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Pearl Bailey
March 29, 1918 - August 17, 1990
Nationality: American
Category: Actress
Subcategory: American Actress

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


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


The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.


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.


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


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


You must change in order to survive.


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


No one can figure out your worth but you.


We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us - not our effects on others.


Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.


You never find yourself until you face the truth.


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


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.


Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas, but always be certain that a wider one is still possible.


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


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.


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


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


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


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