injure it. An open enemy, however criminal in other respects, is no traitor.

Lysander Spooner

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!

William Hazlitt

What does being a woman today mean? Is there a right way of doing it? Is there a wrong way of doing it? Different kinds of women, female friendships: It’s all pretty funny, and worth making fun of.

Elizabeth Meriwether

Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker.

Jean de la Bruyere

Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I’d probably choose success.

Sting

I’m fiercely loyal to my friends, and I really cherish my friendships.

David Schwimmer

When the bank asks me about my assets, I include my friendship with Regis Philbin.

Lou Holtz

There was a time when I thought dudes had friendship all figured out. The focus on eating things in front of giant screens, pretending to punch one another, competing over who can utter the grossest and most profane personal insults imaginable – this struck me as the very apex of human social exchange.

Lynn Coady

I realized that everything I had to do I could not do on my own, and so I was almost obliged to put myself in God’s hands, to trust in Jesus who – while I wrote my book on him – I felt bound to by an old and more profound friendship.

Pope Benedict XVI

Often the magical elements in my books are standing in for elements of the real world, the small and magical-in-their-own-right sorts of things that we take for granted and no longer pay attention to, like the bonds of friendship that entwine our own lives with those of other people and places.

Charles de Lint

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

Henry Ward Beecher

I really wasn’t even aware that Batman and Superman had this kind of grudging friendship.

Mark Valley

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?

Eugene Kennedy

Without a doubt, my richest relationships are my long-term friendships with musical partners, because we make music together. That’s what we love to do with our lives.

Chick Corea

I think what ‘The Hobbit’ and Middle-earth deal in are quite universal and timeless themes of honour and love and friendship… so they’re things that do resonate with people.

Martin Freeman

Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.

Randolph Bourne

Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.

Joseph Addison

I definitely have had friendships and moments with people from different backgrounds and in different stages of their lives.

Sofia Coppola

You know, real life doesn’t just suddenly resolve itself. You have to keep working at it. Democracy, marriage, friendship. You can’t just say, ‘She’s my best friend.’ That’s not a given, it’s a process.

Viggo Mortensen

Sport is one of the few spaces where people can learn about different cultures in a spirit of trust and friendship.

Richard Attias

I hope to continue my friendship with France and its filmmakers for many years to come.

Harvey Weinstein

I think faith helps me a lot. God wants you to be where He wants you to be, and that’s where I want to be. If I do not get a part, I understand that maybe I needed to be home at that time, maybe in school; there’s always a reason. My faith is also where my core friends are, at my church, a faith-based friendship.

Jason Dolley

It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before, or else estrange them.

Gilbert Parker

But as I was saying, from my experiences, I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you. Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.

Alicia Machado

Life is funny, and a lot of times, the people that I’ve met have really gone past anything that I’ve ever dreamed of, so I’m really grateful. My friendships really go from the West to the East. You’d be amazed at some of the people I call friends.

BeBe Winans

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.

Henry David Thoreau

I have enjoyed most particularly reading the correspondence between Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss. The genuine friendship, competitiveness and support that thread through their communications are life lessons for us all.

Jessye Norman

As far as an actor-director connection, I think those can develop, and when they do, they’re really great, and you just cultivate it like you would any relationship or friendship. If you find that something special, it helps down the line when you want to do more projects with each other.

Taylor Handley

I gave Mitt Romney some donations for his campaign because he was a friend, and friendship came first. I’ve always been a Democrat, and I’ve had different views than Mitt Romney. I’m not Mitt Romney, and I think people will realize that when they meet me out there.

Stephen Pagliuca

A lot of ink is given over to mythologizing female friendships as curious, fragile relationships that are always intensely fraught. Stop reading writing that encourages this mythology.

Roxane Gay

Most of my good friends are my friends from high school or childhood, and they’re not actors – they have 9-to-5 jobs. But I’ve obviously, over time, developed friendships with actors. It’s two completely different worlds.

Emily Meade

In 1962, I wrote a series about 42nd Street called ‘Welcome to Lostville.’ One result was that the young Bob Dylan read it and invited me to his first concert at Town Hall; the result was a kind of friendship that years later led to my liner notes for ‘Blood on the Tracks.’

Pete Hamill

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

Ann Landers

If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!

