Quotation Explorer - 'Half'

A problem well-defined is a problem half solved. - John Dewey
Academic life is but half life it is a withdrawal from the fight to utter smart things that cost you nothing except the thinking them from a cloister. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes. I believe that this would be a better world. - Sheryl Sandberg
To be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature. - Seneca
I learned to live half alive without you - Kat Unda
It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
According to the strange mathematics of the god of mutual affinity, the shadows that clouded their pasts when united became only half as dense instead of darker. - The World And The Door - o.henry
There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true. - Sir Winston Churchill
I spend half my time comforting the afflicated, and the other half afflicting the comfortable. - Wess Stafford
When I see a dancing butterfly, When I see a half blooming flower,Their eager wish to make this world happy,My mind dances with joy,My soul emerges in happiness. - Debasish Mridha
HIPPOGRIFF, n. An animal (now extinct) which was half horse and half griffin. The griffin was itself a compound creature, half lion and half eagle. The hippogriff was actually, therefore, a one-quarter eagle, which is two dollars and fifty cents in gold. The study of zoology is full of surprises. - Ambrose Bierce
I tell you, I'm half tempted to break into CIA custody just so I can break Joe Solomon out of CIA custody just so I can break Joe Solomon - Ally Carter Only the Good Spy Young
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket. - Will Rogers
Like all bitter men, Flint knew less than half the story and was more interested in unloading his own peppery feelings than in learning the truth. - John Cheever
Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's. - Baz Luhrmann
Thou shalt wear trousers, but they shall fall half down to teach humility over arrogance. - Jay Woodman
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children. - Clarence Darrow
A wise man's question contains half the answer. - Solomon Ibn Gabirol
I despise making the most of one's time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
It is a sad fact that 50 percent of marriages in this country end in divorce. But hey, the other half end in death. You could be one of the lucky ones!
Whether the glass is half empty or half full, you have the power to fill it up. - Matshona Dhliwayo
We make people into Gods, desperate that they never leave us and hopeful that someday, if we ever deserve it, maybe they’ll love us back even half way. - Jennifer Elisabeth
There's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream. - Thomas Moore
A good rest is half the work. - Yugoslav Proverb
It is with disease of the mind, as with those of the body; we are half dead before we understand our disorder, and half cured when we do.
Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them. You mayn't get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them. - L. M. Montgomery
The glass is neither half empty, nor half full. The glass is just a glass and it's content can perpetually change with your perception. - Jennifer Sodini
There would be a lot less broken hearts when a relationship fails, if people would understand there’s no reason to want someone that doesn’t want you. Never allow yourself to feel half empty, when you deserve a relationship that will fill your heart with happiness. - Ron Baratono
Human sin is stubborn, but not as stubborn as the grace of God and not half as persistent, not half so ready to suffer to win its way - James MacDonald
More than half of my life is past; I have left only the time I need for turning the rest of it to account and for effacing my errors by my virtues. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery.
People who go broke in a big way never miss any meals. It is the poor jerk who is shy a half slug who must tighten his belt. - Robert Heinlein
One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government. - Ron Paul
Women constitute half the world's population, perform nearly two-thirds of its work hours, receive one-tenth of the world's income and own less than one-hundredth of the world's property.
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams. - Og Mandino
He had a powerful kind of ache inside of him, half joy, half terrible sadness. - J.K. Rowling
In late 1949, at two and a half years old, I arrived in Jamaica for the first time. I had crossed the Atlantic by air from England. My Jamaican father was studying in London, my European mother was sick, and so in true Jamaican style I was sent home to my grandparents. - Rachel Manley
Half of my life passed searching for the evil that makes me to do wrong things, until I found innocent evils trapped in me. - M.F. Moonzajer
If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves. - Auberon Herbert
Very sad person from the world does not do justice to convert to Christianity and ignorant idiots and half the talent in any position for any reason. - Ahmed A. Salaheddin
Most of the seven billion people in this world suffer from malnutrition. Half do not have enough to eat and the rest of us eat too much. - Earle Gray
Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time. - Edgar Watson Howe
It's 90% mental. The other half is physical - Yogi Berra
He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin! - Horace
All terrific but the people. THE PEOPLE. Everyone looks so exalted, or so wretched, or so spiffy, so funny, so splendid. If you are ever bored or blue, stand on the street corner for half an hour. - Maira Kalman
