A.J. CRONIN QUOTES

“Desire sets our compass, but love is the true journey.”

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.”

“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.”

“The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.”

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

“Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.”

“You never know what you can do until you try, and very few try unless they have to.”

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

“There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.”

“Hope is a cheerful frame of mind, an optimistic outlook that things will turn out for the best.”

“The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat.”

“You must have tunes beyond your ability to play, or else life would become mundane.”

“Friendship is human nature’s most sweet and significant gift.”

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.”

“Diligence is the mother of good fortune.”

“The struggle makes you stronger.”

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”

“A person’s needs are few. Wants are an endless cycle.”

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.”

“The secret of a happy life is giving and forgetting.”

“Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.”

“Some say that my writing is bitter, but is that not the taste of truth?”

“Before we can forgive one another, we must recognize that we are all imperfect.”

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.”

“There is no greater joy than to believe in oneself and be confident in one’s abilities.”

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”

“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”

“Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”