February '00 Epigrams of the Day

Popularity is the triumph of the commonplace.

If we ask for the Parcel Post, and ask in faith, we will get it. Work and pray - hustle and supplicate - there is nothing finer.

He alone is a pauper who neither inspires nor yet provokes love.

I believe that love should be free; which is not saying that I believe in free-love.

The education gained at the expense of nerves and digestion is of small avail.

Ideas are fine but we must have them materialized. Today America wants people who can lubricate the vast national machine, reduce the friction and waste and all that impairs its value or work.

Extraordinary things are a matter of persistency and patience.

There is in the human heart a certain way of holding the Diogenes lantern by which may be met a man.

To know when to obey and when to suggest, is sanity - but when in doubt, do as you are told!

Every great and excellent thing in the world has had to fight for its right to live.

Personality is excess; if you are not abnormal at some point, you have not character.

Prosperity, success and pleasure may be rough in grain and course in fiber, but sorrow is ever the most sensitive of all things God has made.

Fear less - hope more; eat less - chew more; whine less - breathe more; hate less - love more, and all good things are yours.

Any one who has a really serious desire to improve humanity's job-lot, should begin on the aggregation contained within his own epidermis.

In every village are wise men who sit on the fence in summer, and near the stove in winter, and tell how things should be done.

Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.

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

Cooperation to most folks is doing what they want you to do and doing it quickly.

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.

Travel helps one to realize that the perversity of things is not in the things, or in other people, but in one own's heart. Our weaknesses are part of out luggage.

The building up of any and every beneficent institution - commercial, artistic, educational, has been a struggle against misunderstanding, inertia and stupidity.

Advice to Young Person taking course in Ad. writing: In preparing copy for patent medicine, you will endeavor not so much to prove the disease curable, as to convince the reader that he has it.

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

Art is the beautiful way of doing things.

When we reach Utopia we always find the map has deceived us, and so we sail on. This is Progress.

Faith is fog - knowledge is seeing.

It is far safer to trust a normal human heart than a critical, legal mind.

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