April '02 Epigrams of the Day

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

Seek first the kingdom of honesty and all the other graces acquire.

Personal liberty is the art of discrimination - knowing what you don't want and leaving it alone.

Happiness is a habit. If you do not get used to being happy here, you'll never be happy in Heaven.

Thus do all things move in circles.

A Punster is to a Humorist what a Burro is to a Horse.

Action will remove the doubt which theory cannot solve.

The most selfish people in the world are those who quit work to live a life of unselfishness.

Clothes don't make the man, but a "good front" has helped many a one get a job.

The man who marries a model housekeeper has more trouble than the hobo who reported, "One empty going East."

The difference between men is largely a matter of getting their goods into the front window.

This is my busy day.

Conversation, right conversation, is an enormous aid to self-advertisement.

The three sweetest words in the English language are, "Enclosed find check," or possibly, "I adore you."

It's tough to be a has-been, but to be a never-was is fierce.

It is easy to sympathize with the proletariat when you have nothing to give but advice.

Some of your griefs you have cured, and the sharpest you still have survived, but what torments of grief you endured, from the evils that never arrived.

Suppose you be, not merely seem.

If you have not known poverty, heart-hunger and misunderstanding, God has overlooked you, and you are to be pitied.

We are punished by our sins, not for them.

The world rewards cleverness before it does honesty. That is why I haven't got mine.

In loaning money the moral character of the borrower counts for more than his financial worth. Get busy on your character.

Those who can, do; those who cannot, organize a class and show others how.

Health is an achievement. If you want it you have to say so, and then work for it.

When the many advise you what you can not afford to miss in the way of a book, you can safely let it alone.

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