Ernest Hemingway Words of Wisdom: “Before you act listen, before you react think”


Before you act, listen, before you react, think, before you spend, earn, before you criticize, wait, before you pray, forgive, before you quit, try.

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.

Man is not made for defeat.

Never confuse movement with action.

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.

The shortest answer is doing the thing.

If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.

Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts.

Source: Ernest Hemingway; William Arthur Ward; Photo:Wordsonimages;