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Oscar Hammerstein II Quotes





A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it, A song's not a song 'til you sing it, Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay, Love isn't love 'til you give it away!
 

Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star.
 

Do you love me because I'm beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?
 

I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn't write anything without hope in it.
 

If you become a teacher, by your pupils you'll be taught.
 

Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions.
 

The dearest things I know are what you are.
 

The number of people who will not go to a show they do not want to see is unlimited.
 

There is a very real relationship, both quantitatively and qualitatively, between what you contribute and what you get out of this world.
[Positive]
 

There is nothin' like a dame.
 

What is a sophisticate? He is a man who thinks he can swim better than he can and sometimes he drowns.
 

You gotta have a dream. If you don't have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?
 

You've got to be taught to hate and fear.