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Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

Related topics: Wisdom

Go oft to the house of thy friend,
for weeds choke the unused path.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache;
do be my enemy - for friendship's sake.
- William Blake

Then came Peter to him, and said,
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Matthew 18:21-22

 

And he that strives to touch the stars,
Oft stumbles at a straw.
- Edmund Spenser

Though lust do masque in ne'er so strange disguise she's oft found witty,
but is never wise.
- John Webster

The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead.
- George Savile

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Oft when the white, still dawn lifted the skies and pushed the hills apart,
I have felt it like a glory in my heart.
- Edwin Markham

Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end.
- John Milton

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone,
not by violence, but by oft falling.
- Lucretius

Too oft is transient pleasure the source of long woes.
- Christoph Martin Wieland

Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep,
and God can speak to that, either by words,
by proverbs, by signs and similitudes,
as well as if one was awake.
- John Bunyan

A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
- Francis Bacon

Though men determine, the gods doo dispose:
and oft times many things fall out betweene the cup and the lip.
- Robert Greene

The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone,
not by violence, but by oft falling.
- Hugh Latimer

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
- Baltasar Gracian

He that strives to touch the starts,
oft stumbles at a straw.
- Edmund Spenser

Lives of great men oft remind us as we o'er their pages turn,
That we too may leave behind us - Letters that we ought to burn.
- Thomas Hood

Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.
- Herbert Hoover

So mightiest powers buy deepest calms are fed,
And sleep, how oft, in things that gentlest be!
- Barry Cornwall

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

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

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

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

To improve is to change;
to be perfect is to change often.
- Winston Churchill

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Play as often as you can.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
he fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller

Often it does not matter so much what we choose,
but that we do choose.
- Alan Cohen

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

They must often change,
who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
- Confucius

Know that the darkest night is often
the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

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

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
- Mark Twain

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Today is my day to laugh at life.
Laugh loud - laugh often.
Laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad.
Laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our connection with Spirit is unbreakable, but often imperceptible.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to laugh loud - laugh often
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often the hands will solve a mystery
that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
- Carl Jung

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Whenever you choose to carry resentment and hatred,
you are shouldering an immense burden that damages
your happiness, and often your health.
Does it matter that your resentment and hatred are "justified?"
Only you suffer - not the person you resent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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