April '03 Epigrams of the Day

We are at times what we should be all the time.

Virtue has many preachers, but few martyrs.

Heaven is largely a matter of digestion, and come to think of it digestion is mostly a matter of mind.

There are two kinds of people in this world - those who are always getting ready to do something, and those who go ahead and do it.

He is a benefactor of mankind who makes two grins grow where there was only a grouch before.

To escape criticism : Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing!

The Twelfth Commandment is this: Do not take yourself too damn serious.

Life is just one damn thing after another.

The true solace for all private troubles is to lose yourself in your work.

When what you have done in the past looks large to you, you haven't done much today.

Loving because I must, giving because I can not keep, doing for the joy of it.

A word to the wise is unnecessary.

The grouch gets nothing but a cold in the head. Keep Sweet!

One of the great evidences of self-control is the power to forget.

Do not keep your kindness in water-tight compartments - if it runs over a bit 't will do no harm.

Difficulties afford heroism its opportunities. Blessed be difficulty!

To know the right woman is a liberal education.

Life is a sequence and the man who does great work has been long in training for it.

We need someone to believe in us - if we do well, we want our work commended, our faith corroborated.

The Twelfth Commandment is this: Do not take yourself too damn serious.

Writers seldom write the things they think. They simply write the things they think other folks think they think.

Celebrity is THE opiate of the Proletariat.

You get good by giving it.

Impossible things are simply those things which so far have never been done.

Give us the Bough, the Thou and the Jug in right proportion.

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