J. M. Barrie Quotes

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When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
— J. M. Barrie

babies laughter

Life is a long lesson in humility.

humility life

To die will be an awfully big adventure.

death

Always be a little kinder than necessary.
— J. M. Barrie

kindness

I am not young enough to know everything.
— J. M. Barrie

youth

Temper is a weapon which we hold by the blade.

temper

Courage is the thing.  All goes if courage goes.
— J. M. Barrie

courage

Ambition—it is the last infirmity of noble minds.

ambition

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

failure

Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
— J. M. Barrie

kindness

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
— J. M. Barrie

motives

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
— J. M. Barrie

memory

Poets are men who despise money except what they need for today.
— J. M. Barrie
God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
— J. M. Barrie

memory

One's religion is whatever he is most interested in, and yours is—Success.

success

One's religion is whatever he is most interested in, and yours is Success.

religion

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

service cheer

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
— J. M. Barrie

happiness

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

loss

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer.

the past

Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy; even love unreturned has its rainbow.
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Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
— J. M. Barrie

love

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do.
— J. M. Barrie
Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?
— J. M. Barrie
If you have charm, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter what else you have.
— J. M. Barrie
Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, you can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
— J. M. Barrie
You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
— J. M. Barrie

time

It's a sort of bloom on a woman.  If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have.

charm

Facts were never pleasing to him.  He acquired them with reluctance and got rid of them with relief.  He was never on terms with them until he had stood them on their heads.

facts

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.
— J. M. Barrie

life

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.

life