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James M. Barrie (1860 - 1937)
Scottish dramatist & novelist [more author details]
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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.
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Always be a little kinder than necessary.
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Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
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Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
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Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
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For several days after my first book was published, I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded.
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His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.
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I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
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I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
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If you have love you don't need to have anything else. If you don't have it it doesn't matter much what else you do have.
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Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
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Life is a long lesson in humility.
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Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
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Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
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Strength instead of being the lusty child of passions, grows by grappling with and subduing them.
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Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
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That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
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The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.
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The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
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The most useless are those who never change through the years.
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