Hans Christian Andersen Quotes

Top 91 wise famous quotes and sayings by Hans Christian Andersen

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Hans Christian Andersen quotes: And, above all, beware of the cat. And, above all, beware of the cat.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature. It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: I never dreamed of such happiness as this, while I was an ugly duckling. I never dreamed of such happiness as this, while I was an ugly duckling.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Eighty percent of our criminals come from unsympathetic homes. Eighty percent of our criminals come from unsympathetic homes.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: they made themselves comfortable. they made themselves comfortable.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Death walks faster than the wind and never returns what he has taken. Death walks faster than the wind and never returns what he has taken.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: One cannot quite trust the word of potted flowers," thought the butterfly; "they have too much to do with men. One cannot quite trust the word of potted flowers," thought the butterfly; "they have too much to do with men.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Well, yes: people write poems when they are in love, but a wise man will not print them. Well, yes: people write poems when they are in love, but a wise man will not print them.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: I covet honour in the same way as a miser covets gold. I covet honour in the same way as a miser covets gold.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: The angel plucks a large handful of flowers, and they carry it with them up to God, where the flowers bloom more brightly than they ever did on earth. The angel plucks a large handful of flowers, and they carry it with them up to God, where the flowers bloom more brightly than they ever did on earth.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: But these are small troubles, people will say. Yes, but they are drops which wear hollows in the rock. But these are small troubles, people will say. Yes, but they are drops which wear hollows in the rock.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg. Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: But if the star should set, even while I am penning these lines, be it so; still I can say it has shone, and I have received a rich portion. But if the star should set, even while I am penning these lines, be it so; still I can say it has shone, and I have received a rich portion.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: The naive was only a part of my fairy tales; humor was the real salt in them. The naive was only a part of my fairy tales; humor was the real salt in them.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more. But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps. Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: We cannot expect to be happy always ... by experiencing evil as well as good we become wise. We cannot expect to be happy always ... by experiencing evil as well as good we become wise.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Pop, pop, sounded in the air, and the two wild geese fell dead among the rushes, and the water was tinged with blood. Pop, pop, sounded in the air, and the two wild geese fell dead among the rushes, and the water was tinged with blood.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Nothing is too high for a man to reach, but he must climb with care and confidence Nothing is too high for a man to reach, but he must climb with care and confidence
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Her tender feet felt as if cut with sharp knives, but she cared not for it; a sharper pang had pierced through her heart. Her tender feet felt as if cut with sharp knives, but she cared not for it; a sharper pang had pierced through her heart.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: A well-bred duckling spreads his feet wide apart, just like his father and mother, in this way. Now bend your neck, and say 'quack.'" The A well-bred duckling spreads his feet wide apart, just like his father and mother, in this way. Now bend your neck, and say 'quack.'" The
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Child, looking through bubbles into the future; now those bright bubbles were all behind him. Once more he had Child, looking through bubbles into the future; now those bright bubbles were all behind him. Once more he had
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: When we get to the end of the story, you will know more than you do now ... When we get to the end of the story, you will know more than you do now ...
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Well, that's not easy to answer when the question is so stupidly put ... Well, that's not easy to answer when the question is so stupidly put ...
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Never had she danced so beautifully; the sharp knives cut her feet, but she did not feel it, for the pain in her heart was far greater. Never had she danced so beautifully; the sharp knives cut her feet, but she did not feel it, for the pain in her heart was far greater.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Some are created for beauty, and some for use; and there are some which one can do without altogether. Some are created for beauty, and some for use; and there are some which one can do without altogether.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: It was clear to me, as I glanced back over my earlier life, that a loving Providence watched over me, that all was directed for me by a higher power. It was clear to me, as I glanced back over my earlier life, that a loving Providence watched over me, that all was directed for me by a higher power.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead. Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: To travel is to live. To travel is to live.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Happy domestic life is like a beautiful summer's evening; the heart is filled with peace; and everything around derives a peculiar glory. Happy domestic life is like a beautiful summer's evening; the heart is filled with peace; and everything around derives a peculiar glory.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: It is only with the heart that one can see clearly, for the most essential things are invisible to the eye. It is only with the heart that one can see clearly, for the most essential things are invisible to the eye.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Delayed is not forgotten! Delayed is not forgotten!
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Time is so fleeting that if we do not remember God in our youth, age may find us incapable of thinking of him. Time is so fleeting that if we do not remember God in our youth, age may find us incapable of thinking of him.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: But he hasn't got anything on," a little child said. But he hasn't got anything on," a little child said.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: But he hasn't got anything on! the whole town cried out at last. But he hasn't got anything on! the whole town cried out at last.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: But the Emperor has nothing at all on! But the Emperor has nothing at all on!
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: It doesn't matter if you're born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan's egg! It doesn't matter if you're born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan's egg!
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: I know what you want. It is very stupid of you, but you shall have your way, and it will bring you to sorrow, my pretty princess. - The sea I know what you want. It is very stupid of you, but you shall have your way, and it will bring you to sorrow, my pretty princess. - The sea witch.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: I only appear to be dead. I only appear to be dead.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: How little do the wisest among us know of that which is so important to us all. How little do the wisest among us know of that which is so important to us all.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: A human life is a story told by God. A human life is a story told by God.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Where words fail, music speaks. Where words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: The heart that one can see clearly, for the most essential things are invisible The heart that one can see clearly, for the most essential things are invisible
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Every man's life is a fairy tale, written by God's fingers. Every man's life is a fairy tale, written by God's fingers.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: But shouldn't all of us on earth give the best we have to others and offer whatever is in our power? But shouldn't all of us on earth give the best we have to others and offer whatever is in our power?
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: [ ... ] and the pea was put in the museum, where it can still be seen, if no one has stolen it. [ ... ] and the pea was put in the museum, where it can still be seen, if no one has stolen it.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Now, if we only had as many casks of butter as there are people here, then I would eat lots of butter! Now, if we only had as many casks of butter as there are people here, then I would eat lots of butter!
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: To be of use to the world is the only way to be happy. To be of use to the world is the only way to be happy.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Flew out and bit him in the neck. "Let him alone," said the mother, "he is not doing any harm." "Yes, but he Flew out and bit him in the neck. "Let him alone," said the mother, "he is not doing any harm." "Yes, but he
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Well, it's not so easy to give an answer when you ask a stupid question! Well, it's not so easy to give an answer when you ask a stupid question!
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live. To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Because she could not go near all these wonderful things, she longed for them all the more. Because she could not go near all these wonderful things, she longed for them all the more.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Yes, it always pays when the wife believes and admits that her husband is the wisest man in the world and that whatever he does is right. Yes, it always pays when the wife believes and admits that her husband is the wisest man in the world and that whatever he does is right.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: The wiser a man becomes, the more he will read, and those who are wisest read most. The wiser a man becomes, the more he will read, and those who are wisest read most.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: The Ugly Duckling The classic story by Hans Christian The Ugly Duckling The classic story by Hans Christian
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Many, many steeples would have to be stacked one on top of another to reach from the bottom to the surface of the sea. Many, many steeples would have to be stacked one on top of another to reach from the bottom to the surface of the sea.
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: better than the others. I think he will grow up pretty, better than the others. I think he will grow up pretty,
Hans Christian Andersen quotes: Travelling expands the mind rarely. Travelling expands the mind rarely.