James Clavell Quotes

Top 78 wise famous quotes and sayings by James Clavell

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James Clavell quotes: The word of God surpasses earthly orders. The word of God surpasses earthly orders.
James Clavell quotes: That's the first rule of survival in enemy waters: volunteer nothing. That's the first rule of survival in enemy waters: volunteer nothing.
James Clavell quotes: The subject of the chapter is not what we might expect from the title. The subject of the chapter is not what we might expect from the title.
James Clavell quotes: You never know ... that's what makes life interesting. You never know ... that's what makes life interesting.
James Clavell quotes: Damn what you like, Pieterzoon. But don't damn liquor. It's the stuff of life! Damn what you like, Pieterzoon. But don't damn liquor. It's the stuff of life!
James Clavell quotes: Patience is important for a man, vital for a leader Patience is important for a man, vital for a leader
James Clavell quotes: Men don't apologize to ladies. Whatever they do is correct. Men don't apologize to ladies. Whatever they do is correct.
James Clavell quotes: The more I know, the more sure I am I know so little. The eternal paradox. The more I know, the more sure I am I know so little. The eternal paradox.
James Clavell quotes: The sun dances in her and she has an immense joy of life The sun dances in her and she has an immense joy of life
James Clavell quotes: Only by living at the edge of death can you understand the indescribable joy of life. Only by living at the edge of death can you understand the indescribable joy of life.
James Clavell quotes: Death and life are the same thing. This is the immutable law of nature. Death and life are the same thing. This is the immutable law of nature.
James Clavell quotes: It is sometimes wise to be abstract. It is sometimes wise to be abstract.
James Clavell quotes: The skyScorched by the sun,WeepsFecund tears. The sky
Scorched by the sun,
Weeps
Fecund tears.
James Clavell quotes: Anger is something you should only vent in front of intimates, and friends and relations. Never be angry in front of strangers because you lose face. Anger is something you should only vent in front of intimates, and friends and relations. Never be angry in front of strangers because you lose face.
James Clavell quotes: Like dew I was bornLike dew I vanish..and all that I have ever done Is but a dreamWithin a dream Like dew I was born
Like dew I vanish
..and all that I have ever done
Is but a dream
Within a dream
James Clavell quotes: Women don't have wisdom or knowledge in political things. Women don't have wisdom or knowledge in political things.
James Clavell quotes: What can I do to help thee?" he asked."Believe there is a tomorrow. What can I do to help thee?" he asked.
"Believe there is a tomorrow.
James Clavell quotes: quarreling avails nothing. quarreling avails nothing.
James Clavell quotes: The scarcity of years does not necessitate lack of wisdom. The scarcity of years does not necessitate lack of wisdom.
James Clavell quotes: Isn't it only laughter we can stay human? Isn't it only laughter we can stay human?
James Clavell quotes: His mind docketing the important things for future transcription. His mind docketing the important things for future transcription.
James Clavell quotes: It's always important to take time to study men important men. Friends and enemies. It's always important to take time to study men
important men. Friends and enemies.
James Clavell quotes: By universal custom, your enemy is never more polite than when he is planning or has planned your destruction. By universal custom, your enemy is never more polite than when he is planning or has planned your destruction.
James Clavell quotes: How beautiful life is and how sad! How fleeting, with no past and no future, only a limitless now. How beautiful life is and how sad! How fleeting, with no past and no future, only a limitless now.
James Clavell quotes: For a woman, old age is never pretty. For a woman, old age is never pretty.
James Clavell quotes: Secrets never leave you in peace, however much you wish or pray. Secrets never leave you in peace, however much you wish or pray.
James Clavell quotes: Guard yourself and your conscience no one else will and know that a bad decision at the right time can destroy you far more surely than any bullet! Guard yourself and your conscience no one else will and know that a bad decision at the right time can destroy you far more surely than any bullet!
James Clavell quotes: When a man's pride is injured, death is a small price to repay the insult. When a man's pride is injured, death is a small price to repay the insult.
James Clavell quotes: Gods are like people. They believe anything if you tell them right way. Gods are like people. They believe anything if you tell them right way.
James Clavell quotes: It's unseemly to criticize without knowledge. It's unseemly to criticize without knowledge.
James Clavell quotes: There are seven emotions, neh? Joy, anger, anxiety, adoration, grief, fear, and hate. If a man doesn't give way to these, he's patient. I'm There are seven emotions, neh? Joy, anger, anxiety, adoration, grief, fear, and hate. If a man doesn't give way to these, he's patient. I'm
James Clavell quotes: Sometimes full agreements, delicate agreements, should not be reduced into writing. Sometimes full agreements, delicate agreements, should not be reduced into writing.
James Clavell quotes: Of what real value is a title? The power is the only important thing Of what real value is a title? The power is the only important thing
James Clavell quotes: First the priests arrive. Then the conquistadores. First the priests arrive. Then the conquistadores.
James Clavell quotes: Sometimes it's wiser to give a quarry extra line that's how to catch a fish, neh? Sometimes it's wiser to give a quarry extra line
that's how to catch a fish, neh?
James Clavell quotes: The point is we both know life and understand death - and both believe treatment in hell and everywhere else depends on money. The point is we both know life and understand death - and both believe treatment in hell and everywhere else depends on money.
James Clavell quotes: A wise man prepares for treachery. A wise man prepares for treachery.
James Clavell quotes: It's only Christian to be chivalrous to your enemies. It's only Christian to be chivalrous to your enemies.
James Clavell quotes: Reminding himself to remember forever that the pen's a long arm from the grave. Reminding himself to remember forever that the pen's a long arm from the grave.
James Clavell quotes: What you do with strangers is ignore them for. No second chance, no sorry I did it, never accept an apology, but never, ever get angry with strangers. What you do with strangers is ignore them for. No second chance, no sorry I did it, never accept an apology, but never, ever get angry with strangers.
James Clavell quotes: It is not wise to notice another man's woman. It is not wise to notice another man's woman.
James Clavell quotes: So much of "normal, civilized" life is bull that you can't imagine ... What frightens you, doesn't frighten me, what frightens me, you'd laugh at. So much of "normal, civilized" life is bull that you can't imagine ... What frightens you, doesn't frighten me, what frightens me, you'd laugh at.
James Clavell quotes: There is no need to fear. We are all in God's hands. There is no need to fear. We are all in God's hands.
James Clavell quotes: Horses are far worse than men for treachery... Horses are far worse than men for treachery...
James Clavell quotes: Listen, if you want peace you must learn to drink cha from an empty cup. Listen, if you want peace you must learn to drink cha from an empty cup.
James Clavell quotes: You can find friends in manure, sometimes, my son. You can find friends in manure, sometimes, my son.
James Clavell quotes: There is no dignity for either the sufferer or the torturer There is no dignity for either the sufferer or the torturer
James Clavell quotes: It's good for a man to get drunk once in a while. It releases all the evil spirits. It's good for a man to get drunk once in a while. It releases all the evil spirits.
James Clavell quotes: You must be patient before you criticize. You must be patient before you criticize.