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James M. Barrie
May 9, 1860 - June 19, 1937
Nationality: British
Category: Playwright
Subcategory: British Playwright

Always be a little kinder than necessary.


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


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


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


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.


Life is a long lesson in humility.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.


Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.


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


You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.


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


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.


A woman can be anything the man who loves here would have her be.


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