Double Sayings and Quotes

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


It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.     

Niccolo Machiavelli

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.     

Thomas J. Watson

Desire doubled is love and love doubled is madness.     

Anne Carson

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.     

Kin Hubbard

Friendship doubles your joys, and divides your sorrows.     

Euripides

A double bind is far worse than a straightforward damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't dilemma. It requires you to obey two mutually exclusive commands: Anything you do to fulfill one violates the other.     

Deborah Tannen

If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.     

Benjamin Franklin

The secret of long life is double careers. One to about age sixty, then another for the next thirty years.     

David Ogilvy

We are in a double bind. We are expected to feel inferior not only as women, but because we are old.     

Elizabeth Janeway

To double your net worth, double your self-worth. Because you will never exceed the height of your self-image.     

Robin Sharma

There is a double rhythm in all human beings. We are binary beings - two arms, two legs, two eyes, two ears. Two legs for walking. And the heartbeat thumping in our chest mirrors that.     

Paul Auster

Cut your excuses in half and double your actions around your goals.     

Robin Sharma

Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth.     

Publilius Syrus

This 'double ethical bind' we frequently find ourselves in cannot be solved by any formula. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest. I hope that means being both.     

Stephen Schneider

The dual scourge of hunger and malnutrition will be truly vanquished not only when granaries are full, but also when people's basic health needs are met and women are given their rightful role in societies.     

Gro Harlem Brundtland

The double law of attraction and radiation or of sympathy and antipathy, of fixedness and movement, which is the principle of Creation, and the perpetual cause of life.     

Albert Pike

A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.     

Thomas Fuller

A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.     

Publilius Syrus

The double chin's not good for the red carpet.     

Missy Elliott

If you want to double your productively, shorten the timeline to by 50%.     

Richie Norton

No man pays double or twice for the same thing, forasmuch as nothing can be spent but once.     

William Petty

When you go into the realm of a double role, you have to take it to another level to make it believable.     

R. Madhavan

If you double the number of experiments you do per year you're going to double your inventiveness.     

Jeff Bezos

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Are you unstable about your relationship to Christ?     

Billy Graham

The double pleasure of pulling down an opponent, and of raising oneself, is the charm of a politician's life.     

Anthony Trollope

To double your income, triple your investment in self-development.     

Robin Sharma

There's a double standard between writers and readers. Readers can be unfaithful to writers anytime they like, but writers must never ever be unfaithful to the readers.     

Peter Schjeldahl

The double standard of morality will survive in this world so long as the woman whose husband has been lured away is favoured with the sympathetic tears of other women, and a man whose wife has made off is laughed at by other men.     

H. L. Mencken

I think the dual existence thing is a regular pastime for all human beings, and for that matter anything in this universe.     

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Anything you lose automatically doubles in value.     

Mignon McLaughlin