June '01 Epigrams of the Day

One of the great evidences of self-control is the power to forget.

States of mind influence Time. Duration dwindles under pleasure, it expands under the influence of pain.

Strong people are not so much advertised by their loving friends as by their rabid enemies.

A word to the wise is unnecessary.

I know that a certain attitude of mind and habit of action on my part will add to the peace, happiness and well being of other people.

When a man and a woman reach an altitude where they spiritualize their love, they are in no danger of wearing it out.

All I claim for myself is that I am right a part of the time. And that is better than to be dead wrong all the time, like some folks I know.

The loafer is usually busy keeping someone else from working!

Incompatibility! There is nothing worse!

An eye that can see nature; a heart that can feel nature; and the courage to follow nature.

We are at times what we should be all the time.

Time alone is the revealer.

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

Nudity is never indecent; clothes may be, and lingerie, I am told, often leads to limbo.

The man who has no enemies isn't anybody and has never done anything.

Get up and get busy. Get an acre and live on it. Get a spade and dig. Get off the backs of the workers. Get the shirkers off your back. Get honest. Get busy.

Urge your own spontaneous thought against all prudential considerations, and the world will believe in you, or hate you - the difference is small.

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

How beautiful that most of our troubles never happen!

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.

No man can instruct others in anything; we can, however, awaken thought and arouse impulses. And this is all there is of teaching - to supply an atmosphere in which thought can germinate and grow.

The men who act their thought, and think little of their act, are the ones who score.

Strong people are not so much advertised by their loving friends as by their rabid enemies.

Folks who harp on one string are not necessarily angels - they may be harpies.

When the doctor does not know what's the matter with the patient, he explains that it is the result of a lesion.

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