August '03 Epigrams of the Day

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

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

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

Enjoy what you have, work for what you lack.

Expectancy is an exciting interval between rounds.

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

The loafer is usually busy keeping someone else from working!

He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often and loved much.

Nudity is never indecent; clothes may be, and lingerie, I am told, often leads to limbo.

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

Instead of hitching your wagon to a star, suppose you just get in touch with the good-roads movement.

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

Success in life turns on salesmanship.

Commonsense is the ability to detect values.

Our sorrows are emotional small change.

Try these: a kind thought, a kind word, a kind deed.

Every good thing begins as something else.

Democracy is the mob organized by the ballot. Safety lies in educating the mob.

If you can't be pure, you can at least be sanitary.

Your quarrel with the world is only a quarrel with yourself. Get in line with the planets!

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