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.


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

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In the fashion industry, everything goes retro except the prices.     

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Cleverness isn't always true nor is the truth always clever     

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To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little.     

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The height of cleverness is in one's ability to be very clever without seeming clever at all.     

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Good friends will allow you to be as innocent and free as a child when in private, and as wise and mature as an adult when in public.     

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The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.     

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The petty man wants to use God for himself; the ambitious man wants God to use him for God.     

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A good work ethic is not so much a concern for hard work but rather one for responsibility. There have been a great many men and women who have in fact used work or hustle or selfish ambition as an escape from real responsibility, an escape from purpose. In matters such as these, the hard worker is just as dysfunctional as the sloth.     

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Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.     

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The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated.     

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There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about.     

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You can't be a rebel without the scars that come with it. Truth is, some days scars are just as ugly as they are beautiful.     

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Never rebel for the sake of rebelling, but always rebel for the sake of truth.     

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You get hit the hardest when trying to run or hide from a problem. Like the defense on a football field, putting all focus on evading only one defender is asking to be blindsided.     

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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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There is a certain delightful sort of hope which the introvert can receive only by having company over...the hope that they will leave soon.     

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The introvert's anthem for not wanting to hang out is 'It's not you; it's me.     

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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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A solid answer to everything is not necessary. Blurry concepts influence one to focus, but postulated clarity influences arrogance.     

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Beware: open-mindedness will often say, 'Everything is permissible except a sharp opinion.     

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One is not necessarily made self-centered because he is foolish, but one is very often made foolish because he is self-centered.     

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Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities.     

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If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.     

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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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To be a philosopher, just reverse everything you have ever been told and have a sense of humor doing it.     

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Create with the heart; build with the mind.     

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Together, we form a necessary paradox; not a senseless contradiction.     

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If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.     

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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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