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Life is a long lesson in humility.

James M. Barrie

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.

James M. Barrie

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

James M. Barrie

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

James Matthew Barrie, Sr.

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.

James Matthew Barrie, Sr.

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.

James M. Barrie

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

James M. Barrie

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.

James M. Barrie

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

James M. Barrie

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

James M. Barrie

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

James M. Barrie

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

James M. Barrie

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

James M. Barrie

Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.

James M. Barrie

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.

James M. Barrie

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.

James M. Barrie

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

James Matthew Barrie, Sr.

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

James Matthew Barrie

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

James Matthew Barrie

Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.

James Matthew Barrie, Sr.

One's religion is whatever one is most interested in.

James Matthew Barrie

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

James Matthew Barrie

It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.

James Matthew Barrie

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

James Matthew Barrie, Sr.

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

James Matthew Barrie
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