Marie de France

The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.

Francis Bacon

Your most important friendships should be with your own brothers and sisters and with your father and mother. Love your family. Be loyal to them. Have a genuine concern for your brothers and sisters.

Ezra Taft Benson

The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn’t.

Greg Louganis

Richard Donner’s friendship and guidance showed me that there’s more to life than being an actor.

Jeff Cohen

Texas, with her superior natural advantages, must become a point of attraction, and the policy of establishing with her the earliest relations of friendship and commerce will not escape the eye of statesmen.

Sam Houston

Friendship is something whose depth fits human aspirations and fulfills human possibilities. It has heft to it, as a gold-piece does and a gambling chip does not.

Eugene Kennedy

The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad, you’re actually helping to make America stronger.

Michelle Obama

I’ve always wanted to be a mom because I want to give a kid all of the magical gifts my mom gave to me, such as love and friendship. She and I had this incredible connection that was so unbelievable.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

French Yemeni relations are strong and good, they are relations depending on friendship and cooperation; my relationship with the president Chiraq are old and real.

Ali Abdullah Saleh

The word ‘sister’ evokes an ideal of connection and support, like the friendships that made Rebecca Wells’s ‘Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood’ and Ann Brashares’s ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ into best-selling novels and successful films.

Deborah Tannen

I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.

Ernie Banks

I sacrificed a lot, in terms of friendship and family, from working so much at such a young age, but I wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t.

Sasha Grey

One hopes, of course, that a relationship grows and becomes a deep and wonderful marriage and friendship that lasts forever. But that’s not always the case.

Alana Stewart

The Savior encouraged brotherhood. He was not a long-distance leader. He walked and worked with those whom he led. He was not afraid of close friendships. He spent many hours with his disciples, and his relationships with them were intimate.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

That was the day I began cutting classes and returning to TV tapings; it ultimately led to a friendship with Johnny O, and an increasing fascination and respect for what he did.

Randy West

Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn’t.

Brooke Elliott

The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.

William Shenstone

Tony, Stacy and Jay really looked at life completely different and that played into everything that they did, whether it was skating or with their friendships. And for the three of us, we had such a close relationship off screen, that it was so easy to have that on screen.

John Robinson

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they’re really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others.

Jena Malone

You’ve got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country.

Joe Biden

I experience for the American officers and soldiers that friendship which arises from having shared with them for a length of time dangers, sufferings, and both good and evil fortune.

Marquis de Lafayette

Things have gone beyond my wildest expectations and dreams, and I feel like I’ve been given so many blessings in my life, between my friendship with the guys in the band, our wonderful audience, being able to play this music, and then my family.

Trey Anastasio

Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.

Oliver Goldsmith

006 was such an interesting character and the film really explored his friendship with Bond and how it all went wrong, so it was a very personal journey for both characters.

Sean Bean

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality.

Rowan Williams

Let me be very clear: my friendship with my friends ends where the interest of the country begins.

Rodrigo Duterte

I define friendship as a bond that transcends all barriers. When you are ready to expect anything and everything from friends, good, bad or ugly… that’s what I call true friendship.

Harbhajan Singh

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.

Jeremy Taylor

Life is all about the friendship and the love and the music. It sounds silly, but it is. I want to have that experience as much as I can as an adult, not as a kid doing something that people are telling her she has to do. If anyone gets in my way, I’m going to get them out of my way.

Fiona Apple

The first two lessons, which we learned early in our efforts to be good member missionaries, have made sharing the Gospel much easier: We simply can’t predict who will or won’t be interested in the Gospel, and building a friendship is not a prerequisite to inviting people to learn about the Gospel.

Clayton Christensen

I’m loyal, and I like my friends. Friendship enriches your life and makes it more interesting.

Wendi Deng Murdoch

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

Mencius

I play- it’s kind of like a slice-of-life, LA women in their forties, playing forty kind of what’s their friendship like, and what’s their life like and so I just play one of the four friends.

Joan Cusack

Faced with stress, too many people feel they have nowhere to turn to, that they don’t have access to the kind of friendships or communities where they can easily and openly share their problems and worries.

Daisaku Ikeda

Sustaining true friendship is a lot more challenging than we give it credit for.

Mariella Frostrup

During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.