There is nothing more entertaining then leaving someone speechless. Yet, there is nothing sadder than realizing that person was incapable of retaining half of what you said, and will repeat the story all wrong to someone else. - Shannon L. Alder
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. - Will Rogers
A prudent question is one half of wisdom. - Sir Francis Bacon
Words only reveal half of your heart. Service defines the other half. Character is the combination of the two. - Shannon L. Alder
Eighteen and stupid happens to everyone, I guess. If you survive it, it's probably half luck, and half having the right people in your life to watch out for you. - Joe Hill
I caused my husband's heart attack. In the middle of lovemaking I took the paper bag off my head. He dropped the Polaroid and keeled over and so did the hooker. It would have taken me half an hour to untie myself and call the paramedics, but fortunately the Great Dane could dial. - Joan Rivers
To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment. - Jane Austen
Darkness disturbedBy the haunting white moonlightGrey half clouds fail to containThe moon's lust for the night. - Sreesha Divakaran
Sei: The Kudzu snacks were so good I had two and a half bowls but seeing you eat 16 and a half bowls was disgusting. I sriously considered killing you.Okita: You're horrible! Besides then I'd bleed Kudzu snacks!Sei: NOO! STOP!!! I CAN SEE IT!! I'LL HAVE NIGHTMARES!! - Taeko Watanabe
Start looking at the glass as half full and not half empty, a positive life is secondary to you being positive. - Unarine Ramaru
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles. - Benjamin Franklin
Reaching beyond ourselves, exceeding our mind is not a simple thing. It is, in fact, impossible–one half of the Ego is trying to exceed the other. - Frank Wanderer
That gap between half sleep and half awakening has always been occupied by nostalgia. - Shreya Gupta
Politeness is half good manners and half good lying. - Mary Wilson Little
If you can begin with enthusiasm and confidence, you are half way to success. - Debasish Mridha
Many might go to heaven with half the labor they go to hell. - Ben Jonson
My goal is that Julie and Brody do not become the other's half. They should be two wholes that become a greater one. That is the only way to overcome evil in the end. - Melissa D. Ellis
... the sort of smiles used at weddings, turned on very carefully to half pressure to prevent them wearing out. - R.C. Sherriff
For no one, in our long decline,So dusty, spiteful and divided,Had quite such pleasant friends as mine,Or loved them half as much as I did. - Hilaire Belloc
Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm but the harm does not interest them. - T. S. Eliot
If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight. - Leonardo da Vinci
Love one another. Love yourself. Then love will find you whole not half. - K. Taylor
I have a number of questions. If I had half as many answers, I’d be in great shape. - Catherine Ryan Hyde
With a modest amount of looks and talent and more than a modicum of serendipity, I've managed to stretch my 15 minutes of fame into more than half a century of good fortune. - Robert Vaughn
When the highest type of men hear Tao,They diligently practice it.When the average type of men hear Tao,They half believe in it.When the lowest type of men hear Tao,They laugh heartily at it.Without the laugh, there is no Tao. - Lao-tzu
If your glass seems half empty, use a smaller glass. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worries and only half the royalties. - Agatha Christie
Half our fears arise from neglect of the Bible. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
In any relationship in which two people become one, the end result is two half people. - Wayne W. Dyer
Half my life is an act of revision. - John Irving
Finn smiled and blew half her brain cells. You going to teach me how to have fun, Pru? he asked in that low, husky voice. - Jill Shalvis
I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me. - Althea Gibson
It's extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it's just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome. - Joseph Conrad
An emotion like anger that's an automatic response lasts just ninety seconds from the moment it's triggered until it runs its course. One and a half minutes, that's all. When it lasts any longer, which it usually does, it's because we've chosen to rekindle it. - Pema Chödrön
Only the victor gets to write history; where half of the facts are distorted and the other half invented. - Mamur Mustapha
Don't talk with half minded people who really destroy your mind slowly. - Kaushal Patel
I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half. - Jay Gould
The paradoxical situation with a vast number of people today is that they are half asleep when awake, and half awake when asleep, or when they want to sleep. - Erich Fromm
Believe None of What You Hear, And Only Half of What You See. - Chris Mentillo
Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex. - Mahatma Gandhi
DURANTE: They are eighteen year olds in half centenarians’ bodies. - Billy London
What happens if you get scared half to death twice? - Steven Wright
Where there is SMOKE there is usually FIRE. Believe NONE of what you hear and HALF of what you SEE! - L. Michelle Rhames
I don't understand dating.. and the other things that people do.. all I know is that you ought to find the one you recognize. The one who gives you four arms, four legs, four eyes, and has the other half of your heart. There's only one of those, so what are all the other things for? Like dating? - C. JoyBell C.
