Best quotes by the James Barrie

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
  • Happiness

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
  • Sunshine

The most useless are those who never change through the years.
  • Change

Life is a long lesson in humility.
  • Life



The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.
  • Praise

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
  • Anger

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?
  • Kindness

We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.
  • Understanding

We are all failures -- at least, all the best of us are.
  • Failure

Men's second childhood begins when a woman gets a hold of him.
  • Men

Ambition -- it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
  • Ambition

The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.
  • Death

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
  • Death

Every time a child says, I don't believe in fairies, there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
  • Belief

Heaven for climate, Hell for company.
  • Heaven

The life of every person is like a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
  • Life

That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
  • Marriage

The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.
  • Reading

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
  • Reason

.. it's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have.
  • Women

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
  • Youth

You have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
  • Age

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
  • Desires

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl.
  • Face

If you have it Love, you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.
  • Love

There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.
  • Nation

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
  • Past

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.
  • Service

Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.
  • Strength

Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that.
  • Success


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