J. Paul Getty

My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.

Enrique Iglesias

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.

Baltasar Gracian

We invest less in our friendships and expect more of friends than any other relationship. We spend days working out where to book for a romantic dinner, weeks wondering how to celebrate a partner or parent’s birthday, and seconds forgetting a friend’s important anniversary.

Mariella Frostrup

I had a friend where it turned out that she hated my guts, all through our friendship. I thought she was my best friend, and then, in high school, she turned on me and had sordid affairs with all of the people that I’d dated. It was less hurtful because I was in high school, so it was more like, ‘What’s wrong with you? Gross!’

Mae Whitman

I was bullied from grade one to six. Even middle school was tough for me. Everyone had these pre-existing friendships, and I was the new kid, who was acting, so that didn’t help much either. It was really tough.

Devon Bostick

When you think back in history about producers and artists or writers who’ve had good synergy, a lot of times they date, or they’re married, or there’s a friendship and a kinship.

Solange Knowles

There have been some friendships lost over this. That’s the most difficult for me. I find it very uncomfortable to know that I was at one time close friends with someone, and because of jealousies and misunderstandings and so on, these friendships have dissolved.

Donald Johanson

What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Anything can be done if you find friends to do it with. The lucky biographers find themselves drawn into a sort of friendship with their subject.

Amity Shlaes

Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.

Samuel Richardson

A gang is the same as a wolf pack; gang members do not use their energies in friendship with one another, for they do not know what friendship is. If they are united, it is by the common bond of a desire to attack their world.

Haniel Long

When two people first meet, they can only have a very ordinary kind of friendship. But when you begin to understand each other, when you get close to them, you discover that you’re suddenly eager to know him or her even better.

Zhang Ziyi

For many, long-term friendships, rather than family ties, are the foundations for sustainable lives.

Mariella Frostrup

Never was a man further from a partiality for Spain than I am. But I think I now have left them in a sincere and steady intention to cultivate the friendship of America.

Marquis de Lafayette

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.

Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the great things personally coming to Hawai’i is my friendship of Jim Nicholson.

Dan Fouts

I think I’d probably be really good friends with Hulk Hogan. I think we’d get along, and I’d, like, chill him out because he’d be all rambunctious and rowdy, and I’d be like, ‘Chill out, Hulk Hogan. Everything will be okay.’ And he’d be like, ‘Thanks, Ron.’ And then we’d form a friendship.

Ron Funches

As far as friendships go, things change even without the fame. People start moving on. I have a few friends that are married and are starting to have kids and I’m like, ‘Oh my goodness gracious – that’s so insane.’ I also have friends who are just doing their own thing, which is cool.

Jordin Sparks

Friendship and sentiment and the giving of one’s words are very important.

Michael Cimino

For me my friendship with Omar Rodriguez from Mars Volta that friendship really means a lot to me because he’s another creative person who works as hard as I do.

John Frusciante

Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.

Jesse Owens

In romance, we feel the need to zoom in and expound on our partner’s foibles in intimate detail; in friendship, we tend to do the opposite, avoiding confrontation through fear, lethargy or both.

Mariella Frostrup

Whenever people reach out the hand of friendship towards me, I am not going to refuse that hand.

Martin McGuinness

When the Taiwan Relations Act passed in 1979, our biggest concern was preventing the use of military force against Taiwan. Little did we know that our friends on Taiwan could so effectively use the space created by our friendship to revolutionize their political system.

Sam Brownback

I’m quite obsessed with the idea of nailing the girl friendship. It’s such an art, so delicate.

Alanis Morissette

Today, I, too, wish to reaffirm that I intend to continue on the path toward improved relations and friendship with the Jewish people, following the decisive lead given by John Paul II.

Pope Benedict XVI

The biggest lesson from Africa was that life’s joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time.

Andrew Shue

The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Most people are enduring a marginalized isolation. One of the great obstacles to modern friendships is the ‘religion of rush.’ People are rushing all the time through time. Friendship takes time.

John O’Donohue

I boldly assert, in fact I think I know, that a lot of friendships and connections absolutely depend upon a sort of shared language, or slang. Not necessarily designed to exclude others, this can establish a certain comity and, even after a long absence, re-establish it in a second.

Christopher Hitchens

So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.

