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57 Inspiring Quotes by Philip James Bailey

  • Last updated Jul 27 2021

Welcome to our collection of quotes by Philip James Bailey.

Wikipedia Summary for Philip James Bailey

Philip James Bailey (born May 8, 1951) is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter and percussionist, best known as an early member and one of the two lead singers (along with group founder Maurice White) of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. Noted for his four-octave vocal range and distinctive falsetto register, Bailey has won seven Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire. Bailey was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for his work with the band.

Bailey has released several solo albums. Chinese Wall from 1984, which received a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, included the international hit, "Easy Lover", a duet with Phil Collins. "Easy Lover" won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance in a Video in 1985 and was Grammy nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.

In May 2008, Bailey was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music at Berklee's Commencement Ceremony where he was the commencement speaker.

brown and black tiger near body of water

Where imperfection ceaseth, heaven begins.

--Philip James Bailey

couple kissing under gray clouds

Respect is what we owe; love, what we give.

--Philip James Bailey

purple petaled flower with vase selective focus photography

Doubt is the shadow of truth.

--Philip James Bailey

green mountain ]

Lowliness is the base of every virtue, And he who goes the lowest builds the safest.

--Philip James Bailey

shallow focus photography of white flowers

Joys
Are bubble-like -- what makes them bursts them too.

--Philip James Bailey

pink and green flower painting

The course of Nature seems a course of Death, And nothingness the whole substantial thing.

--Philip James Bailey

man and woman kissing beside body of water during daytime

Could I love less, I should be happier now.

--Philip James Bailey

multicolored abstract painting

Write to the mind and heart, and let the ear Glean after what it can.

--Philip James Bailey

white wooden table near brown chair

Joys Are bubble-like -- what makes them bursts them too.

--Philip James Bailey

time lapse photography body of water

The beautiful are never desolate; But some one alway loves them -- God or man. If man abandons, God himself takes them.

--Philip James Bailey

selective photography of green leaf plant

Application is the price to be paid for mental acquisition. To have the harvest, we must sow the seed.

--Philip James Bailey

three clear drinking glasses with brown liquid

Hell is the wrath of God -- His hate of sin.

--Philip James Bailey

selective focus photography of sunflower

Wan night, the shadow goer, came stepping in.

--Philip James Bailey

turned on desk lamp beside pile of books

It matters not how long we live but how.

--Philip James Bailey

desert grassland

England! my country, great and free! Heart of the world, I leap to thee!

--Philip James Bailey


person holding hands

Error is worse than ignorance.

--Philip James Bailey

shallow focus photography of books

The temples perish, but the God still lives.

--Philip James Bailey

brown and gray stick

What men call accident is God's own part.

--Philip James Bailey

empty pathway

Surely the stars are images of love.

--Philip James Bailey


green leaf tree near mountain covered by snow at daytime

Evil then results from imperfection.

--Philip James Bailey

close-up photo of pink flower

My favoured temple is an humble heart.

--Philip James Bailey

yellow painted wall

Dewdrops, Nature's tears, which she Sheds in her own breast for the fair which die. The sun insists on gladness; but at night, When he is gone, poor Nature loves to weep.

--Philip James Bailey

man jumping on hill during golden hour

America, thou half-brother of the world; with something good and bad of every land.

--Philip James Bailey

foggy mountain summit

There is no disappointment we endure one-half so great as what we are to ourselves.

--Philip James Bailey

brown and red paint brushes

Stars which stand as thick as dewdrops on the field of heaven.

--Philip James Bailey

gray concrete floor

Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him.

--Philip James Bailey


man skiing on land

Lips like rosebuds peeping out of snow.

--Philip James Bailey

white stars cutout on black surface with red string

Youth might be wise; we suffer less from pains than pleasures.

--Philip James Bailey

elephants on green grass field during daytime

When night hath set her silver lamp high, Then is the time for study.

--Philip James Bailey

pink and white flowers on white surface

We must not pluck death from the Maker's hand.

--Philip James Bailey

blue and white painted wall

It is no great misfortune to oblige ungrateful people, but an unsupportable one to be forced to be under an obligation to a scoundrel.

--Philip James Bailey


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True faith nor biddeth nor abideth form,
The bended knee, the eye uplift; is all
Which men need render; all which God can bear.
What to the faith are forms? A passing speck,
A crow upon the sky.

--Philip James Bailey

green leaf in close up photography

Life is less than nothing without love.

--Philip James Bailey

four person standing beside wall

For ivy climbs the crumbling hall To decorate decay.

--Philip James Bailey

cat in space

As the master so the valet.

--Philip James Bailey

green fern plant

Death is another life.

--Philip James Bailey

white paint palette with black paint beside ink bottle and paint brush

Love spends his all, and still hath store.

--Philip James Bailey

purple petaled flower with vase selective focus photography

The heart is its own Fate.

--Philip James Bailey

green trees under white sky during daytime

The sun, centre and sire of light, The keystone of the world-built arch of heaven.

--Philip James Bailey

white satellite dish under starry night

The worst way to improve the world is to condemn it.

--Philip James Bailey

yellow green leaf

There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.

--Philip James Bailey

red rose

Death, thou art infinite; it is life is little.

--Philip James Bailey


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I run the gauntlet of a file of doubts,
Each one of which down hurls me to the ground.

--Philip James Bailey

blue sky and white clouds

See the gold sunshine patching, And streaming and streaking across The gray-green oaks; and catching, By its soft brown beard, the moss.

--Philip James Bailey

pink petaled flowers under trees at daytime

We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives,
Who thinks most, feels noblest, acts the best.

--Philip James Bailey

flock of birds flying under blue sky during daytime

The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self.

--Philip James Bailey

photo of gray moon

Leave the poor Some time for self-improvement. Let them not Be forced to grind the bones out of their arms For bread, but have some space to think and feel Like moral and immortal creatures.

--Philip James Bailey


white and black boat on sea during daytime

Envy's a coal comes hissing hot from Hell.

--Philip James Bailey

purple and white clouds during night time

I cannot love as I have loved,
And yet I know not why;
It is the one great woe of life
To feel all feeling die.

--Philip James Bailey

white snow mountain

Mind and night will meet, though in silence, like forbidden lovers.

--Philip James Bailey

assorted books on wooden table

Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.

--Philip James Bailey

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