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James M. Barrie Quotes


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Let no one who loves be called unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
[Heartbreak]
 

Life is a long lesson in humility.
[Life]
 

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
 

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
 

One's religion is whatever he is most interested in.
[Religion]
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Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?
 

Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.
 

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
 

That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
 

The best of our fiction is by novelists who allow that it is as good as they can give, and the worst by novelists who maintain that they could do much better if only the public would let them.
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The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.
 

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
 

The most useless are those who never change through the years.
 

The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.
[Praise]
 

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
[Happiness]
 

There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.
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Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
[Helping Other People]
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To die will be an awfully big adventure.
 

We are all of us failures, at least, the best of us are.
 

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


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