You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue. - William Blake
A person's character is but half formed till after wedlock. - Charles Simmons
Anyone who claims good or evil isn't one or either, they're just a liar... the worst kind of liar... the liar that doesn't even know they're lying. We're human. We're good during the day and evil at night, half the time those roles are reversed, that's what it's all about. - Hubert Martin
12% of people marry because they are completely in love. 88% of people marry just so they are then liable for only half of their rent. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Even those afraid of the dark must live through half of each day as night, to come to see the beauty in each. - Johnathan Jena
We both liked children; we just didn't want any ourselves. There were children everywhere, and we saw no reason to start our own brand. Young couples plunge into parenthood and about half the time they end up with some ghastly problem on their hands. We thought we'd leave that to others. - Thomas McGuane
Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe. - John Milton
'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale; 'Twas Christmas told the merriest tale; A Christmas gambol oft could cheer The poorest man's heart thru half the year. - Sir Walter Scott
There is a man waiting for a woman like you, don't settle for someone who only opens half of your heart. - Nikki Rowe
The bottom half of the page had descended into a doodle of a tiny man giving the middle finger to a giant, angry eagle with razor-sharp talons. Beneath it, the caption: To Mock a Killing Bird. - Seth Grahame-Smith
Half of the world population is dying from poverty and hunger and still you think you are not rich enough. - M.F. Moonzajer
A questioning man is already half wise. - Fakeer Ishavardas
If you walk through a door with dead locks,bolts and chains don't betray or turn your back on that trust.The privilege of knowing all that goes on behind that door should be treated as an extraordinary gift.For many people will only ever see half of the real person they've known for years. - Anonymous
Do we ever have to abandon all hope? Is it not perhaps a good thing that by refusing to give in to the evidence, the dreams that lie half awake in us all may persist? - Théodore Monod
Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half. - John Wanamaker
You'll find you spend half your second year shaking off the undesirable friends you made in your first... - Evelyn Waugh
A man is in one piece until love finds its way to his heart ... it splits him in half ... vital to have both halves, yet excruciating to keep them glued together - A.M.M Alusi
I'm 20 years old. I spend my days in a dictionary and half my mind in Fantasy. - Almney King
He who lacks imagination lives but half a life. He has his experiences, he has his facts, he has his learning. But do any of these really live unless touched by the magic of the imagination? - Paul Fenimore Cooper
Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book -and does - Groucho Marx
Half the time you think your thinking you’re actually listening - Terence McKenna
Failure results from lack of focus and half trust. Success results from complete devotion and utmost trust. - Debasish Mridha
Where you have been isn't half as important as where you are headed. Keep your sights and focus on the future. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
Jazz is the refuge of the untalented. When you go to a jazz club, you may notice that no one is enjoying themselves half as much as the people on stage. Jazz is like the theatre, it's what you do when you can't get a real gig.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. - Jane Austen
a problem well put is half solved. - John Dewey
The habit of giving up when the present task is half finished and try something else is one of the chief causes of failure. - Christian D. Larson
Everywhere I go, it's me and me. Half of me living my life, the other half watching me live it. - Sandra Cisneros
I ‘am shaggy as rivers, forests and mountains My eyes see the universe natural and super My mind is of many cuts Non-identical I have fought demons Half-horse, half alligator I ‘am victorious, I bled - John E. Wordslinger
Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast. - Douglas Adams
Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half. - Unknown
One half of the world can not understand the pleasures of the other. - Jane Austen
Grief shared is half grief; Joy shared is double joy. - Honduran Proverb
Remember, adjusting your mindset for success is, at least, half the battle of anything. In the case of overcoming our fear instead of it overcoming us is more like 99% of a war waged in our head.~ - Connie Kerbs
Figuring out what to do with your life is only Half of the equation, the more important half is, whom you are doing it with - sel
Knowledge is half the battle. The application of knowledge is the other half. - Gary Steven Borthick 1970 - 2001
A smiling face is half the meal. - Latvian Proverb
Getting there isn't half the fun - it's all the fun. - Robert Townsend
The optimist sees the glass as half full, the pessimist as half empty. What I see is water that can save someone's life. - Abhijit Naskar
A woman's love for a man is half animal passion and half hate. The more a woman loves a man, the more she hates him. - Jed Rubenfeld
What?" I asked."Nothing," he said."Why are you looking at me like that?"Augustus half smiled. "Because you're beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence. - John Green
Sister Maria Martinez whom I believe I've mentioned before has been giving me cooking classes. Today I learned how to bake mean banana bread. The secret apparently is half a cup of dark rum. - Adele Griffin
Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it. - John Adams
We were happily married for eight months. Unfortunately, we were married for four and a half years. - Nick Faldo
I guess I'm just an old mad scientist at bottom. Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not who writes the nation's laws. - S.J. Perelman
One half of the world fears stagnation and the other half change. - Marty Rubin
We see only half , yet speak like we know the other . - Beven pearlju
If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow. - Steve Allen
You are only Half Happy unless you love them both equally: Friday & Monday! - Mohith Agadi
Meeting the other person half way is great, but the profit starts just beyond this point. - R.A.Delmonico
Children do not need half a dozen sports, music, art, or theater activities. Kids actually need more free playtime without adult instruction. - Laura Schlessinger
Begin -- to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished. - Ausonius
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. - Charlotte Whitton
My lips have touched more bottles than lovers and I'm half a shot away from psychotic. - Denice Envall
We spend half of our lives preparing to live-instead of just living. - Leah Newman Fredrichs
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. - Benjamin Franklin
The equilibrium of power between God and Human is getting so close; God has built the planet in 6 days and today we can destroy it within half a day. - M.F. Moonzajer
But now the other half of "us" was gone and, lying there in my shadowy room, I'd be struck with this realization that I had no clue how to be just me again. - Jennifer Brown
I'm not a bad guy! I work hard, and I love my kids. So why should I spend half my Sunday hearing about how I'm going to Hell? - Matt Groening
Men won't easily give up a system in which half the world's population works for next to nothing...[and recognizes that]precisely because that half works for so little, it may have no energy left to fight for anything else. - Marilyn Waring
A pessimist says the glass is half empty, an optimist says the glass is half full, and an engineer says the glass is too big. - Scott Edward Shjefte
Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them - Walter Kerr
To us children he (Mr Ewing) was our very own ‘Mr Chips’ and invariably we would each receive half a crown whenever we encountered him on his afternoon walk. If we were particularly lucky, he would send us to the ‘Big House’ for ice-cream a rare treat in the early 1950s - Bill Scott
You'll never love yourself half as much as I love you and you'll never treat yourself right darling but I want ya too if I let you knoooowww Im here for you then maybe you'll love yourself like I love you ohhhhh - Niall Horan
It's not that I don't enjoy it, but it's kind of like a trip to Disneyland. You get so excited about a ride on the Matterhorn, and then when it's over, you realize you wasted all that time in line for a minute and a half upside down and the chance to throw up.
