Quotes starting with D

Below you will find our collection of inspirational quotes and sayings starting with the letter D, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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Dally not with other folk's spouses or money.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Dating a tennis player is risky - love means nothing to us.      -- Anna Kournikova
Dead men don't bite.      -- Plutarch (46-120)
Dead men tell no tales.      -- J. Wilson (1664)
Deal with the faults of others as gently as your own.      -- Chinese Proverb
Dear insecure girls everywhere, you're not ugly, society is. Sincerely, The truth.     -- Unknown
Dear Monday, I want to break up. I'm seeing Tuesday and dreaming about Friday. Sincerely, It's not me, It's you.      -- Anonymous
Dear Monday, thanks for having the word "mon" in you. That's French for "mine," in case you weren't aware, Monday, but it makes me think of you more as "my day," and frankly, that sounds like a much more promising start to the week.      -- Unknown Author
Dear Radio Stations, please do not play Katy Perry's ?Friday Night? Monday morning at 8 AM during my drive to work.      -- Anonymous
Death is the great leveller.      -- Claudian
Death keeps no calendar.      -- English (on death and dying)
Death never takes a wise man by surprise; he is always ready to go.      -- Jean de la Fontaine (1621-1695)
Death pays all debts.      -- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Death takes no bribes.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Decaffeinated coffee is the devil's blend.     -- Unknown Author
Deeds are fruits; words are leaves.      -- English (on words and deeds)
Definition of a great teammate: a person who makes their teammates look great.     -- Emily Kohibus
Depend on others and you will go hungry.      -- Nepalese (on self-reliance)
Depend on your walking stick; not on other people.      -- Japanese (on self-reliance)
Destroy your enemy by making him your friend.      -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.     -- Brian Tracy
Diamond cuts diamond.      -- Marstow (1604)
Different strokes for different folks.      -- Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)
Difficulties make you a jewel.      -- Japanese (on adversity)
Diligence is the mother of good luck.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Discretion is the better part of valor.      -- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Distance lends enchantment to the view.      -- Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)
Do good and care not to whom.      -- Portuguese (on good and evil)
Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain him.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Do not allow sins to get beyond creeping.      -- Hawaiian (on the conduct of life)
Do not be afraid; our fate Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.     -- Dante Alighieri
Do not be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet.      -- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Do not dissect a rainbow. In other words, do not destroy a beautiful phenomenon by overanalyzing it.      -- Denise LaFrance, artist, 1964 - now.
Do not hold everything as gold which shines like gold.      -- unknown
Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.      -- Marcus Aurelius
Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today.      -- unknown
Do not squander time for that is the stuff that life is made of.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.      -- Plato
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.     -- Plato
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.      -- Bible
Do what comes natural.      -- unknown
Do what you love and the money will follow.     -- Marsha Sinetar
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.     -- Roger Caras
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.     -- Milan Kundera
Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.     -- Agatha Christie
Dogs bark but the caravan moves on.      -- Arab Proverb
Dogs don't rationalize. They don't hold anything against a person. They don't see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.     -- Cesar Millan
Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.     -- Roger Caras
Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.     -- Sigmund Freud
Dogs never bite me. Just humans.     -- Marilyn Monroe
Doing the right thing for someone else occasionally means doing something that feels wrong to you     -- Jodi Picoult,Handle with Care
Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.     -- H. Stanley Judd
Don't be caught flat     -- ed. - unknown
Don't be led around by the nose.      -- unknown
Don't be too quick to judge.      -- unknown
Don't believe everything you hear.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)
Don't bite off more than you can chew.      -- unknown
Don't boast when you set out but only when you get there.     -- Russian (on journeys)
Don't burn your bridges behind you.      -- unknown
Don't buy other people's problems.      -- Chinese (on buying and selling)
Don't bypass a town where there's a friend.     -- Malagasy (on journeys)
Don't call the alligator, big mouth until you have crossed the river.      -- Belizean (on criticism)
Don't cross the bridge til you come to it.      -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Don't cry before you are hurt.      -- Scottish Proverb
Don't cry over spilt milk.      -- James Howell (1549-1666)
Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.      -- Mid 14th century French Proverb
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.     -- Denis Waitley
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.     -- Denis E. Waitley
Don't ever let the ball hit the ground without a body hitting the ground with it.     -- Unknown Author
Don't expect things to go right the first time.      -- unknown
Don't fight with the pillow, but lay down your head and kick every worriment out of the bed.     -- Edmund Vance Cooke
Don't find fault, find a remedy.      -- Henry Ford (1863-1947)
Don't get your back up.      -- unknown
Don't gild the lily.      -- unknown
Don't give up the ship.      -- unknown
Don't go looking for trouble.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)
Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.     -- Michelle Held
Don't halloo until you're out of the wood.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Don't hang your hat higher than you can reach.      -- Belizean (on balance and moderation)
Don't judge anyone unless you've walked in their moccasins one moon.      -- Native American Proverb
Don't judge of men's wealth or piety by their Sunday appearances.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Don't just count your years, make your years count.     -- George Merideth
Don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)
Don't let anyone get your goat.      -- unknown
Don't let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don't like them.     -- Stacy London
Don't let jealousy fool you. It's just another name for insecurity.     -- Unknown
Don't let the critics get you down.      -- unknown
Don't let the grass grow on the path of friendship.      -- Blackfoot (Native American) (on friendship)
Don't let your loyalty become slavery. If they don't appreciate what you bring to the table, let them eat alone.     -- Anonymous
Don't look where you fell but where you slipped.      -- Liberian (on practicality)
Don't make a mountain out of a molehill.      -- Henry Ellis(1859-1939)
Don't plant a seed in the sea.      -- Swahili (East African) (on appropriateness)
Don't pretend to be something you aren't.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.      -- Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
Don't put the cart before the horse.      -- John Heywood (c.1497-1580)
Don't reinvent the wheel.      -- unknown
Don't sail out farther than you can row back.      -- Danish (on prudence)
Don't say amen to an unacceptable prayer.      -- Turkish (on prayer)
Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.      -- H. Jackson Brown Junior
Don't spill the beans.      -- unknown