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Alice Duer Miller Quotes and Sayings

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If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

Related topics: Friendship

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
- Alice Duer Miller

Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course -
because,
like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never
know have broken their hearts to get it for you.
- Alice Duer Miller

Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against
one's own despised and unwanted feelings.
- Alice Duer Miller

 

When a woman like that whom I've seen so much,
All of a sudden drops out of touch; Is always busy and never can,
Spare you a moment, it means a man.
- Alice Duer Miller

A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same
mother who cooks so well,
is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework,
in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall
of his hidden inner world.
- Alice Duer Miller

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

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The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The most painful and debilitating fear is fear of the unknown.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

It hurts to love someone
and not be loved in return,
but what is more painful is to love
someone and never find the courage
to let that person know how you feel.
- Anonymous

A good-bye is never painful unless
you're never going to say hello again.
- Anonymous

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful
death than animals that know nothing.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and,
sometimes, very painful.
- Regis Philbin

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin

I loved acting, which was never about money,
the fame.
It was about a search for meaning.
It was painful.
- Kim Novak

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows
immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.
- Swami Sivananda

My travels led me to where I am today.
Sometimes these steps have felt painful,
difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites.
- Diana Ross

Sometimes life's so much cooler when you just don't
know any better and all the painful lessons have not
hammered your head open yet.
- Anthony Kiedis

The one thing I think you must do is,
as painful as it is as a parent, is listen.
- Tea Leoni

There is never vulgarity in a whole truth,
however commonplace.
It may be unimportant or painful.
It cannot be vulgar.
Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth,
or in affectation.
- John Ruskin

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event
can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us -
and those around us -
more effectively.
Look for the learning.
- Louisa May Alcott

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far
away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it.
- James Newman

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough,
grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

No matter how difficult and painful it may be,
nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.
- Martha Beck

I find the subject of childhood fascinating.
I explored this subject in Speak to me of love and
I am curious about portraying the often painful transition into the adult world.
- Sophie Marceau

The being without an opinion is so painful to human
nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
- Walter Bagehot

The degree of leverage now being reversed is staggering,
and the underlying global imbalances -
notably between the savers and the spenders -
will require long and painful adjustment.
- Vince Cable

There is only one thing more painful than learning
from experience and that is not learning from experience.
- Archibald McLeish

Duty is the great business of a sea officer;
all private considerations must give way to it,
however painful it may be.
- Horatio Nelson

It's no good trying to keep up old friendships.
It's painful for both sides.
The fact is, one grows out of people,
and the only thing is to face it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

We extend our hand towards peace.
Our people are committed to peace.
We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.
- Ariel Sharon

It is as natural to die as to be born;
and to a little infant,
perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
- Francis Bacon

I'm here instead of having shoulder surgery.
But I'm not sure which is more painful.
- James Caan

I thought I was learning about show business.
The more painful it was, the more important I thought the experience must be.
Hating it, I convinced myself it must be invaluable.
- Judy Holliday

The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil,
but between the good and the lesser good.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

I retired because I had a knee injury,
my cartilage was wearing out, it was painful and I
couldn't put in the four hours of practice each day that I needed to.
- Guy Forget

I'll never get used to living without Mo,
but the painful things that surround what happened
to him aren't so painful any more-not so raw or so new.
- Robin Gibb

However painful it may be for me to accept this conclusion,
I am obliged to state it: for the black man there is only one destiny.
And it is white.
- Frantz Fanon

But I don't write so much now, because they're too painful.
- Bryan Ferry

Mistakes are painful when they happen,
but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
- Denis Waitley

The more painful it is, tragically, the more you do learn,
though, that's the good part.
- Sylvia Browne

We religious controllers control in the name of Jesus
and it is really painful to people.
- Keith Miller

This is a world in which reasons are made up because reality is too painful.
- Barry Diller

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
- Thomas Jefferson

However painful the process of leaving home,
for parents and for children, the really frightening
thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.
- Robert Neelly Bellah

How glorious it is - and also how painful -
to be an exception.
- Alfred de Musset

The grinding of the intellect is for most people as
painful as a dentist's drill.
- Leonard Woolf

It is much more painful to have lost
something you thought you had,
than never to have had it at all.
If feels as if our trust was dashed.
We are disappointed and we are angry;
but not quite sure at who to direct our anger.
Someone, perhaps "the system," perhaps God,
should have done better.
Most of all we are angry at ourselves -
even though we did our best -
and we are afraid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not consider painful what is good for you.
- Euripides

Years have passed since I have set foot in a comedy club.
If the comic is doing badly it's painful,
and if the comic is doing brilliantly,
it's extremely painful.
- Dick Cavett

The man who can drive himself further once the effort
gets painful is the man who will win.
- Roger Bannister

I can't say it's not painful being estranged from most of my family.
I wish it could be otherwise.
- LaToya Jackson

I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere
when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring
themselves to write about it.
A writer has to draw blood.
- Robert Morgan

Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown,
if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

Oh may He look on us with love and pity and then we
shall be able to do anything He wishes us to do,
no matter how difficult to accomplish or painful to our feeling.
- Catherine McAuley

To walk behind others on a road you are traveling together,
to give precedence to others without envy -
this is painful for an individual and painful for a nation.
- Gustav Stresemann

It's also very painful, because I feel,
and I know, probably all women my age and older feel
like we're better and have more to give and are more fun now.
- Barbara Hershey

There was a special challenge in describing the awful
childhood of a person who happens to be my own husband.
It was very painful at times, for both of us.
- Pamela Stephenson

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
- Coco Chanel

Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful
of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude
of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.
- John Dos Passos

It's interesting to fantasize having a man sink his
teeth into your neck for sustenance,
knowing that it isn't going to be terribly painful
but rather very exciting.
- Frank Langella


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