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. - Gore Vidal
When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of (his) faith. So let him remain conscious of God regarding the remaining half
I'm half way to Heaven and half way to Hell with each breath I take in this mortal shell. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
If you create, you achieve half your success. The other half comes when your creation spawns its own demand. - Sola Kosoko
The first half of your life goes in selecting the best and odd ones, the second half in getting used to the other.The first half of your life you dream how best you can live, the second half in getting accustomed with the other. - Ramana Pemmaraju
Then came nightthat was like falling water.At times, for hours,a bird spirit,half buzzard, half swan,just above the rushesfrom which a snow-storm howls. - Peter Huchel
A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds. - Chinese proverb
I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year. - Bette Davis
There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds.
I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back. - Malala Yousafzai
When you say Yes, say it quickly. But always take a half hour to say No, so you can understand the other fellow's side. - Francis Cardinal Spellman
Half of the world knows not how the other half lives. - George Herbert
That is because no one could ever hate me as much as I hate myself, okay? So any mean thing someone's gonna think of to say about me, I've already said to me, about me, probably within the last half hour. - Lena Dunham
Adjusting our mindset for success is always at least half the battle. In the case of overcoming our fears, rather than being overcome by them, - it is 99% a war waged in our own head. - Connie Kerbs
[Books are] vital to learning. Half the population don't go to football matches but that doesn't make football any less important. - John Sutherland
When I label something as fiction, people say it’s true, and when I label something as non-fiction, people say it is made up. If something is not 100% true, then I label it as fiction. After all, there is no half of a lie, is there? - Robert Black
It gets you nowhere if the other person's tail is only just in sight for the second half of the conversation.
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life. - Henry Van Dyke
In order to keep liking Nick (as opposed to loving him which was completely non-negotiable) Alice sometimes had to look at him obliquely or with her eyes half closed or through a pin hole on a piece of cardboard. Straight on would burn her retinas. - Carol Anshow
When that little clock on my wall says Olaotan! Olaotan!! Olaotan!!! It’s half past time to write, I only have three things at my disposal: A pen, A piece of paper, and a crowded mind. - Olaotan Fawehinmi
Acknowledging and being concious that you are being angry is a battle half won against anger. - ketan r shah
Well begun is half done. - Aristotle
Better hold the hand for coin, though small, Than lose, for one half a dang, it all. - Saadi
I find myself anticipating a new kind of storyteller, on who is half hacker, half bard. - Janet H. Murray
The prophet is always at the mercy of events; nevertheless, I venture to conclude this book with the forecast that at least half the illnesses of mankindwill disappear once our food supplies are raised from fertile soil and consumed in a fresh condition. - Albert Howard
I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Courage in danger is half the battle.
I just want to feel like home. I just want Rosabelle. My other half. Where she was day, I was night. While I was earth, she was sky." -Dreams, Smiles, and Bloody Tears - Chamera Sampson
Anyone with half a mind could see that," said Tiffany.Miss Tick sighed. "Yes. But sometimes it's so hard to find half a mind when you need one. - Terry Pratchett
Many lose through never starting. A job well begun is half done. - Orrin Woodward
Look in Kego’s defense he was only Nine and a half when he took command of the ship and she had been put way off course by her captain and you lot would all be dead if it wasn’t for him.Jenny Smith In The Navigator by - Steve Merrick
Only half of writing is saying what you mean. The other half is preventing people from reading what they expected you to mean. - James Richardson
Attracting musicians is rather like inviting flies over to tea: they are tolerable for half an hour, but when they begin to touch the food, you either wish they would go home or die. - Michelle Franklin
In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel. - Mark Twain
At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable. - Raymond Chandler
A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o'clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.
Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf. - G. K. Chesterton
Half of what I write is imaginative reality. The other half is realized impossibilities. Blended into one, these make a fantasy. - Nicole Sager
If life didn’t give you at least one person not wanting you to succeed then half of us would lose are motivation to climb that cliff, in order to prove them wrong. - Shannon L. Alder
You broke me bodily.The heart ain't the half of it,And I'll never learn to laugh at itIn my good natured way.In fact, I'm laughing less in general,But I learned a lot at my own funeral.And I knew you'd be the death of me,So I guess that's the price I pay. - Ani DiFranco
We hear and apprehend only what we already half know. - Henry David Thoreau
In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath. - Kahlil Gibran
To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment.
The longer a life, the challenge is not the distance between destinations, but the difficulty of travelling light. My soul’s a portmanteau packed full, one half filled with what was, the other with what is, what should be. - Jamie A. Hughes
Only elves and trolls had survived the coming of Man to the discworld: the elves because they were altogether too clever by half, and the trolley folk because they were at least as good as humans at being nasty, spiteful and greedy. - Terry Pratchett
If we were to behave half as well as we believe others ought to behave, we might prove ourselves as grand in character as excuses and justifications prevent us from being. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Many a woman would not be in a relationship with or married to her man, if he earned half of what he earns; and many a man would not be in a relationship with or married to his woman, if he earned twice as much as he earns. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Half of your mastery of power comes from what you do NOT do, what you do not ALLOW yourself to get dragged into. - Robert Greene
Never settle for half the story, and make-up and imagine the rest. Get the full Story! - RYCJ
Comme l'on serait savant si l'on connaissait bien seulement cinq à six livres. ( How wise one might be if one knew thoroughly only some half of a dozen books - Gustave Flaubert
Half this game is 90% mental.
It’s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity, than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation. - Stefan Molyneux
Why can I never go back to bed? Who's is the voice ringing in my head? Where is the sense in these desperate dreams? Why should I wake when I'm half past dead? - Emilie Autumn
Truly, was the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century. Ernst W. Mayr - Buffon
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
Whatever you do, do it to the purpose; do it thoroughly, not superficially. Go to the bottom of things. Any thing half done, or half known, is in my mind, neither done nor known at all. Nay, worse, for it often misleads. - Lord Chesterfield
When all the kids answered "fireman", "dentist", "mother", "want to marry a rich guy" and "astronaut", mine was "rockstar" when we grow up. Half of that was met. I knew I wouldn't be happy with any other occupation that was not in the entertainment business. - Nona Sebastian
I do love America. And LA is a very short commute to America its like half an hour on the plane. - Craig Ferguson
A friend told me that one day he and I would be rich and famous. I told him that I'd trade my half of the fame, for his half of the money. - Quentin R. Bufogle
The length of our lives are far shorter then we realise and half of the time when we become aware of such truth, we have lived most of it as someone else. - Nikki Rowe
You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy. - Lydia M. Child
We are half awake and semi conscious. - Debasish Mridha
And this man, who had sailed round Europe and navigated the Great Northern Route, leaned happily over half a ladleful of thin oatmeal kasha, cooked entirely without fat - just oats and water. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Human kind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible that a mass is improved by the improvement of only one part and the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains and the other half can soar into skies? - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult. - Charlotte Whitton
The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
This is the world. Half of it is lit by the sun and the other half remains in darkness. It is the same with life. There is good and bad and it's our duty to remain in the light, be good. - Anita Nair
When looking at your reserve when going through trials and you see a glass over half empty, remember to look at the one who gives the water. Our focus is what is important, not our struggle. - Gail Davis
Just because a child doesn’t have both parents raising him or her, doesn’t mean that child becomes half the person they were meant to be. One wonderful parent can love enough for two, and love will always be the biggest influence in a child’s life. - Ron Baratono
A man does not know how he came by the half a pie he is holding in his hand! - Dylan Moran
Faith, sir, as to that matter, I don't believe one half of it myself. - Diedrich Knichkerbocker
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. - Sir Winston Churchill
I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. Now, if I only knew which half. - John Wanamaker
Life is half delicious yogurt, half crap, and your job is to keep the plastic spoon in the yogurt. - Scott Adams
I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored. - David Attenborough
May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows your dead - unknown
I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Stop expecting the world to affirm you as a person. Half of the world will like you and the other half will hate you, despite what you say or do. Christ knew this truth, but he did his life mission anyways. - Shannon L. Alder
With life as short as a half taken breath, don't plant anything but love. - Jalaluddin Rumi
...Where we got to know eachother. Not just with words, it was how we observed eachother's movements. The way your smile only effected the lower half of your face. How our hands moved when they were close: as if they had minds of their own. - Elaine Turnbo
Studies conducted in a city in Zimbabwe found that half of reported rape cases involve girls less than 15 years of age and that girls are most vulnerable to sexual abuse by male relatives, neighbors and school teachers. - Njovana Watts
I'm proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half the money.
