There is only one success -- to be able to spend your life in your own way.

— Christopher Morley

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There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.

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Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

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No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.

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Christopher Morley quote There is only one success: to be able to

There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.

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High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.

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There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.

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A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.

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Christopher Morley quote Life is a foreign language; all men misp

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.

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April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.

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There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.

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No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.

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Christopher Morley quote There are three ingredients in good life

There are three ingredients in good life: learning, earning and yearning.

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Read, every day, something no one else is reading.

Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.

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Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.

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There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.

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Christopher Morley quote There is only one success: To be able to

There is only one success: To be able to spend your life in your own way.

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About Christopher Morley

Quotes 102 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Author
Birthday October 16

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.

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The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.

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Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.

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The plural of spouse is spice.

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Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years.

Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.

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A human being: an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.

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Mr. Gilbert had the earnest mania for self-improvement which has blighted the lives of so many young men.

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Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.

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No man is lonely while eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.

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The courage of the poets is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.

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Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.

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Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse.

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What is the virtue and service of a book? Only to help me live less gingerly and shabbily.

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Friendships do not grow up in any carefully tended and contemplated fashion.

... They begin haphazard.

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New York, the nation's thyroid gland.

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Men talk of "finding God," but no wonder it is difficult;

He is hidden in that darkest hiding-place, your heart. You yourself are a part of Him.

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If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing, perhaps it isn't so.

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Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink That is the finest of suppers, I think When I'm grown up and can have what I please, I think I shall always insist upon these.

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We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.

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The censure of a dog is something no man can stand.

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My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

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Read, every day, something no one else is reading.

Think, every day, something no one else is thinking.

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There is indeed a heaven on this earth, a heaven which we inhabit when we read a good book.

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We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up.

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Any man worth his salt has by the time he is forty-five accumulated a crown of thorns, and the problem is to learn to wear it over one ear.

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The world has been printing books for 450 years, and yet gunpowder still has a wider circulation. Never mind! Printer's ink is the greater explosive: it will win.

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When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.

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People like to imagine that because all our mechanical equipment moves so much faster, that we are thinking faster, too.

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God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.

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Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.

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America is still a government of the naive, for the naive, and by the naive.

He who does not know this, nor relish it, has no inkling of the nature of his country.

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One of the penalties of being a human being is other human beings.

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Success: Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.

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It's a good thing to turn your mind upside down now and then, like an hour-glass, to let the particles run the other way.

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Truth is what every man sees lurking at the bottom of his own soul, like the oyster shell housewives put in the kitchen kettle to collect the lime from the water. By and by each man's iridescent oyster shell of Truth becomes coated with the lime of prejudice and hearsay.

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When Abraham Lincoln was murdered The one thing that interested Matthew Arnold Was that the assassin shouted in Latin As he lept on the stage This convinced Matthew There was still hope for America.

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The little Plumpuppets are fairies of beds;

They have nothing to do but watch sleepyheads; They turn down the sheets and they tuck you in tight, And dance on your pillow to wish you good night!

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