William Saroyan

1908 - 1981

A Quote by William Saroyan

In the time of your life, live -- so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.

William Saroyan (1908 - 1981)

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A Quote by William Saroyan on people

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People is all everything is, all it has ever been, all it can ever be.

William Saroyan (1908 - 1981)

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A Quote by William Saroyan on life and time

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The Time of Your Life

William Saroyan (1908 - 1981)

Source: title of play, 1939

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A Quote by William Saroyan on failure, good, people, success, and wisdom

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know. . . . One who doesn't try cannot fail and become wise.

William Saroyan (1908 - 1981)

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A Quote by William Saroyan

If you give to a thief he cannot steal from you, and he is no longer a thief.

William Saroyan (1908 - 1981)

Source: The Human Comedy, 1943, ch 4.

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A Quote by William Saroyan on good

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Nothing good ever ends.

William Saroyan (1908 - 1981)

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A Quote by William Saroyan on happiness

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.

William Saroyan (1908 - 1981)

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