I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. - Steve Jobs
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor WitShall lure it back to cancel half a Line,Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it. - Omar Khayyám
Anyone who recommends attention to the moment as a prescription for grateful wonder is only telling half the truth. To be happy one must pay attention, but to be unhappy one must also have paid attention. - Philip Lopate
Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear. - Edgar Allan Poe
Humankind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible for humankind to grow by the improvement of only one part while the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains that the other half can soar into skies? - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
The trees at Cloudwalk have been my friends for forty years. I'm sure if I were sawed in half, our rings would match. - Diane Von Furstenberg
When you're in love it's the most glorious two and a half days of your life. - Richard Lewis
One man's brain plus one other will produce one half as many ideas as one man would have produced alone. These two plus two more will produce half again as many ideas. These four plus four more begin to represent a creative meeting, and the ratio changes to one quarter as many ...
Really, it's amazing. You are his other half, Alexandria, You are fated to be with him. You belong to him."It felt like something sat heavy on my chest. "Oh.Oh.No."Seth frowned at me. "You don't have to sound so disgusted. - Jenny Trout
Recollection, I have found, is usually about half invention... - Wallace Stegner
I looked at you for two and a half yearsI didn't see you. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the last half by our children. - Clarence Darrow
Love is a desire for that lost half of ourselves. - Milan Kundera
I like the chase, scavenging and how we unravel. Standing naked with all my pores at the door. Waiting for a response, a love, someone to call my home. Where my emotions graze the air and I’m lying half past gone. - Dominic Riccitello
If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. - Abigail Van Buren
Some say the glass is half full and blush,Some say it’s half empty and sink,I feel you are in the midst of,reaching out for another awesome drink! - Jasleen Kaur Gumber
How is it that we have over 6 billion people in the world and half of them feel alone? - Nikki Rowe
In 2008, when almost every other investor got crushed, and even the Wall Street "experts" were down by almost half, I was up 17 percent - beating the S&P Average by over 50 percent.Reminiscences of a Stock Market Flea - James J. Houts
I dont know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. - Bilbo Baggins
Knowledge is half the battle. The application of knowledge is the other half. (1998) - Gary Borthick 1970 2001
someone who love someone without her/his problem .then he never loved anyone . no one of us without problems. without problem loving someone means -you keep your half real part in your life.i want your smile and tears you handle' . - litymunshi
Half the world is composed of those who have something to say but can't; the other half is of those who have nothing to say and keep on saying it. - Robert Frost
He is the half part of a blessed man, Left to be finished by such as she; And she a fair divided excellence, Whose fulness of perfection lies in him. - William Shakespeare
We never know when our last day on earth will be. So, love with full sincerity, believe with true faith, and hope with all of your might. Better to have lived in truth and discovered life, than to have lived half heartedly and died long before you ever ceased breathing. - Cristina Marrero
I like to set my dreams high. That way, even if I only make it half way there, it's still pretty darned good. - Elizabeth O. Dulemba
O, throw away the worser part of it, And live the purer with the other half.
Of course it would be hard. But I remembered what my nurseryman grandfather used to say when I didn’t want to go to school: half the work in the world was done by people who didn’t feel so good today. - Rollo Romig
I only need half my wits to be a match for you. - George R.R. Martin
All that grieved me - that I was half one thing and half another and nothing wholly - was the sorrow of my childhood, but the strength and use of my life after I grew up. - Ursula K. Le Guin
I would rather wear a suit everyday and be respected than dress half naked and be disrespected. - Bianca Frazier
I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions. - Dorothy Day
If you've experienced half of the things I've passed through in life, you wouldn't underestimate the power of love. - Ifeanyi Dede
Family is something I've always wanted, the one and a half kids and a dog.
