Criss Jami Sayings and Quotes

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


Every job from the heart is, ultimately, of equal value. The nurse injects the syringe; the writer slides the pen; the farmer plows the dirt; the comedian draws the laughter. Monetary income is the perfect deceiver of a man's true worth.     

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A man who goes into a restaurant and blatantly disrespects the servers shows a strong discontent with his own being. Deep down he knows that restaurant service is the closest thing he will ever experience to being served like a king.     

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When I look at a person, I see a person - not a rank, not a class, not a title.

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With too much pride a man cannot learn a thing. In and of itself, learning teaches you how foolish you are.

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The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.

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If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.     

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Love may be harder to find in some people, but when they do love you know it must be something marvelous.     

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When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.

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Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back.     

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Whenever we want to combat our enemies, first and foremost we must start by understanding them rather than exaggerating their motives.     

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Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the only choice is to pour more. That is righteous pessimism.     

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To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.

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The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.     

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When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.     

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A lonely day is God's way of saying that he wants to spend some quality time with you.

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At first, they'll only dislike what you say, but the more correct you start sounding the more they'll dislike you.

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Being nice merely to be liked in return nullifies the point.

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Being nice merely to be liked in return nullifies the point.

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The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.     

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If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.     

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Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.     

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Excitement is a crossroad which runs in all directions. No man lacks personality; he just never connected with you at the intersection.     

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Ask anyone and they'll most likely say their family is crazy, and if they don't say their family is crazy, their friends are crazy. That's because everyone is crazy after taking the mask off. People are most themselves when not really trying to fit in, when either alone or around those already closest to them, and that is crazy.

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The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.

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When everyone believes they are the life coaches, who are the players?

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The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.

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We are often taught to look for the beauty in all things, so in finding it, the layman asks the philosopher while the philosopher asks the photographer.     

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Tolerance! The virtue that makes one bite his tongue so that he can tear out his hair.     

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Everyone has a sense of humor. If you don't laugh at jokes, you probably laugh at opinions.

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Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.

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