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When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism;
by Wilson Mizner

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism;
but when you take it from many writers,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

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The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux
pas depends on what kind of a bar you're in.
- Wilson Mizner

 

Failure has gone to his head.
- Wilson Mizner

I'd rather know a square guy than own a square mile.
- Wilson Mizner

I know of no sentence that can induce such immediate
and brazen lying as the one that begins,
'Have you read - .'
- Wilson Mizner

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A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.
- Wilson Mizner

A slave has but one master.
An ambition man, has as many as there are people who
helped him get his fortune.
- Wilson Mizner

Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
- Wilson Mizner

To my embarrassment I was born in bed with a lady.
- Wilson Mizner

The first hundred years are the hardest.
- Wilson Mizner

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.
- Wilson Mizner

I've had ample contact with lawyers,
and I'm convinced that the only fortune they ever leave is their own.
- Wilson Mizner

Always be nice to people on the way up;
because you'll meet the same people on the way down.
- Wilson Mizner

A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright
by informing him what he meant.
- Wilson Mizner

In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch;
Tact is the clever footwork.
- Wilson Mizner

Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.
- Wilson Mizner

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
- Wilson Mizner

There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless.
- Wilson Mizner

I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you
in your efforts to believe it.
- Wilson Mizner

You sparkle with larceny.
- Wilson Mizner

I've spent several years in Hollywood,
and I still think the movie heroes are in the audience.
- Wilson Mizner

The cuckoo who is on to himself is halfway out of the clock.
- Wilson Mizner

God help those who do not help themselves.
- Wilson Mizner

I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at.
- Wilson Mizner

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

If you count all your assets you always show a profit.
- Wilson Mizner

Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.
- Wilson Mizner

Hollywood is a sewer with service from the Ritz Carlton.
- Wilson Mizner

Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
- Wilson Mizner

Most hard-boiled people are half-baked.
- Wilson Mizner

A good listener is not only popular everywhere,
but after a while, he knows something.
- Wilson Mizner

The most efficient water power in the world -
women's tears.
- Wilson Mizner

It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.
- Wilson Mizner

Popularity is exhausting.
The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner
with an overcoat over him.
- Wilson Mizner

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly.
Do not look at small advantages.
Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly.
Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.
- Wilson Mizner

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it,
and on some occasions, is inevitable.
But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture
when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation,
and when it continues long.
- Wilson Mizner

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain


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