If some musicians put half as much effort in to the business side as they do their outer look and appearances, they could be twice as far. - Loren Weisman
A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience. - John Updike
Every quote is like a Picasso. The meaning is different for each person and half the admirers miss the true intent and twisted humor of it all. - Shannon L. Alder
A good half of the art of living is resilience. - Alain de Botton
And then split his own cranium in half. I would like to see you do that yourself Blore. It would take some practice. - Lombard Philip Lombard
He has half the deed done who has made a beginning. - Horace
We see but one aspect of our neighbor, as we see but one side of the moon; in either case there is also a dark half, which is unknown to us. We all come down to dinner, but each has a room to himself. - Walter Bagehot
The truths that matter most to us come always half spoken. - Baltasar Gracián
Lea was on the floor of a stall hugging a toilet. When she heard the door close, she lifted her head and gave me a half smile of embarrassment.'Gracie, I've been chemically inconvenienced and I don't think I can ever leave this toilet. Take a picture of this so I'll never do it again. - christine zoldenz
And then the finale, its four modest notes. Do, re, fa, mi: half a jumbled scale. Too simple to be called invented. But the thing spills out into the world like one of those African antelopes that fall from the womb, still wet with afterbirth but already running. - Richard Powers
Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. - Gore Vidal
I’m supposed to figure out if the glass is half full or half empty, I told her.Without a moment’s hesitation, in a split second, my grandmother shrugged and said: It depends on if you’re drinking or pouring. - Bill Cosby
Naturally, for a person who finds his identity in something other than his full organism is less than half a man. He is cut off from complete participation in nature. Instead of being a body, he 'has' a body. Instead of living and loving he 'has' instincts for survival and copulation. - Alan W. Watts
How many hours are there in a mile? Is yellow square or round? Probably half the questions we ask-half our great theological and metaphysical problems-are like that. - C.S. Lewis
Compromise? That's when you give away half the things you want. That's when you give the other guy half of what's rightfully yours. - Sue Grafton
Every broken piece of me fell on every broken piece of you and when I took the missing parts, like the emptiness of me I saw the emptiness of you and I poured my half upon you to fill you whole. I risked it all just to dream you complete and catch you one day free in the wild. - Robert M. Drake
Half the point in reading novels and seeing plays and films is to exercise the faculty of sympathy with our own kind, so often obliterated in the multifarious controls and compulsions of actual social existence. - Germaine Greer
Half of the time I don't know what they're talking about; their jokes seem to relate to a past that everyone but me has shared. I'm a foreigner in the world and I don't understand the language. - Jean Webster
We spend the first half of our lives making ourselves sick, and the second half of our lives trying to make ourselves un-sick. - Kevin W. Reese
Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical. - Yogi Berra
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity. - Mark Twain
Knowing is half the battle.
There are now two great nations in the world, which starting from different points, seem to be advancing toward the same goal: the Russians and the Anglo-Americans...Each seems called by some secret design of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world. - Alexis de Tocqueville
If man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Together, we overcome the drought of happiness and goodness, by seeing our glasses half full and helping fill others’ glasses back up with love. - Emilyann Girdner
There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds. - Alfred Tennyson
We women talk too much, but even then we don't tell half what we know. - Nancy Astor the Viscountess Astor
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. - Mark Twain
Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Only half the story is true. The rest is necessary. - John Yau
Women have a passion for mathematics. They divide their age in half, double the price of their clothes, and always add at least five years to the age of their best friend. - Marcel Achard
That's half of your trouble," muttered the crocodile. "You believe everything's true.""That's because everything is," replied Mr. Bacchus. - Clive Barker
I see the glass half full and thank God for what I have. - Ana Monnar
The self-help movement that began in the latter half of the twentieth century suffers particularly from this flaw, for the personal and interpersonal skills it seeks to cultivate are almost always designed to get us more of what we think we want, rather than to bring about a change of heart. - C. Terry Warner
You have to do the things you are most afraid of, otherwise you are just half a human being. - Emily Riedel
Are women human yet? If women were human, would we be a cash crop shipped from Thailand in containers into New York's brothels...? Would our genitals be sliced out to "cleanse" us...? When will women be human? When? ~ Half The Sky - Catherine Mackinnon
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time. - E. B. White
That's the worst of growing up, and I'm beginning to realize it. The things you wanted so much when you were a child don't seem half so wonderful to you when you get them. - L. M. Montgomery
We are all full of discourses that we only half understand and half mean. - Rae Armantrout
Man is more miserable, more restless and unsatisfied than ever before, simply because half his nature--the spiritual--is starving for true food, and the other half--the material--is fed with bad food. - Paul Brunton
half truths equal whole lies - Fred Munoz
I suppose half the time Shakespeare just shoved down anything that came into his head. - P.G. Wodehouse
Half of analysis is anal. - Marty Indik
A fault confessed is half redressed. - Polish Proverb
Always strive to aim for the highest peak of the goals in life you have set, this way if you manage to reach even half way toward a goal, landing in the middle is not such a bad place to end up. - Victoria Addino
I didn't want to come off arrogant or conceited, or basically how I've been acting the past year, year and a half ... although what's happened in the past has happened, I just want to ... be kind and loving and gentle and soft. - Justin Bieber
I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him. - Saint Teresa of Avila
I'm half good and I'm half bad. My mama is a very good girl and my daddy is a very bad boy. And I guess that leaves me somewhere sort of...here. - C. JoyBell C.
I always tell my kids to cut a sandwich in half right when you get it, and the first thought you should have is somebody else. You only ever need half a burger. - Louis C.K.
