Margery Wilson Quotes For Success In Life

Margery Wilson (born Sara Barker Strayer) was an American actress, writer, and silent movie director. She appeared in 51 films between 1914 and 1939. These Margery Wilson quotes will motivate you.

Best Margery Wilson Quotes

  1. “a diplomat … is not worthy of the name unless he can say ‘no’ and make the other person like it – or at least not be offended by it.” ~ Margery Wilson
  2. “The hope of any nation lies in the personal qualities of its individual members.” ~ Margery Wilson
  3. “So few people can think and talk at the same time.” ~ Margery Wilson
  4. “Speaking of opinions, the charming woman does not air hers very freely. The crude woman is eager to let you know what she thinks of every matter, person or object that bobs up. She comments on every passing item – even in public, as you may have noticed. Not only is it bad taste for her to be so desperately interested in her own reactions and opinions – but she throws away the precious aura of reserve and mystery that makes a woman attractive.” ~ Margery Wilson
  5. “The steadily inward look leads us all to death, nations as well as persons, and is equally infantile in them all. Perhaps the most useful thing I have learned in my lifetime is that the process of maturing gradually turns the mind away from the small-self to the greater-self that is only served by serving others.” ~ Margery Wilson
  6. “they’re the sort of people one invites to lunch or tea, but never to dinner.” ~ Margery Wilson

  7. “If Democracy should fail, it would be because we had been so lacking in self-discipline that our personal problems had taken all our substance and energies, leaving us nothing of value to contribute to the commonwealth.” ~ Margery Wilson
  8. “Women will not, for many a year, perhaps never, descend again to the status of toys.” ~ Margery Wilson
  9. “Time is a friend – perhaps the best one we shall ever have. … Time is a now – and there is only now. Memories look backward. Hope looks ahead. But there is in reality only now.” ~ Margery Wilson
  10. “People make life. The more people, the more life.” ~ Margery Wilson
  11. “People will invite you and seek you constantly if you learn how to give them the extreme pleasure of being clever. People adore the one who encourages them to display their conversational wares and admires the display.” ~ Margery Wilson
  12. “Flirting is a cheap, dangerous shortcut to get something you can’t hold after you get it.” ~ Margery Wilson

  13. “To be alive is sufficient evidence that we are needed in the world. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be here.” ~ Margery Wilson
  14. “any fair-minded person will agree that humanity hasn’t the faintest inkling, at this time, of the powers and laws that will, sometime, be known and used.” ~ Margery Wilson
  15. “Try to think of your thoughts as boomerangs – that is actually what they are – except that our thoughts multiply and each returns to us with a brood like itself.” ~ Margery Wilson
  16. “No one could have been more surprised than I at my successes, and yet deep within me there was acknowledgment that had I not succeeded, I would have been equally surprised.” ~ Margery Wilson
  17. “All life is a delusion of the senses.” ~ Margery Wilson
  18. “The very thing that seems to impede your progress can often be turned to account for you.” ~ Margery Wilson

  19. “You can never be free from limitation until you are willing to recognize that you and you alone are responsible for what you are. After you have passed infancy you are not a victim of anything but your own thinking.” ~ Margery Wilson
  20. “If you happen to find it hard to have sustained conversations, try keeping your voice up at the end of the sentence. There is a charming graciousness in doing so, for it seems to say that you do not think your remarks are the last words to be said on the subject. It prevents you from seeming opinionated. How men dislike an opinionated woman! No one really likes her! To keep your voice up sounds as though you are interested in other people’s ideas. The subject is still open!” ~ Margery Wilson
  21. “Conversation is much like a tennis game except that in tennis you try to put the ball in the most difficult position for the one who must hit it – while in conversation you must try to put it where it will be easy to hit.” ~ Margery Wilson
  22. “Probably one of the reasons why gushing is so unattractive is that it leaves nothing for the listener to do.” ~ Margery Wilson
  23. “Charm lies in complete forgetfulness of self.” ~ Margery Wilson

  24. “Life pulls at bewildered humanity in so many ways! Blessed is the woman who makes her life a career of stimulating the courage of others.” ~ Margery Wilson
  25. “If you happen to find it hard to have sustained conversations, try keeping your voice up at the end of the sentence. There is a charming graciousness in doing so, for it seems to say that you do not think your remarks are the last words to be said on the subject. It prevents you from seeming opinionated. How men dislike an opinionated woman! No one really likes her! To keep your voice up sounds as though you are interested in other people’s ideas. The subject is still open!” ~ Margery Wilson

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