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Beverly Sills Quotes

A happy woman is one who has no cares at all; a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn't let them get her down.

A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.

Art is the signature of civilizations.

Attachment to spiritual things is... just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.

Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle's light.

Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality.

I lived through the garbage. I might as well dine on the caviar.

I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can't.

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

There is a growing strength in women but it's in the forehead, not the forearm.

You don't always get what you ask for, but you never get what you don't ask for... unless it's contagious!

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.