John Tyler

In a basic sense, ‘A Little Life’ is a homage to how my friends and I live our lives. I wanted to push past the definitions of how we typically define friendship. It’s a different version of adulthood, but it’s no less important and no less legitimate than anyone else’s.

Hanya Yanagihara

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

My reputation is too important to put it aside for purposes of some friendship. We have a job to do.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.

William Wycherley

I was desperate for a friend, and I used to lie in bed at night thinking about what it would be like. My younger brothers and sisters had friends, and I used to watch them playing to try to work out what they did and how friendship worked.

Daniel Tammet

It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There’s not a lot of love going around.

Jennifer Beals

Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey.

Henri Nouwen

It’s always really challenging trying to go from player to player/coach. You have a kind of friendship basis of relationship with all of your teammates, and now you go to this power position where you have to make decisions that might hurt people’s feelings.

Abby Wambach

I mix talents and friendship, which is not very professional, but it’s my way of thinking. So I love Azzedine Alaia, because I’ve known him for 30 years, and he’s making my dresses most of the time.

Carine Roitfeld

Any friendship or relationship is about a language.

Gina Bellman

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.

Thomas Jefferson

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

William Blake

I want to know what it is to build the foundation of the friendship for real, to have my best friend and not because we’re just intimate, but because we’re mentally intimate. So I’m waiting for that person to come into my life.

LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

I do make some conscious efforts to write female friendships, intergenerational female friendships. I make a conscious effort to include things that I see as important real parts of my life that are not reflected as much as I think they should be in popular culture. We very seldom have the opportunity to see women compete and remain friends.

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I’d abused.

Luke Ford

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.

Marilyn Monroe

Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.

Malcolm Arnold

The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live.

Armistead Maupin

It is one thing to train officers on fighting crime. It is a whole other thing to train them to build friendships and relationships, which are integral to fighting crime. This takes time, effort, and patience on the part of police officers.

Rahm Emanuel

I’m friends with Taylor Swift, and I am tired of people asking me questions about our friendship. When I post a picture of us on Instagram, I’m posting a picture of me and my friend.

Sarah Hyland

I’ve learned that friendship does not equate business, business does not equate friendship.

Jill Scott

We are already seeing the creation of a new kind of network based on friendships: Startups, which are often founded by friends, are the beginning of something that could reshape social relations.

Theodore Zeldin

I don’t know if I’ve ever been in a clique. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized what a true friend really is. So my friendship circle has changed a bit.

Aimee Teegarden

I really like people and I keep friendships. I have people from all parts of my life.

Kate Mosse

I came to know Gore Vidal in the mid-1980s, when I was living in southern Italy, virtually a neighbour, and our friendship lasted until his death in 2012. Needless to say, he was a complicated and often combative man.

Jay Parini

I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them.

J. Paul Getty

Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.

Lauren Conrad

People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other.

Lisa See

Friendship has its illusions no less than love.

Stendhal

I’ve learned from my dealings with Johnny Carson that no matter what kind of friendship you think you have with people you’re working with, when the chips are down, it’s all about business.

Joan Rivers

Common perceptions of female friendships are morning coffees discussing children, bags, periods and agreeing about the misdemeanours of men… mild, soft, nurturing relationships.

Samantha Harvey

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

Samuel Butler

Friendships are forgotten when the game begins.

Alvin Dark

The friendship of Shostakovich cast a brilliant light over my whole life and whose spiritual qualities captured my soul once and for all time.

Galina Vishnevskaya

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee

I find, in film, we’re always making things and having these intense friendships and then losing track of people. When I first start a job, I’m quite nervous, and it takes me a while to find my place, and then it feels like I’m just really loving it and feeling great, and it’s all over.

Miranda Otto

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.

Hubert H. Humphrey

I got a regret: That I started acting so late. I was 27, and guys who start at 18 or so, there’s this kinda continuity of friendships they form in the profession by startin’ young, I’ve never had that.

Peter Falk

True friendships don’t fade in Hollywood, as so many myths about show business would have you insist.

Kent McCord

Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.

Mortimer Adler

A band is a good way to break up a friendship.

Julian Casablancas

I’m not super nostalgic for friendships I’ve lost along the way. I feel like, if they were truly meaningful and really special, they would still exist. I think we grow and change, and that’s okay.

