June '03 Epigrams of the Day

No one will believe in you until you believe in yourself.

To understand things at your door is the best preparation for understanding those beyond.

It takes energy to think. It is so much easier to jump to conclusions or accept some one else's view, than to climb, see and decide for yourself.

The human face is the alphabet of the soul.

Beaten paths are for the Lilliputs. Climb the fence and cut across if you expect to "arrive."

Any blithering idiot can be waited on, but it takes intelligence and skill to serve.

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

Life is a sequence and the man who does great work has been long in training for it.

The true solace for all private troubles is to lose yourself in your work.

Blessed are they who do not look for an easy job; for they are the only ones who shall find it.

To the great masses, no theory of life is true until it is proved practical.

Initiative: Doing the right thing without being told.

The habit of fear, hate and cold feet is upon us all.

How beautiful that most of our troubles never happen!

If you help yourself, everyone will help you.

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

There are only two classes of men who live in history: those who crowd a thing to its extreme limit, and those who then arise and cry, "Hold!"

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!

Things that chew the cud do not catch anything.

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

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

Great men are not so great as we think them, and dull people are not quite so dense as they seem.

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