Best Quotes by Henry James (Top 10)

  1. Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
  2. She feels in italics and thinks in CAPITALS.
  3. Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
  4. It's time to start living the life you've imagined.
  5. We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.
  6. There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
  7. Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had?
  8. Life is, in fact, a battle. Evil is insolent and strong; beauty enchanting, but rare; goodness very apt to be weak; folly very apt to be defiant; wickedness to carry the day; imbeciles to be in great places, people of sense in small, and mankind generally unhappy. But the world as it stands is no narrow illusion, no phantasm, no evil dream of the night; we wake up to it, forever and ever; and we can neither forget it nor deny it nor dispense with it.
  9. And remember this, that if you've been hated, you've also been loved.
  10. Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.

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