Katie Aselton

I did not find that writing a diary with a lead male character differed in any essential way from writing one with a female character. They all had the same challenges in terms of attempting to establish an identity, coping with loneliness, friendships, relationships.

Kathryn Lasky

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

Joseph Addison

As soon as you try to describe a close friendship, it loses something.

Dean Smith

Friendships are the family we make – not the one we inherit. I’ve always been someone to whom friendship, elective affinities, is as important as family.

Salman Rushdie

I welcome every chance I get to interact with fans. I’ve made some very close friendships amongst fans, and I look forward to seeing them.

Jim Beaver

Keeping score is for games, not friendships.

John C. Maxwell

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.

Edward Gibbon

When it comes to Pakistan, the first word that comes to the mind of the Chinese is ‘iron brother.’ To us Chinese, Pakistan is always a trustworthy friend who is as solid as iron. Actually, Chinese netizens refer to Pakistan as ‘Iron Pak.’ This testifies to the strength of China-Pakistan friendship.

Li Keqiang

Editors and their authors seldom form deep friendships for the same reason that psychiatrists and their patients keep their distance: The relationship requires candor that mixes poorly with intimacy.

Jason Epstein

The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally.

Steven Pinker

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

Epicurus

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Among young people, often a key factor in them committing suicide is the trauma of transient relationships. They throw themselves into a friendship or network of friendships, then it collapses and they’re desolate.

Vincent Nichols

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

As told in Friendship with God, if we simply decided to believe and act as if first, we’re all one, and second, life is eternal, it would render virtually everything we’ve done all our lives pointless.

Neale Donald Walsch

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

Albert Camus

I believe people think as a group more often than we might realize or care to admit. We like to believe that we act as individuals and nothing more, but time and again – in corporations and business, in politics and religion, in fashion and culture, and in friendships and social circles – we think and do as one.

Joshua Ferris

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.

Truman Capote

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.

Francis Marion Crawford

Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.

Anna Deavere Smith

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

Jane Austen

If I’m right, the only reason our species is still around is because of our friendship with the canines.

Bruce Cameron

It will give them the opportunity to show themselves worthy of the respect and friendship of peace-loving nations, and in time, to take an honorable place among members of the United Nations.

James F. Byrnes

The biggest direct influence on my career is Ben Edlund, who gave me my first real professional break and, through his friendship and example, turned me into a writer and a more critical thinker in general.

Christopher McCulloch

I think women are amazing and women’s friendships are like a sisterhood and we should see more of it in television and film.

Laurie Holden

Allowing a friend to careen toward self destruction is not friendship. That is a habit the United States needs to break as it pursues a richer and more deeply supportive relationship with Israel.

Stephen Kinzer

I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy. I care about our friendship. The only thing I won’t do is change the essence of my work.

Paul Simon

When I read ‘Stand By Me,’ it was like, ‘This is a look back at the same time period when I was growing up, and it was about kids, but it really felt like what it was like to have those powerful feelings of friendship at age 12.’ That’s what got to me.

Rob Reiner

We want ‘Doll & Em’ to be something we’re proud of. We’d love to do another series, but it’s not the be-all and end-all. Our friendship is the be-all and end-all.

Dolly Wells

One sure way to lose another woman’s friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.

Marcelene Cox

I told God, ‘I don’t want a man. I don’t want more gold albums. The only thing I want is the love, friendship, and presence of my mother.’ And God gave it to me.

La India

Families have become models for public life, constructing friendships between individuals of different temperaments, ambitions and ages, even if they are often unsuccessful. People now want, above all, appreciation of their uniqueness.

Theodore Zeldin

There is no friendship in trade.

Cornelius Vanderbilt

There is a mutual interest between Israel and the United States of America. It is more than friendship – it is friendship plus mutual interest, and it is bipartisan.

Tzipi Livni

I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment. Don’t give me paper – I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that’s for life.

Jerry Lewis

You just don’t luck into things as much as you’d like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities.

Barbara Bush

As I grow older, I think friendship between women is a thing to cherish.

Susan Glaspell

I regret not working harder to create true friendships with other couples, not seeking out people with whom to go do things and go places – people with whom to have a few crazy, memorable bonding adventures.

