April '01 Epigrams of the Day

The habit of fear, hate and cold feet is upon us all.

Be small and keep your voice loud - there is plenty of big precedent.

Keep your eye on Opportunity. Or she will never rest her eyes on you.

Self-pity is a form of conceit, & if you wish to call it defeat, you'll ring the bell.

The world reserves its big prizes but for one thing, and that is Initiative. Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. Next to doing the thing without being told, is to do it when you are told once.

How beautiful that most of our troubles never happen!

This is my busy day.

Who's making all that dam noise.

Never mind; if you can't get yourself arrested for scorching, perhaps you will be pinched for blocking the roadway.

We are moved only by the souls that have suffered and the hearts that know; and so all art that endures is a living, quivering cross-section of life.

The real problem of life is how to live rightly in the world, not how to get away from it.

Any man who moves people is going to get tongue-lashed and ink-spattered.

Keep your eye on Opportunity. Or she will never rest her eyes on you.

There is no joy in life equal to the joy of putting salt on the tail of an idea.

Women under thirty seldom know much unless Fate has been kind and cuffed them thoroughly.

A woman may admire, respect, revere and obey, but she does not love until a passion seizes upon her that has in it the abandon of Niagra.

Every fault is forgiven in the man of perfect candor.

If you have never made a fool of yourself, you are not in my class.

Having heard the Golden Rule highly recommended, the world is at last going to give it a trial.

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