If you're a doctor or a lawyer or teacher, if you only get three things right out of 10, you're considered a failure.
It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.
wasn't interested in meeting the kind of women who would come to one of those places looking for the kind of man who hoped to meet a woman there.
Orson Scott Card
Do you set down your name in the scroll of youth, that are written down old with all the characters of age?
Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
If it were done when 'tis done, then t'were well. It were done quickly.
When you told me the first time that Valentine was your father, I didn't believe it. Not just because I didn't want it to be true, but because you weren't anything like him. I've never thought you're anything like him. But you are. You are.
Suit the action to the world, the world to the action, with this special observance, that you overstep not the modesty of nature.
Death is the only thing we haven't succeeded in completely vulgarizing.
Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing.
I would there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the anciently, stealing, fighting.
My genius is in my nostrils.
O curse of marriage that we can call these delicate creatures ours and not their appetites!
Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
Though it make the unskillful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve.
And I did laugh sans intermission an hour by his dial. O noble fool, a worthy fool -- motley's the only wear.
We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.
Company, villainous company, hath been the spoil of me.
Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
I went to court for a parking ticket. I pleaded insanity. Isaid, Your honor, why would anyone in their right mind park inthe passing lane?
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance: they are but beggars who can count their worth.
Conceit in weakest bodies works the strongest.
Conscience does make cowards of us all.
My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, and every tongue brings in a several tale, and every tale condemns me for a villain.
He that is well paid is well satisfied.
My crown is in my heart, not on my head, Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen: My crown is called content: A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy.
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.
'Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.
Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.
When rich villains have need of poor ones, poor ones may make what price they will.
God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
Why so large a cost, having so short a lease, does thou upon your fading mansion spend?
But screw your courage to the sticking-place and we'll not fail.
That's a valiant flea that dares eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.
You cannot continue on the same path and arrive at a different destination. Make the choice to have your actions reflect your goals.
A word after a word after a word is power.
Copyrighted © 2020 — Quotation.io. All rights reserved.