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Clifton Fadiman Quotes and Sayings

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One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke -
and that the joke is oneself.
- Clifton Fadiman

By the end of high school I was not of course an educated man,
but I knew how to try to become one.
- Clifton Fadiman

As between mileage and experience choose experience.
- Clifton Fadiman

 

My main recollection is of the work I had to do in order to eat.
- Clifton Fadiman

For most men, life is a search for the proper manila
envelope in which to get themselves filed.
- Clifton Fadiman

When you read a classic, you do not see more in the
book than you did before;
you see more in you than there was before.
- Clifton Fadiman

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I tried to use the questions and answers as an armature
on which to build a sculpture of genuine conversation.
- Clifton Fadiman

Gertrude Stein was masterly in making nothing happen very slowly.
- Clifton Fadiman

Cheese is milk's leap towards immortality.
- Clifton Fadiman

Experience teaches you that the man who looks you straight in the eye,
particularly if he adds a firm handshake,
is hiding something.
- Clifton Fadiman

Insomnia is a gross feeder.
It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking,
including thinking about not thinking.
- Clifton Fadiman

The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest.
- Clifton Fadiman

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

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

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Where love reigns, there is no will to power;
and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking.
The one is but the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

What one has to do usually can be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- 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

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell


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