Quotes of Behaviour

“ By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you will become very happy; if you get a bad one, you will become a philosopher — and that is good for any man. ”

- Socrates

“ Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. ”

- Franklin P. Jones

“ Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe, bold I can meet, perhaps may turn his blow! But of all plagues, good Heavens, thy wrath can send, save, save, oh save me from the candid friend! ”

- George Canning

“ Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. ”

- Neil Gaiman

“ Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Oh, how cruelly sweet are the echoes that start when memory plays an old tune on the heart! ”

- Eliza Cook

“ There's the one thing no nation can ever accuse us of and that is secret diplomacy. Our foreign dealings are an open book, generally a check book. ”

- Will Rogers

“ So full of artless jealousy is guilt, It spills itself in fearing to be spilt. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then — we elected them. ”

- Lily Tomlin

“ Democracy means not "I am as good as you are" but "You are as good as I am. ”

- Theodore Parker

“ I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning "Good morning" at total strangers. ”

- Maya Angelou

“ Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ She was a good deal shock'd; not shock'd at tears,For women shed and use them at their liking;But there is something when man's eye appearsWet, still more disagreeable and striking. ”

- Lord Byron

“ How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence? ”

- Alexander Pope

“ It's all very well to read about sorrows and imagine yourself living through them heroically, but it's not so nice when you really come to have them, is it? ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ It will be good to be back in New York again for New Year's, and I'm elated that Ryan has agreed to join me in ushering in New Year's on America's favorite holiday special. ”

- Dick Clark

“ What the people want is very simple — they want an America as good as its promise. ”

- Barbara Jordan

“ To be a good model, I'd need a lot more confidence... and more confidence to be more bare. ”

- Jill Hennessy

“ If wild my breast and sore my pride, I bask in dreams of suicide, If cool my heart and high my head I think "How lucky are the dead. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. ”

- Bible

“ Man who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance! ”

- Doris Lessing

“ The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy - I mean that if you are happy you will be good. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ If there is sin against life, it consists? in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. ”

- Albert Camus

“ How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, but musical as is Apollo's lute, and a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, where no crude surfeit reigns. ”

- John Milton

“ To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.". ”

- Richard Whately

“ For good or ill, your conversation is your advertisement. Every time you open your mouth you let men look into your mind. Do they see it well clothed, neat, businesswise? ”

- Bruce Burton

“ Life often presents us with a choice of evils, rather than of goods. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ He that wants money, means, and content, is without three good friends. ”

- William Shakespeare
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