April '98 Epigrams of the Day

Perhaps the friends we have are only our other selves, and we get just what we deserve.

Keep an even temper, no matter what happens.

Imagination is sympathy illumined by love and ballasted by brains.

To know the right woman is a liberal education.

Difficulties afford heroism its opportunities. Blessed be difficulty!

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.

Joyous are the busy, dissatisfied the idle.

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

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

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

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

The mintage of wisdom is to know rest is rust, and that real life lies in Love, Laughter and Work.

Cheer up! - there is always room at the bottom.

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

Following the inner light: Doing what you want to do in spite of hell.

This is my busy day.

I am not sure what the unpardonable sin is, but I believe it is a disposition to evade the payment of small bills.

The man who sees a need is the one to supply it.

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

Do your work as well as you can and be kind.

An educated man is one with a universal sympathy for everything and a certain amount of knowledge about everything that is known, and who still is on the line of evolution and is learning to the end.

We need someone to believe in us - if we do well, we want our work commended, our faith corroborated. The individual who thinks well of you, who keeps his mind on your good qualities, and does not look for flaws, is your friend. Who is my brother? I'll tell you: He is the one who recognizes the good in me.

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.

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

It is a wise guy who does not monkey with his destiny.

The Roycroft Orb To return to the Epigram Guide Webpage.