Knowledge may be power, but half of what I know I wish I could forget. - Carroll Bryant
The saying "Getting there is half the fun" became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines. - Henry J. Tillman
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that. - George Carlin
Truth is a naked and open daylight, that does not show the masques, and mummeries, and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candle-lights. . . A mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure - Francis Bacon
In 2008, when almost every other investor got crushed, and even the Wall Street 'experts' were down by almost half, I was up 17 percent - beating the S&P Average by over 50 percent.Reminiscences of a Stock Market Flea - James J. Houts
Both half success and half failure must be considered as a full failure! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Having devoted the first half of my life to the dark, I feel obliged to rever any pinpoint of light now. - Mary Karr
Does that count as an argument? Can we kiss and make up now?"It was only half an argument.Fine. Then, you kiss and I’ll make up.I laughed until he effectively shut me up with his lips. - Colleen Houck
I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth. - Janeane Garofalo
They copied all they could follow but they couldn't copy my mind so I left them sweating and stealing a year and a half behind. - Rudyard Kipling
Politeness is one half good nature and the other half good lying. - Mary Wilson Little
Man has made some machines that can answer questions provided the facts are profusely stored in them, but we will never be able to make a machine that will ask questions. The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer. - Thomas J. Watson
No ceremony that to great ones 'longs, not the king's crown, nor the deputed sword, the marshal's truncheon, nor the judge's robe, become them with one half so good a grace as mercy does. - William Shakespeare
I am half child, half ancient. - Björk
The love of a half dead heart will keep you half alive - Munia Khan
Half a brain is better than none. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It took six days from start to finish for the totality of Creation; but within three days He cut His schedule in half to save you. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them. - Dr. Martin Henry Fischer
When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form. - Simone de Beauvoir
Man in his usual perversity turns the footstool into a throne from whence he would feign direct the Almighty as to what He ought to do, giving the onlooker the impression that if God had half the compassion that those who pray (?) have, all would quickly be right - Arthur W. Pink
If half the onion is black with rot it is a rotten onion. A man is good, or he is evil. - George R. R. Martin, Clash of Kings
A delightfully droll look at how the other half lives from a pet pooch's point of view. - Kam Williams
Your half empty..A broken glass,I love you can sound so beautifulUntil you stop to listenThat terrible background noise,you have no idea how bad I want to hold youBut I’m afraid I’ll cut my hand. - Brittany Williams
Come on, let’s go meet the guy who thinks he’s my better half . And dear God, I apologize ahead of time if he starts talking to you about how many eight-point bucks he’s planning to hunt this weekend. - J. Lynn
He is half of my soul,as the poets say. - Madeline Miller The song of achilles
Stripped of its arrogance, its desire to make off with half of the patrimony and never be seen again, history belongs at the family table. If theology, the older brother, pretends not to need or notice him it will be a sign that he has forgotten, after all, who his father is. - N.T. Wright
Wide-sounding Zeus takes away half a man's worth on the day when slavery comes upon him. - Homer
A problem well stated is a problem half solved. - Charles F. Kettering
Admit that your own private Mount Everest exists. That is half the battle. - Hugh Macleod
Leadership calls for both wisdom and courage; the wisdom to know what to do is only half the battle. We must be courageous enough to actually do it. - Kellen Roggenbuck
Half the ingratitude and complacency in the world down to how slowly and imperceptibly most good and bad things unfold. - Alain de Botton
Sigmund Freud was a half baked Viennese quack. Our literature, culture, and the the films of Woody Allen would be better today if Freud had never written a word.
When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half. - Gracie Allen
I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty... you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. - J.D. Salinger
You know, I went out on a normal amount of dates in my early 20s, and I got absolutely slaughtered for it. And it took a lot of hard work and altering my decision-making. I didn’t date for two and a half years. Should I have had to do that? No. - Taylor Swift
Sunday lay so heavily in the air as to become almost nauseating. Maigret used to claim openly, half seriously, half in fun, that he had always had the knack of sensing a Sunday from his bed, without even having to open his eyes. - Georges Simenon
The cup is both half full and half empty; it has never been one or the other. Stop obsessing over a trivial point and be thankful you have something to drink. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Smoking’s banned in my house. Cigarettes harm your body, he said, knocking back half of the bottle of beer. - Jo Nesbø
Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it. - Publilius Syrus
Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty.I see a glass that's twice as big as it needs to be. - George Carlin
I'm falling apart, one part after another. Falling down on the world like snow. Half of me is already on the ground, watching from below. - Ashly Lorenzana
If there is better, then there is a best. If there is half, then there is a complete. Far more than being a better half, you can be a best complete; like a word/phrase that beautifies and gives meaning to a sentence when it is added. - Olaotan Fawehinmi
Take the time to write. You can do your life's work in half an hour a day. - Robert Hass
Sir, pay no attention to the people who say the glass is half empty, because 32% means it's 2/3 empty. There's still some liquid in that glass is my point, but I wouldn't drink it. The last third is usually backwash.(Said to President Bush at the White House Correspondents Dinner) - Stephen Colbert
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