July '03 Epigrams of the Day

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

People fit for self-government have it. Independence in men or nations is an achievement, not a bequest.

Slough your limitations.

The happiest mortals on earth are ladies who have been bereaved by the loss of their husbands.

To know the right woman is a liberal education.

Is he sincere? Probably not, if he is always asking this question about others.

Knowledge consists in having a stenographer who knows where to find the thing.

I know, I know - Fate has hammered me, too, hammered my soul into better shape than it once was. Relax, cease the struggle, and you have nothing with which to fight.

Most people who pride themselves on riding a hobby don't - the hobby is in the saddle.

Civilization is largely a matter of buttoning and unbuttoning.

If it was woman who put man out of Paradise, it is still woman, and woman only, who can lead him back.

Don't pray cream on Sunday and live skim milk the rest of the week.

Life is just one damn thing after another.

Don't sit down in the meadow and wait for the cow to back up and be milked - go after the cow!

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.

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