Half Sayings and Quotes

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


One half of my life has put the other half in the grave.     

Pierre Corneille

A half-truth is usually less than half of that.     

Bern Williams

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.     

Clarence Darrow

The first half of life is spent mainly in finding out who we are through seeing ourselves in our interaction with others.     

Dr. June Singer

Half the world does not know how the other half lives.     

George Herbert

It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.     

Napoleon Hill

Half the battle is that people have to like you before you say one joke, one bit of humor.     

Don Rickles

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.     

Jane Austen

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.     

Will Rogers

Half a truth is better than no politics.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Half a truth is often a great lie.     

Benjamin Franklin

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.     

Robert Frost

Half my life is an act of revision.     

John Irving