Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you quit, try.

โ€” Ernest Hemingway

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The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

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The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.

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Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

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Ernest Hemingway quote The most painful thing is losing yoursel

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

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Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors.

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Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years.

If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.

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You must always be willing to work without applause.

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Ernest Hemingway quote It something is wrong, fix it. But train

It something is wrong, fix it. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing.

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It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

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I drink to make other people more interesting.

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The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.

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Ernest Hemingway quote When you stop doing thing for fun you mi

When you stop doing thing for fun you might as well be dead.

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I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

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We are all broken, thatโ€™s how the light gets in.

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Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.

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Ernest Hemingway quote There is no friend as loyal as a book.

There is no friend as loyal as a book.

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About Ernest Hemingway

Quotes 812 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Novelist
Birthday July 21, 1899

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.

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Being against evil doesn't make you good.

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I love you for all that you are, all that you have been, all that you're yet to be.

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Ernest Hemingway quote You must be prepared to work always with

You must be prepared to work always without applause.

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War is no longer made by simply analyzed economic forces if it ever was.

War is made or planned now by individual men, demagogues and dictators who play on the patriotism of their people to mislead them into a belief in the great fallacy of war when all their vaunted reforms have failed to satisfy the people they misrule.

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Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be.

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The world breaks everyone, and afterwards many are strong at the broken places.

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Ernest Hemingway quote For what are we born if not to aid one a

For what are we born if not to aid one another?

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Courage is grace under pressure.

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The echoes of beauty you've seen transpire, Resound through dying coals of a campfire.

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Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.

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I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?

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There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

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Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.

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Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

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Home is where the heart is, home is where the fart is.

Come let us fart in the home. There is no art in a fart. Still a fart may not be artless. Let us fart and artless fart in the home.

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An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.

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Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.

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I was always a lonely person when I was with everyone.

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About morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.

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If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.

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The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency;

the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.

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There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering;

all the rest are merely games.

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Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports.

.. all the others are games.

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Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.

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Never mistake motion for action.

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When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying.

They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.

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Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called the Masai 'Ngaje Ngai', the House of God. Close to the western summit there is a dried and frozen carcas of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude.

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There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

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Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.

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we would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.

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To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don't let it.

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America is the land of wide lawns and narrow minds.

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You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.

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As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

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Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.

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No animal has more liberty than the cat, but it buries the mess it makes.

The cat is the best anarchist.

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All things truly wicked start from an innocence.

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It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short.

The laws of prose writing are as immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics.

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