December '03 Epigrams of the Day

Anchorage is what most people pray for, when what we really need is God's great open sea.

Many people think they are psychic when they are only seasick. Heave ho!

The less you require looking after, the greater is your reward.

In the Promised Land there were always a few people who kicked because the Milk was too yellow and the Honey too sweet.

Practical Politics: A glad hand, and a swift kick in the pants.

Keep an even temper, no matter what happens.

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.

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

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

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

Enjoy what you have, work for what you lack.

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

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

Folks who do not know how to take The Webpage of the Roycrofters had better not.

How beautiful that most of our troubles never happen!

Self-pity is a form of conceit, & if you wish to call it defeat, you'll ring the bell.

Do not go out of your way to do good, but do good whenever it comes your way.

God always gives us strength to bear the troubles of each day; but He never calculated on our piling the troubles past, and those to come, on top of those of today.

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

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

If you talk in your sleep, don't mention my name!

The habit of fear, hate and cold feet is upon us all.

Every good thing begins as something else.

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