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.

A prudent question is one half of wisdom.     

Francis Bacon

No half measures. Some things can’t be cut in half. You can’t half love someone. You can’t half betray, or half lie.     

Mark Lawrence

Half of your power lies in your sameness with others. The other half lies in your uniqueness.     

Alan Cohen

The wish for healing has always been half of health.     

Seneca The Younger

Remember, half the people you know are below average.     

Larry the Cable Guy

There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.     

David Lloyd George

Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their class.     

Al McGuire

The judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth.     

Carl Jung

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.     

Stephen Leacock

Half the worry in the world is caused by people trying to make decisions before they have sufficient knowledge on which to base a decision.     

Dean Hawkes

The second half of the 20th Century is a complete flop.     

Isaac Bashevis Singer

If you had half as much brains as you have beard, you would have looked before you leaped.     


Half the charm of climbing mountains is born in visions preceding this experience. Visions of what is mysterious, remote, inaccessible.     

George Leigh Mallory

God Almighty never created a man half as wise as he looks.     

Thomas Carlyle

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