What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

Pearl Bailey on love
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You never find yourself until you face the truth.

Pearl Bailey on truth
49

Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be the first.

Pearl Bailey on change
38

I never really look for anything. What God throws my way comes. I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet, I go.

Pearl Bailey on choice
35

You cannot belong to anyone else until you belong to yourself.

Pearl Bailey on identity
16

People see God every day, they just don't recognize Him.

Pearl Bailey on people
11

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.

Pearl Bailey on love
8

To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil.

Pearl Bailey on listening
8

There is a period of life when we swallow knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.

Pearl Bailey on identity
5

There is a way to look at the past. Don't hide from it. It will not catch you -- if you don't repeat it.

Pearl Bailey on past
4

The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that.

Pearl Bailey on corruption
4

There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent.

With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.

Pearl Bailey on talent
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About Pearl Bailey

Name Pearl Bailey
Quotes 20 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16
About American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in 1946. She won a Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of Hello, Dolly! in 1968. In 1986, she won a Daytime Emmy award for her performance as a fairy godmother in the ABC Afterschool Special, Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale.
Top topics love, life, dead, ambition, earth

A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.

Pearl Bailey on worth
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Sometimes I would almost rather have people take away years of my life than take away a moment.

Pearl Bailey on life
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There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.

Pearl Bailey on inside
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The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.

Pearl Bailey on joy
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Children, you must remember something.

A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.

Pearl Bailey on ambition
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There is a way to look at the past. Don't hide from it. It will not catch you if you don't repeat it.

Pearl Bailey on catch
0

When you're young, the silliest notions seem the greatest achievements.

Pearl Bailey on achievements
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A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.

Pearl Bailey on alive
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