Robin Marantz Henig

If Reagan had intelligence information that showed that the upheaval in Egypt is actually Democratic in spirit, then he would have, I believe, turned his back on Mubarak, even though there’s a long friendship between the United States and Egypt.

Douglas Brinkley

I didn’t have any Indigenous friends until I was in my 30s, and I’ll always remember and be inspired by the remarkable friendship I had with Connie Bush, an outstanding Indigenous leader from Groot Eylandt on who was on the National Women’s Advisory Council with me.

Quentin Bryce

I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music – should there be any left – would go mad with joy.

Alban Berg

I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.

Woodrow Wilson

My hates have always occupied my mind much more actively and have given greater spiritual satisfactions than my friendships.

Westbrook Pegler

Your Majesty may rest assured about my conduct towards the Comtesse de Provence; I will certainly try and gain her friendship and confidence, without going too far.

Marie Antoinette

Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.

Mortimer Adler

The friendships I made on ‘L.A. Law,’ with the cast and Steven Bochco and David Kelley were really wonderful.

Jimmy Smits

I have a very close friendship with the skaters.

Eric Heiden

I’m in Delta Delta Delta, otherwise known as Tri-Delta. I’ve developed some great friendships, and it’s enabled me to have a little bit more of a normal college experience.

Meryl Davis

And I tell you that’s one of the reasons why I didn’t have the friendships with the media, maybe like I could have. But I had to do what I had to do to make myself successful.

Eddie Murray

To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.

Sallust

Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It’s when you make your best friends – I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.

Sophia Bush

To embrace the whole world in friendship is wisdom. This wisdom is not changeable like the flowers that bloom and fade.

Thiruvalluvar

Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.

Saint Francis de Sales

Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person’s thoughts.

Sam Harris

I am deeply spiritual; I revel in those things that make for good – the things that we can do to shed a little light, to help place an oft-dissonant universe back in tune with itself… Long live art, long live friendship, long live the joy of life!

Jessye Norman

Love has been defined, analyzed, explained and excused. It has been the cause of wars, feuds, heroism, martyrdom, inordinate passion, and beautiful friendships. It pulls two people of opposite temperaments together into a married state and permits them to live happily. It makes friends understand each other without the necessity of words.

Mother Angelica

Since the Korean War, U.S. and South Korea have established an enduring friendship with shared interests, such as denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, combating aggression abroad and developing our economies.

Charles B. Rangel

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

Baltasar Gracian

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.

Francis Quarles

I feel friendship towards philosophers, but towards sophists, teachers of literature, or any other such kind of godforsaken people, I neither feel friendship now, nor may I ever do so in the future.

Apollonius of Tyana

Although the troops have struck us, we throw it all behind and are glad to meet you in peace and friendship.

Black Kettle

Here’s a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That’s not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm’s way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship – and it goes so much deeper than friendship.

Eric Massa

Love is friendship set on fire.

Jeremy Taylor

The quickest way to be a little bit happier and more engaged in your job is to spend some time thinking about developing closer friendships.

Tom Rath

Don’t flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I had friendships with two people in my life who, when I attempted to do my habitual behavior of building a case to break up with them, wouldn’t allow me to do it. They both said to me, ‘I’m not going anywhere.’ And that moved me so deeply.

Jane Lynch

Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.

George Santayana

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.

Charles Lamb

Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl.

Tahar Ben Jelloun

We come into relationships often very much identified with our needs. I need this, I need security, I need refuge, I need friendship. And all of relationships are symbiotic in that sense. We come together because we fulfill each others’ needs at some level or other.

Ram Dass

I noticed that no matter where I went in the country, there was this group of questions that got asked. I would track them and keep them in categories. Like body image, school, family, friendship, you name it, the emotional life of a teenage girl.

Elizabeth Berkley

Friendship is also about liking a person for their failings, their weakness. It’s also about mutual help, not about exploitation.

Paul Theroux

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.

David Elkind

At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation.

Li Peng

To all my political opponents, all and sundry, not only the presidential bets, I would like to offer my hand to friendship.

Rodrigo Duterte

The lust and attraction are often a given in a romance novel – I want to dig into the elements of true friendship that form a foundation for a solid, gonna-last-forever romantic relationship.

