The best Quotes by William Shenstone

The best Quotes by William Shenstone

William Shenstone (18 November 1714 - 11 February 1763) was an English poet.

What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
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A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases our dependence on the efficacy of money.
There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day; the reason is that people can commend it without envy.
Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.

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Sometimes in life when you get what you want, you end up missing what you left behind.
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Well you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know your lover when you let her go
Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missin' home
Only know your lover when you've let her go
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Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
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The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
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No one in the world gets what they want and that is beautiful.
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You wish for something, you've wanted it for years, and you're sure you want it, as long as you know you can't have it. But if all at once it looks as though your wish might come true, you suddenly find yourself wishing you had never wished for any such thing.
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Be happy for no reason, like a child! If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.
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Sometimes, what you're looking for is already there.
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I got my heart's desire, and there my troubles began.
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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
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We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone. Freedom is like that. It's like air. When you have it, you don't notice it.
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After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.
Mister Spock in Star Trek - Season 2 Episode 1
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I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
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It's human nature not to realize the true value of something unless they lose it.
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My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
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If you can do what you do best and be happy, you're further along in life than most people.
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For me, success is a state of mind. I feel like success isn't about conquering something; it's being happy with who you are.
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We need to stop thinking the grass is greener on the other side and be happy with the love we have.
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Lies are comforting. Truth is painful.
The bigger the lie, the more people believe in it.
Is a lie really a lie if it is honestly believed?
Anthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 2: Tower Lord
Give them the right lie and they'll believe it.
Anthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 1: Blood Song
Which is worse: A lie that draws a smile or a truth that draws a tear?
Bryan Bedford in Miracle on 34th Street
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as plain as the nose on your face.
Blue Fairy in Pinocchio
Sometimes, lies are more interesting than the truth.
I never lie because I don't fear anyone. You only lie when you're afraid.
It's not lies that cut but the sharpness of the truth.
The ugliest truth, in the end, was still better than the prettiest of lies.
Lies are exactly what people tell to make life more bearable. To avoid pain and suffering and hurting people.
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When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything. Then there are no more answers, only better and better lies.
Jon Snow in Game of Thrones - Season 7 Episode 7
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If it is necessary sometimes to lie to others, it is always despicable to lie to oneself.
No matter what lies you tell, you can't fool your own heart.
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Lie become truth only if person want to believe it.
Mr. Miyagi in Karate Kid - Part II
Always telling the truth is for cowards. Lying takes courage. Lies are simply an investment in your future. Any like any good investment, nothing can go wrong, as long as you stay on top of things.
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What is the cost of lies? It's not that we mistake them for the truth. The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all.
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Lying is the worst of all evils. Everything else that is diabolical comes from it.
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One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
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What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.
I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.
When you're in love it's the most glorious two and a half days of your life.
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
I tried phone sex - it gave me an ear infection.
During sex I fantasize that I'm someone else.
I like to read biographies of authors that I love, like Richard Yates. I also like to see what non-fiction authors are out there. My bible is Something Happened. It's one of the greatest books I've ever read. But if I don't read a Dostoevsky soon I'm going to kill myself.
For 45 years I've worked without an audience.

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