February '98 Epigrams of the Day

The best preparation for tomorrow's work is to do your work as well as you can today.

The man who lives in the present, forgetful of the past and indifferent to the future, is the man of wisdom.

Success is the realization of the estimate you place upon yourself.

There is no joy in life equal to the joy of putting salt on the tail of an idea.

Love is an uplift and intoxication: eighty pounds of steam, with the monkeywrench on the blow-off; and the poem you write or the picture you paint is utilization of the exhaust.

You should always have someone to help you keep a secret.

I do not want any one to "belong" to me. I would hold my friend only by the virtue that is in my own soul.

Everything is waiting and watching you to see what signal you hoist from within - you attract that which you desire to attract.

It does not require much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.

Cultivate only those habits that you are willing should master you.

Poise, Patience, Love - these are the touchstones that surmount obstacles.

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

Don't aspire to be King of the Groucherinos - there are too many candidates now.

Love goes to those who are deserving - not to those who set snares for it and who lie in wait. The life of strife and contest never wins.

We grow by doing, not by thinking of our thoughts and feeling of our feelings.

Only the souls that have suffered are well loved.

Your friend is the man who knows all about you and still likes you.

The individual who has not known an all-absorbing love has not the spiritual vision that is a passport to Paradise.

It is a fine thing to be yourself.

There is a difference between joyous work and joyless toil - it is love that lightens labor.

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

Orators, people asleep, women in the toilet-room of a Pullman car, know nothing of the flight of time.

Be severe with nobody but yourself.

A good laugh is sunshine in a house.

Art is not a thing separate and apart; art is only the best way of doing things.

Aim high and believe yourself capable of great things.

Help yourself and everyone will help you.

Cooperate and assist - not criticize and find fault.

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