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Platitude Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Platitude

Please enjoy these Platitude Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone,
and (b) that is not true.
- H. L. Mencken

The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude
until it purrs like an epigram.
- Don Marquis

A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.
- Stanley Baldwin

Many will call me an adventurer - and that I am,
only one of a different sort: one of those who risks
his skin to prove his platitudes.
- Che Guevara

 

We shall reach greater and greater platitudes of achievment.
- Richard J. Daley

Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.
- Margaret Thatcher

Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally
experienced the truth of them.
- Aldous Huxley

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It is becoming clear that the old platitudes can no longer be maintained,
and that if we wish to improve our morals we must first improve our knowledge.
- Havelock Ellis

The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man.
- Van Wyck Brooks

Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.
- Thornton Wilder

What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes?
- Norman Douglas

Speakers are not supposed to waste time on platitudes,
but the capacity of this generation for ignoring the
obvious and concentrating on the negative and the obscure is immense.
- Arthur H. Sulzberger

CALM IN CHAOS
In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is defined more by its contrasts than its samenesses;
Life is defined more by its risks than the many securities.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person.
- Germaine Greer

I have the right to love many people at once
and to change my prince often.
- Anais Nin

Just because it's true, I say as often as I can
in as many ways as I can form, "I sure love you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

There are not many things in life
so beautiful as true friendship,
and not many things more uncommon.
- Anonymous

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Too many people spend money they haven't earned,
to buy things they don't want,
to impress people they don't like.
- Will Rogers

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

Celebration has many different outfits
but she always wears the same beautiful dancing shoes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

The trouble with the world is not
that people know too little,
but that they know so many things that ain't so.
- Mark Twain

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore

How many legs does a dog have
if you call the tail a leg? Four.
Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

I have spent many years of my life in opposition,
and I rather like the role.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less
of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
- Thornton Wilder

Success in almost any field depends more on energy
and drive than it does on intelligence.
This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
- Sloan Wilson

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism;
but when you take it from many writers,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

My path has not been determined.
I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
- Agnetha Faltskog


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