January '02 Epigrams of the Day

We live on the electricity in the air much more than we do on the food we put in our mouths.

The charm of reading is in the recognition of what we know.

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

Men who succeed have faith in themselves, and have faith in their fellows. Doubt either and you are a haswasser.

Men who succeed have faith in themselves, and have faith in their fellows. Doubt either and you are a haswasser.

He who influences the thought of his times influences all the times that follow.

Calm, patient, persistent pressure wins.

The manner in which a man lies about a fact may be more interesting than the fact itself.

The Divine Economy is automatic, and very simple: We receive only that which we give.

Don't be sensitive - if you are set on a high clutch, go slow.

At the Last Great Day, if you find yourself in the pen reserved for sheep, rest assured it is because you are a mutton-head.

The short sentence and a good disrespect of grammar are essentials to good writing.

Sir Oliver Lodge says that a planet not in motion would quickly dissolve into a gas and be lost, absolutely, as an individual. Moral - Keep busy, you lobster.

A very slight irritation in the teeth throws the soul on the horn of the saddle.

I know of a man who got a liberal education while waiting for his wife to put on her hat.

Some sin through excess of love; others through lack of it, and these most of all.

Your instincts are never wrong, but beware of psychic cramps.

Mutual helpfulness makes for mutual happiness, and is the only morality.

May Irwin's motto, "Don't Argufy," isn't so bad as a working maxim, after all.

Don't be a passenger - get busy helping this craft along!

Recipe: Concentrate, Consecrate, Work!

Taste is the final test - in other words, tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.

Friendship between a man and a woman is the rarest thing in life. What we usually find is passion, adoration or revulsion.

We do not want a thing because it is good, but we call it good because we want it.

We always find insufferable any one who possesses our own recognized faults.

If you've got a Devil in you put him to work; His energy is very excellent if rightly directed.

The only right I want is the right to be useful.

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