Suzanne Brockmann

Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Plautus

You don’t just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.

Barbara Bush

I’m single, footloose and fancy free, I have no responsibilities, no anchors. Work, friendship and self-improvement, that’s me.

Joel Edgerton

The enemies cannot destroy the king who has at his service the respect and friendship of the wise men who can find fault, disagree, and correct him.

Thiruvalluvar

I firmly believe, only because I’ve been doing this for so long, every show takes three years. 90% of them don’t get three years. It just does. It takes a long time to build a community, build a friendship with your characters. It’s hard for people to grasp on and make them care about you.

Kaley Cuoco

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

Katherine Mansfield

You can’t build anything with a flimsy foundation. Friendship is the foundation.

Hill Harper

I have a friendship with Hezbollah, and I also have contacts outside of Lebanon, but it doesn’t mean I follow anyone’s agenda.

Najib Mikati

Sweat makes good friendship cement.

Tyne Daly

I loved the whole idea, first of all, of what friendship is. Very often, there are people that somehow you don’t know how to declare that you are their friend, but you are their friend. That happens in a lot in high school. And outside of high school.

Winnie Holzman

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I think for a lot of people, friendship is a relationship that gets devalued once they move on to what people consider to be more important relationships: once you find a partner or when you have kids.

Hanya Yanagihara

I’ve got some great guy friends. They can start out as crushes. But when you realize something isn’t going to happen, you make a choice whether or not the friendship is worth it. And it usually is. Then you can laugh about the fact that you used to have a crush on him or he had one on you.

Courteney Cox

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.

St. Jerome

I’m losing friendships over forgetting to get back to people. But you can’t keep up with everything. I’ve got a 13-year-old, a nine-year-old and a baby.

Reese Witherspoon

Every place where I played or managed is special to me because of the memories and the friendships that each afforded me.

Joe Torre

Friendships that don’t fit my life anymore have faded away, and new ones have come in.

Amanda Lindhout

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

Elie Wiesel

If the chemistry is right between star and photographer and the geometry of the pictures pleases the star, often the two people end up with a long-term professional friendship during which they continue to work together and to produce highly personal images.

Eve Arnold

Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?

Dennis Prager

Both for my wife and myself, the personal friendships that have grown out of scientific contacts with colleagues from many different countries have been an important part of our lives, and the travels we have made together in connection with the world-wide scientific co-operation have given us rich treasures of experiences.

Aage Bohr

What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

When I was nine, the teacher asked us to write a piece about our village fete. He read mine in class. I was encouraged and continued. I even wanted to write my memoirs at the age of ten. At twelve I wrote poetry, mostly about friendship – ‘Ode to Friendship.’ Then my class wanted to make a film, and one little boy suggested that I write the script.

Eugene Ionesco

What gay culture is before it is anything else, before it is a culture of desire or a culture of subversion or a culture of pain, is a culture of friendship.

Andrew Sullivan

But it’s amazing how many people think that gay men should slink off into the shadows when it comes to having friendships with children.

Armistead Maupin

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.

Albert Camus

Friendship is a difficult, dangerous job. It is also (though we rarely admit it) extremely exhausting.

Elizabeth Bibesco

When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.

Hilaire Belloc

I take friendship very seriously.

Wole Soyinka

But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.

Ernie Banks

Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.

Samuel Johnson

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.

Joseph Addison

Select your friendships carefully. Gather people around you who will reinforce your lifestyle.

Dan Buettner

Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.

Namie Amuro

I’m blessed in my good friends, and some of them happen to be writers, though that’s almost never what our friendships are about. And every writer I’ve ever read, living or dead, has in one way or another helped and inspired. I have a feeling it’s important not to mix the two up.

Ali Smith

The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when.

Simon Sinek

I am a super social person. I’m an only child, so I thrive on social settings and being around my friends because I make them my siblings. When I’m not acting or singing or working on anything, I am making new relationships with people because, to me, my friendships are very important.

Hayley Orrantia

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.

Orson Welles

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Socrates

I want to use my connections with coaches, players, celebrities, whomever, and if I can take that friendship and use it to help someone else, I’m going to take advantage of that. I’m not going to apologize for that.

