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Wilson Mizner Quotes and Sayings

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

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

 

You sparkle with larceny.
- Wilson Mizner

Failure has gone to his head.
- Wilson Mizner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The most efficient water power in the world -
women's tears.
- 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 fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.
- Wilson Mizner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The first hundred years are the hardest.
- Wilson Mizner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Doing your best is taking the action because you love it,
not because you're expecting a reward
- don Miguel Ruiz

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

The best way to find yourself
is to lose yourself
in the service of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

Today, I will do my best...
and then relax in the knowing
that I have done all I could.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln


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