Quotes by Sir James M. Barrie

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If you have it [Love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
The life of every person is like a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
The most useless are those who never change through the years.
Life is a long lesson in humility.
We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that.
Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
To die will be an awfully big adventure.
Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
We are all failures -- at least, all the best of us are.
Men's second childhood begins when a woman gets a hold of him.
The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.
The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.
The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.
Every time a child says, I don't believe in fairies, there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.
.. 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.
Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.
A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.
You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.
Heaven for climate, Hell for company.
Ambition -- it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.

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