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A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life. ...
by Christopher Morley

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
- Christopher Morley

Related topics: Anger

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers
to the vibrations of beauty.
- Christopher Morley

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
- Christopher Morley

A human being: an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.
- Christopher Morley

 

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
- Christopher Morley

All students can learn.
- Christopher Morley

From now until the end of time no one else will ever see life with my eyes,
and I mean to make the best of my chance.
- Christopher Morley

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Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
- Christopher Morley

New York, the nation's thyroid gland.
- Christopher Morley

Dancing is a wonderful training for girls,
it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is
going to do before he does it.
- Christopher Morley

Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade
in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going.
- Christopher Morley

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
- Christopher Morley

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
- Christopher Morley

The trouble with wedlock is that there's not enough wed and too much lock.
- Christopher Morley

Act like you expect to get into the end zone.
- Christopher Morley

The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.
- Christopher Morley

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting;
she is never plain.
She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief,
the souvenir of pain.
- Christopher Morley

Why do they put the Gideon bibles only in the bedrooms,
where it's usually too late?
- Christopher Morley

The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.
- Christopher Morley

Only the sinner has the right to preach.
- Christopher Morley

There is only one rule for being a good talker -
learn to listen.
- Christopher Morley

Words are a commodity in which there is never any slump.
- Christopher Morley

People like to imagine that because all our mechanical
equipment moves so much faster,
that we are thinking faster, too.
- Christopher Morley

God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.
- Christopher Morley

The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.
- Christopher Morley

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective:
an awareness that some things are really important,
others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
- Christopher Morley

There are three ingredients in the good life:
learning,
earning and yearning.
- Christopher Morley

High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
- Christopher Morley

I had a million questions to ask God:
but when I met Him,
they all fled my mind; and it didn't seem to matter.
- Christopher Morley

When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces
of paper and ink and glue -
you sell him a whole new life.
- Christopher Morley

No one appreciates the very special genius of your
conversation as the dog does.
- Christopher Morley

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky,
are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
- Christopher Morley

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the
vehicle of novelists and poets.
- Christopher Morley

All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant.
All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.
- Christopher Morley

We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up.
- Christopher Morley

It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious;
he learned the habit from Nature.
- Christopher Morley

We call a child's mind 'small' simply by habit;
perhaps it is larger than ours is,
for it can take in almost anything without effort.
- Christopher Morley

Man, an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.
- Christopher Morley

If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing,
perhaps it isn't so.
- Christopher Morley

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
- Christopher Morley

If we discovered that we only had five minutes left
to say all that we wanted to say,
every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling
other people to stammer that they loved them.
- Christopher Morley

Read, every day, something no one else is reading.
Think, every day, something no one else is thinking.
Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do.
It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
- Christopher Morley

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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