Thornton Wilder Quotes

49 Thornton Wilder quotes:

"The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose"
Author: Wilder Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"Winning children (who appear so guileless) are children who have discovered how effective charm and modesty and a delicately calculated spontaneity are in winning what they want."
Author: Wilder Quotes Category: Charming Quotes
"Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success."
Author: Wilder Quotes Category: Goals Quotes
"Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder"
Author: Wilder Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"The best part of married life is the fights. The rests is merely so."
Author: Wilder Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"Never support two weaknesses at the same time. It's your combination sinners -- your lecherous liars and your miserly drunkards -- who dishonor the vices and bring them into bad repute."
Author: Wilder Quotes Category: Support Quotes Vice Quotes
"I've never forgotten for long at a time that living is struggle. I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for -- whether it's a field, or a home, or a country."
Author: Wilder Quotes Category: Struggle Quotes
"Many great writers have been extraordinarily awkward in daily exchange, but the greatest give the impression that their style was nursed by the closest attention to colloquial speech."
Author: Wilder Quotes Category: Speech Quotes
"Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home"
Author: Wilder Quotes Category: Pride Quotes

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