Half Quotes

It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and sensless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart

Jonathan Carroll

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.

Helen Keller

Children often have imaginary playmates. I suspect that half of them are really their guardian angels.

Eileen Elias Freeman

Who overcomes By force, hath overcome but half his foe.

John Milton

I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless; That only men incredulous of despair, half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air beat upward to god's throne in loud access of shrieking and reproach

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.


The beginning is the half of every action.

Greek proverb

Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.


In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it

Charles Caleb Colton

In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations, it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.

Stuart Keate

Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.

Benjamin Franklin

One-half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.

Josh Billings

People always seemed to know half of history, and to get it confused with the other half.

Jane Haddam

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

Francis Bacon

A half-baked idea is okay as long as it's in the oven.


The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.

Feodor Dostoevski

Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.

Robert Southey

The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead.

Robert Brault

To enjoy freedom, if the platitude is pardonable, we have of course to control ourselves. We must not squander our powers, helplessly and ignorantly, squirting half the house in order to water a single rose-bush; we must train them, exactly and powerfully, here on the very spot.

Virginia Woolf

Genius is an overused word. The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses. I got only fairly near.

Fritz Kreisler

I am glad I am an optimist. The pessimist is half-licked before he starts.

Thomas A. Buckner

A period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need.


The secret of successful journalism is to make your readers so angry they will write half your paper for you.

C.E.M. Joad

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