December '98 Epigrams of the Day

Reversing your treatment of the man you've wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.

A woman is known by the man she keeps.

You get good by giving it.

The great man is great on account of certain positive qualities that he possesses, not through the absence of faults.

The people who are not up on a thing are usually down on it.

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

Fool patients evolve fool doctors, just as rogue clients manage to secure rogue attorneys to do their bidding.

The ability to perceive the absurd and laugh is proof of sanity.

The best lesson in life is Self Reliance, and the college that inculcates this best will approach the ideal.

No man should be pitied, excepting the one whose future lies behind and whose past is constantly in front of him.

Who ever heard of anyone catching a cold when he was having a good time!

A heart that has learned to trust can be at rest in the world.

Self-esteem is a good thing, but not when you carry a pedestal under your arm ready for instant use.

If you know not the highest love, you can not depict the highest joy.

Love can create a world that is healed and holy. The two are the same thing.

Those who can, do; those who can't, criticize.

The love you seek is seeking you at this moment.

Be sincere but don't be serious - at the last nothing matters much. Mortals give things an importance quite beyond their gravity.

The way to live the Ideal Life is to try to make life ideal for someone else.

Many are cold, but few are frozen.

Things are moving so fast nowadays that people who say it can't be done are interrupted by some one doing it.

Beware of the advice of a discouraged man.

A corkscrew will never pull a man out of trouble.

Parties with an eczema for butting in, would do well to butt their heads three times against the wall and then take note that the wall falls not.

Every man truly lives so long as he acts his nature or in some way makes good to the faculties of himself. Be yourself.

Do not expect gratitude, but when you find it, be grateful.

The best time to reform is yesterday.

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Love consists in this; that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

Audacity is not necessarily genius.

Women are made to be loved, not to be analyzed, vivisected or understood.

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