World Quotes

Half the confusion in the world comes from not knowing how little we need.

Richard Evelyn Byrd

There 's not a joy the world can give like that it takes away.

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

Only in quiet waters do thing mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.

Hans Margolius

Heaven is the work of the best and kindest men and women. Hell is the work of prigs, pedants and professional truth-tellers. The world is an attempt to make the best of both.

Samuel Butler

The more unpopular an opinion is, the more necessary is it that the holder should be somewhat punctilious in his observance of conventionalities generally, and that, if possible, he should get the reputation of being well-to-do in the world.

Samuel Butler

And so I leave this world, where the heart must either break or turn to lead.

Nicolas Chamfort

The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel

The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

Thomas Carlyle

It does not matter much whom we live with in this world, but it matters a great deal whom we dream of.

Willa Sibert Cather

Let all the world witness how many different means Fortune employs when she wishes to destroy a man.

Benvenuto Cellini

The best sauce in the world is hunger.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

I wonder will death be much lonelier than life. Life's an awfully lonesome affair. You can live close against other people yet your lives never touch. You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even coming and going.

Emily Carr

I suppose every child has a world of his own and every man, too, for the matter of that. I wonder if that's the cause for all the misunderstanding there is in Life?

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

The world attributes its misfortunes to the schemes and plottings of the very evil and powerful. I think stupidity is underestimated.

Adolfo Bioy Casares

This is my country, that is your country, these are the conceptions of narrow souls, to the liberal minded the whole world is a family

Barrister Virchand Gandhi

If the world were clear, art would not exist.

Albert Camus

The world evades us because it becomes itself again. That stage scenery masked by habit becomes what it is. It withdraws at a distance from us.

Albert Camus

The greatest saving one can make in the order of thought is to accept the unintelligibility of the world -- and to pay attention to man.

Albert Camus

The world talks to the mind. Parents speak more intimately -- they talk to the heart.

Hain Ginott

There came into the world an unlimited abundance of everything people need. But people need everything except unlimited abundance.

Karel Čapek

Humanity-attached-to-the-task-of-changing-the-world, which is only a single and fragmentary aspect of humanity, will itself be changed in humanity-as-entirety.

Georges Bataille

A little wit and plenty of authority, that is what has almost always governed the world.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

Criticism, whatever may be its pretensions, never does more than to define the impression which is made upon it at a certain moment by a work wherein the writer himself noted the impression of the world which he received at a certain hour.

James Branch Cabell

I am content. While my shrewd fellows rode about the world to seek and to attain power and wisdom, I have elected, as and unpractical realist, to follow after beauty.

James Branch Cabell

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