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

— James Barrie

The most promising James Barrie quotes that will inspire your inner self

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


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


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


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.


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


Life is a long lesson in humility.


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


To die will be an awfully big adventure.


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


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


Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.


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


About James Barrie

Quotes 30 sayings
Birthday October 16

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


Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.


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


Heaven for climate, Hell for company.


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


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


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


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


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


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


.. 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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.

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