Author Unknown Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Author Unknown quotes, Author Unknown sayings, and Author Unknown proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Tennis: a racquet sport in which two players compete to see who has the shortest temper, the worst memory, the poorest eyesight, and the slowest watch.

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You've gotta have hope. Without hope life is meaningless. Without hope life is meaning less and less.     

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Love: a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.     

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Love is quite simply a natural high.     

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Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.

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The age of discretion is the age of impotence.     

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Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious     

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Don't underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more rhan I speak and notice more than you realize.     

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No matter what they tell you, you don't have to stay within the lines.

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Perseverance is the will to hold on a little longer when most would have given up a long time ago.     

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Never give up on something you really want. It is difficult to wait but more difficult to regret.

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A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence.     

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Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.

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Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending.

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Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.      

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We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.

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Even when opportunity knocks, a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door.     

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Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.

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The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.     

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Retirement: World's longest coffee break.     

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Women get the last word in every argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

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Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.

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Friends are life's finest blessings. "Friend" and "free" are from the same root word; perhaps because you are free to be yourself with a friend.

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Friends make memories...the heart preserves them.     

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True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for awhile. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off, and even if they die they're never dead in your heart.

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True friends are those who lift you up when your heart's wings forget how to fly.

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Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it's good just knowing they are there.

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Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.

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Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it.      

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I can choose to let it define me, confine me, refine me, outshine me - or I can choose to move on and leave them behind me.     

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