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Alice Duer Miller Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Alice Duer Miller

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If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

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Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
- Alice Duer Miller

Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course -
because,
like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never
know have broken their hearts to get it for you.
- Alice Duer Miller

When a woman like that whom I've seen so much,
All of a sudden drops out of touch; Is always busy and never can,
Spare you a moment, it means a man.
- Alice Duer Miller

 

Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against
one's own despised and unwanted feelings.
- Alice Duer Miller

A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same
mother who cooks so well,
is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework,
in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall
of his hidden inner world.
- Alice Duer Miller

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

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Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

The most painful and debilitating fear is fear of the unknown.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It hurts to love someone
and not be loved in return,
but what is more painful is to love
someone and never find the courage
to let that person know how you feel.
- Anonymous

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

A good-bye is never painful unless
you're never going to say hello again.
- Anonymous

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful
death than animals that know nothing.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin

I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and,
sometimes, very painful.
- Regis Philbin

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough,
grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Saving was slow and painful.
- William Christopher Handy

Growth is a painful process.
- Wilma Mankiller

It is much more painful to have lost
something you thought you had,
than never to have had it at all.
If feels as if our trust was dashed.
We are disappointed and we are angry;
but not quite sure at who to direct our anger.
Someone, perhaps "the system," perhaps God,
should have done better.
Most of all we are angry at ourselves -
even though we did our best -
and we are afraid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger;
I resisted thinking about him.
I did not reread his letters to me.
The experience had been too painful.
- Joyce Maynard

Collaboration is no longer painful -
or precious.
- Vince Clarke

This was possible only by dint of extended periods
of frequently quite painful reflection and digestion.
- Brian Ferneyhough

We religious controllers control in the name of Jesus
and it is really painful to people.
- Keith Miller

Mistakes are painful when they happen,
but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
- Denis Waitley

The grinding of the intellect is for most people as
painful as a dentist's drill.
- Leonard Woolf

People die because they find living too painful.
- Malcolm Fraser

The processes of teaching the child that everything
cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both
to him and to his teacher.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

The one thing I think you must do is,
as painful as it is as a parent, is listen.
- Tea Leoni

If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear;
if it is happy it is horrible to lose,
So the one is pretty equal to the other.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Sometimes life's so much cooler when you just don't
know any better and all the painful lessons have not
hammered your head open yet.
- Anthony Kiedis

Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour,
content to dwell in decencies for ever.
- Alexander Pope

Homosexuals reject the process of healing because it's
too painful and time-consuming.
- Randall Terry

Repetition on things like that becomes quite painful.
If you do a stunt sometimes it can look like a stunt.
- Marton Csokas

Years have passed since I have set foot in a comedy club.
If the comic is doing badly it's painful,
and if the comic is doing brilliantly,
it's extremely painful.
- Dick Cavett

It is as natural to die as to be born;
and to a little infant,
perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
- Francis Bacon

This is a world in which reasons are made up because reality is too painful.
- Barry Diller

There is never vulgarity in a whole truth,
however commonplace.
It may be unimportant or painful.
It cannot be vulgar.
Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth,
or in affectation.
- John Ruskin

I am proud of the President's leadership.
I am proud to support him in saying:
Yes,
we are going to do what is necessary now when it is
less painful and less expensive.
- Kay Bailey Hutchison

But I've never considered myself any kind of heartthrob.
It sounds painful.
- Gavin DeGraw

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event
can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us -
and those around us -
more effectively.
Look for the learning.
- Louisa May Alcott

To walk behind others on a road you are traveling together,
to give precedence to others without envy -
this is painful for an individual and painful for a nation.
- Gustav Stresemann

The remoteness of my parents from the schools,
so unfashionable today, was often painful for me,
but I learned early to deal with an outside and sometimes hard world.
- Martin Lewis Perl

The being without an opinion is so painful to human
nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
- Walter Bagehot

Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown,
if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

When thought becomes excessively painful,
action is the finest remedy.
- Salman Rushdie

I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere
when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring
themselves to write about it.
A writer has to draw blood.
- Robert Morgan

Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
- Ross Perot

I'm here instead of having shoulder surgery.
But I'm not sure which is more painful.
- James Caan

It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness;
it can also be confusing,
disorienting, and painful.
- Adrienne Rich

One of life's most painful moments comes when we must
admit that we didn't do our homework,
that we are not prepared.
- Merlin Olsen

There was a special challenge in describing the awful
childhood of a person who happens to be my own husband.
It was very painful at times, for both of us.
- Pamela Stephenson

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
- Thomas Jefferson

We extend our hand towards peace.
Our people are committed to peace.
We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.
- Ariel Sharon

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money.
- Thomas Fuller

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far
away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it.
- James Newman

The work of a psychotherapist involves being empathic
and insightful with one's patients without getting
too lost in their painful stories to be helpful.
- Pamela Stephenson

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease.
It was painful for me and my family to watch my grandfather deteriorate.
We must find a cure for this horrible disease.
- David Hyde Pierce

No matter how difficult and painful it may be,
nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.
- Martha Beck

There is an immense, painful longing for a broader,
more flexible, fuller, more coherent,
more comprehensive account of what we human beings are,
who we are and what this life is for.
- Saul Bellow

Leaving England was a painful decision,
and we still have some regrets about it.
However, at that time, the research environment for
theoretical chemistry was clearly better in the U.S.
- John Pople

I find the subject of childhood fascinating.
I explored this subject in Speak to me of love and
I am curious about portraying the often painful transition into the adult world.
- Sophie Marceau

I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history.
I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square.
What a brilliant, painful book.
- Antonia Fraser

I think most artists create out of despair.
The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside,
it's a painful, difficult search within.
- Louise Berliawsky Nevelson


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