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Attitude
Engrave this Quote I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.
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-Peter Ustinov
Conformity & Nonconformity
Engrave this Quote In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
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-Peter Ustinov
Diplomacy
Engrave this Quote I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.
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-Peter Ustinov
Engrave this Quote A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.
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Dreams
Engrave this Quote Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.
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Friends
Engrave this Quote Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
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-Peter Ustinov, Dear Me, 1977
Humor
Engrave this Quote Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
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Ignorance & Stupidity
Engrave this Quote The stupidity of a stupid man is mercifully intimate and reticient, while the stupidity of an intellectual is cried from the rooftops.
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-Peter Ustinov, Dear Me
Laughter
Engrave this Quote I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world.
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Engrave this Quote Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.
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Love
Engrave this Quote Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
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Optimism
Engrave this Quote The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
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Parenting
Engrave this Quote Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.
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Prophecy
Engrave this Quote There is no question but that if Jesus Christ, or a great prophet from another religion, were to come back today, he would find it virtually impossible to convince anyone of his credentials despite the fact that the vast evangelical machine on American television is predicated on His imminent return among us sinners.
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Purpose
Engrave this Quote Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.
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-Peter Ustinov
Recognition
Engrave this Quote To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
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Responsibility
Engrave this Quote It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.
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Sex
Engrave this Quote Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.
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-Peter Ustinov, Interview by Wendy Leigh, Speaking Frankly (1978)
Work
Engrave this Quote In my day, there were things that were done, and things that were not done, and there was even a way of doing things that were not done.
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-Peter Ustinov

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