Thornton Wilder Quotes

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Born: April 17, 1897, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Hamden, Connecticut, USA, December 7, 1975
Occupation: Author

But there comes a moment in everybody's life when he must decide whether he'll live among the human beings or not - a fool among fools or a fool alone.
- Thornton Wilder

Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous it is nothing if it is not ridiculous.
- Thornton Wilder

It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness.
- Thornton Wilder

Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
- Thornton Wilder

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
- Thornton Wilder

Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder.
- Thornton Wilder

Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
- Thornton Wilder

Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home.
- Thornton Wilder

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.
- Thornton Wilder

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
- Thornton Wilder

The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much.
- Thornton Wilder

The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way.
- Thornton Wilder

The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.
- Thornton Wilder

We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind.
- Thornton Wilder

When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole.
- Thornton Wilder

When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure when you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.
- Thornton Wilder

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