Tim Tebow

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

Jean de La Fontaine

You are almost not free, if you are teaching a group of graduate students, to become friends with one of them. I don’t mean anything erotically charged, just a friendship.

Marilyn Hacker

I also appreciate the lasting friendships I’ve made while working with our great sponsors through the years, including Miller Lite, Shell and Dodge.

Kurt Busch

There’s such an array of brilliant roles for young women. You read all these amazing young women going through different stages in their life – different stages, different fascinations, different textualities, different friendships.

Juno Temple

Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love.

Robin Morgan

I’m just talking specifically of women’s friendships. If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody.

Jennifer Beals

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn’t want to kill it.

Max Jacob

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.

Charles Caleb Colton

Personal relationships are always the key to good business. You can buy networking; you can’t buy friendships.

Lindsay Fox

As an American, and especially as a Christian, I am convinced that a love for our own people is not a bad thing, but love doesn’t stop at borders. Love is infinitely boundless and all about holy trespassing and offensive friendships.

Shane Claiborne

The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It’s the ones that become the friendships that last.

Andrew Sullivan

And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.

Margaret Cavendish

I probably like being isolated more than many people do, but I’m lucky to have the friendship of many fine people, and they keep me from becoming very isolated. The world of my mind is certainly a populated and warm place, too. It’s difficult for me to become too isolated with such resources.

Jesse Ball

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Like any friendship or marriage, familiarity breeds more contempt, and love, and everything.

Martin Freeman

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.

George Jean Nathan

It’s the most exciting thing to watch God work when I’ve asked him about something, to listen to him and watch him work. It’s like this friendship, and it just grows and grows and grows and grows.

Charles R. Swindoll

When David Fincher called me up a few years ago and said, ‘Hey, I’d like you to score this film ‘The Social Network,’ I said, ‘I’m flattered, but I really don’t have any real experience scoring films, and I’d rather not screw it up on a high-profile project. And I like you and I don’t want to compromise our friendship.’

Trent Reznor

Opposition is true friendship.

William Blake

It’s quite difficult to write about female friendship without it seeming to be a very niche subject. It’s a difficult balance.

Samantha Harvey

When I was working on my first novel, ‘The Quilter’s Apprentice,’ I knew I wanted to write about friendship, especially women’s friendship and how women use friendship to sustain themselves and nurture each other.

Jennifer Chiaverini

I made my first white women friends in college; they loved me and were loyal to our friendship, but I understood, as they did, that they were white women and that whiteness mattered.

Alice Walker

Being a scientist is a special privilege: for it brings the opportunity to be creative, the passionate quest for answers to nature’s most precious secrets, and the warm friendships of many valued colleagues.

Stanley B. Prusiner

To some it may be a thrill to be known, to me it’s a thrill to start a friendship even up.

Christopher Knight

I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another.

Jean Cocteau

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.

Elbert Hubbard

I would have told him that I appreciated his friendship through the years and that I had learned a lot from him. I really loved Frank like you do a brother.

Jimmy Carl Black

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.

Voltaire

I did a lot of my school on set. Some years I went to a private school for a couple of hours, and then I’d always finish up with a tutor. I couldn’t do full days, but I tried to maintain my friendships and some normalcy while doing a show.

Candace Cameron Bure

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious – friendship and learning.

Jane Harrison

That’s a job that it makes a few friendships, but it probably breaks more.

Michael McKean

I know I was a great friend to Tiger Woods. But when you have a relationship that’s involves business and friendship – and the business part comes to an end – things always get a little blurry.

Hank Haney

I got to sing with Placido Domingo… I got to sing with Aaron Neville, who is one of my favorites. Got to sing with Brian Wilson, one of the great high tenors. And Ricky Skaggs, a bluegrass tenor. I’m also proud of my musical friendship with Emmylou Harris.

Linda Ronstadt

Yes, exes can be good friends, but after a certain time. Though no break-up is a good break-up, time heals everything, including broken friendships. It also depends on the kind of people they are, their mindsets and the reasons for the break ups.

Bipasha Basu

The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many.

James Whistler

Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?

Thomas Jefferson

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.

Sydney Smith

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.

William Hazlitt

I think quite a lot of people have a friendship or a love that’s gone like that and it never quite reconciles properly.

Tim Finn

The friendship that can cease has never been real.

St. Jerome

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