April '04 Epigrams of the Day

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

How beautiful that most of our troubles never happen!

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

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

Let that wheelbarrow be - wha't'ell do you know about machinery!!

It is what we think and what we do that make us what we are.

You get good by giving it.

Come, Andi - le's go, before we laugh our goll-darned heads off!

If a man write a better book or preach a better sermon than his neighbors, the world will bring rat-traps to his door, tho he live in a forest.

Remorse is the form that failure takes when it has made a grab and got nothing.

The loafer is usually busy keeping someone else from working!

Recipe for bringing up your children to be kind and considerate: Be kind and considerate.

An eye that can see nature; a heart that can feel nature; and the courage to follow nature.

Strong people are not so much advertised by their loving friends as by their rabid enemies.

Your relatives are people who neither know how to live or when to die.

Society is very tolerant. It forgives everything but truth.

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

To be stupid when inclined and dull when you wish is a boon that goes only with high friendship.

Remember the work week and keep it holy.

People fit for self-government have it. Independence in men or nations is an achievement, not a bequest.

No man wins his greatest fame in that to which he has given most of his time: it's his side issue, the thing that he does for recreation, his heart's play-spell, that gives him immortality.

I know, I know - Fate has hammered me, too, hammered my soul into better shape than it once was. Relax, cease the struggle, and you have nothing with which to fight.

There are six requisites in every happy marriage. The first is Faith and the remaining five are Confidence.

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