Pearl Bailey

United States singer (1918-1990)

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A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.
A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. Having been alive, it won't be so hard in the end to lie down and rest.
There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.
Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be the first.
Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas, but always be certain that a wider one is still possible.
People see God every day; they just don't recognize Him.
Sometimes I would rather that people take away years from my life Than take away a moment.
The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.
There are two kinds of talents, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.
There is a period of life when we swallow knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.
There is a way to look at the past. Don't hide from it. It will not catch you -- if you don't repeat it.
To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil.
We must change in order to survive.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
When you're young, the silliest notions seem the greatest achievements.
You never find yourself until you face the truth.

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