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William Jay Quotes and Sayings

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Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with
us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is.
- William Jay

A dislike of death is no proof of the want of religion.
The instincts of nature shrink from it,
for no creature can like its own dissolution.
But though death is not desired, the result of it may be,
for dying to the Christian is the way to life eternal.
- William Jay

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

 

Confidence is half of victory.
- Yiddish Proverb

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

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Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal.
As spirits they belong to the eternal world,
but as animals they inhabit time.
- C. S. Lewis

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

I'm half alive but I feel mostly dead.
- Jewel

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible.
I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
- Debi Thomas

What would be the use of immortality to a person
who cannot use well a half an hour.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Times like these, dark times,
they do funny things to people.
They can tear them apart.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
- Yogi Berra

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than
half of the people are right more than half of the time.
- E. B. White

Crazy is walking down the street
with half a cantaloupe on your head,
muttering; "I'm a hamster, I'm a hamster."
- the movie Spy Hard (1996)

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
- Erma Bombeck

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible
as an argument than a whole one.
It carries better.
- Stephen Leacock

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars,
would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.
- Bette Davis

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

Half the people you know are below average.
- Anonymous

Half the world is composed of idiots,
the other half, of people clever enough
to take indecent advantage of them.
- Walter Kerr

Think of how stupid the average person is,
and realize half of them are stupider than that.
- George Carlin

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

Get well cards have become so humorous that if you
don't get sick you're missing half the fun.
- Flip Wilson

I live in my own place -
have never copied anyone even half,
and at any master who lacks the grace -
to laugh at himself - I laugh.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
- Benjamin Franklin

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating
only the top half of each slice.
- Barbra Streisand

Knowledge is only one half.
Faith is the other.
- Novalis

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world,
and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
- Winston Churchill

Life is half spent before we know what it is.
- George Herbert

I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the
very end of 1978 for half of my annual income.
I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.
- Bill Budge

About half my designs are controlled fantasy,
15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
- Manolo Blahnik

The rite of the rings appeals yet appalls:
a cutting, a joining, a losing, a gaining.
One becomes half, as two become one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

Barf: I'm a mog: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!
- the movie Spaceballs (1987)

Shrinking away from death
is something unhealthy and abnormal -
which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
- Carl Jung

A lie can travel half way around the world while the
truth is putting on its shoes.
- Charles Spurgeon

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

As a historical legacy, the Kashmir conflict has been
an outstanding issue for more than half a century.
- Li Peng

Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think,
and thinking where we ought to feel.
- John Churton Collins

I started caddying when I was nine years old at a very
exclusive country club in Dayton,
Ohio.
And I saw how the other half lived, if you will.
- Martin Sheen

I went to Princeton in the fall of 1930 as a half-time instructor.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

I don't think there's more than half-a-dozen cartoons
that I've been really truly happy with in all the time I've been doing it.
- Pat Oliphant

My girlfriend and I rented a nice house on the river
and I was there for about two and a half months,
and we were just out of Alabama.
I hardly got to see Alabama.
- Albert Finney

Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire.
It is malevolent, destructive and expanding.
It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II.
- Barbara Amiel

I was editing Canadian Literature.
I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go,
so they reached a nice compromise by which I received
half a professor's salary.
- George Woodcock

It was amazing that during rehearsals,
without any of the costume on, the character was there complete.
It just happened.
Half the time, I didn't know I was doing it.
- Peter Mayhew

Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered
and the other half are afraid they will be.
- Lionel Barrymore

In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest
eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession
that he proposed to himself in the expectation.
- Robert South

Half the battle is selling music, not singing it.
It's the image, not what you sing.
- Rod Stewart

So, all during the '90s and, you know,
for the first half of this decade, we had opportunities
to get evacuation plans in place,
better communications in place.
- Michael Chertoff

Small bodies, about half a micron in diameter,
and later referred to under the name of 'mitochondria'
were detected under the light microscope as early as 1894.
- Albert Claude

When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past...
And when you are seventy, nearly all of you.
- Jean Anouilh

I had stories that needed more space than the hour
and a half or two hours a movie gives you.
- Manuel Puig


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