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O. Henry Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by O. Henry.

Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles,
with sniffles predominating.
- O. Henry

When one loves one's Art no service seems too hard.
- O. Henry

By rights you're a king.
If I was you, I'd call for a new deal.
- O. Henry

If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone,
they'd never marry.
- O. Henry

 

A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.
- O. Henry

There is one day that is ours.
Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
- O. Henry

It couldn't have happened anywhere but in little old New York.
- O. Henry

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The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating
to meet and greet unknown fate.
- O. Henry

Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.
- O. Henry

It brings up happy old days when I was only a farmer
and not an agriculturist.
- O. Henry

Turn up the lights.
I don't want to go home in the dark.
- O. Henry

We may achieve climate, but weather is thrust upon us.
- O. Henry

Write what you like; there is no other rule.
- O. Henry

It'll be a great place if they ever finish it.
- O. Henry

If man knew how women pass the time when they are alone,
they'd never marry.
- O. Henry

She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint
(the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership).
- O. Henry

Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live.
If you try to obtain citizenship in it,
at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives
and treasure and move away beyond the hills.
- O. Henry

By nature and doctrines I am addicted to the habit
of discovering choice places wherein to feed.
- O. Henry

East is East, and West is San Francisco,
according to Californians.
Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State.
- O. Henry

Love and business and family and religion and art and
patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!
- O. Henry

It is said that love makes the world go 'round -
the announcement lacks verification.
It's wind from the dinner horn that does it.
- O. Henry

Whenever he saw a dollar in another man's hands he
took it as a personal grudge,
if he couldn't take it any other way.
- O. Henry

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Set Life's Rhythm with Your Heart-Drum
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Create happiness for others.
- Dale Carnegie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose your Habits, Choose your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life expands to fill your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale


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