March '98 Epigrams of the Day

Do your work as well as you can and be kind.

Applaud us when we run, console us when we fall, cheer us when we recover, but for God's sake- let us pass on!

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

Little do ye know your own blessedness, for to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.

The man who allows his life to justify itself, and lets his work speak, and who when reviled reviles not again, must be a very great and lofty soul.

Men who have ideas and express them are yet at bay in the world.

To escape criticism : Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing!

The Devil gave us our relatives, but, thank God!, we can choose our friends.

Suppose you Be, instead of merely Seem.

He is a benefactor of mankind who makes two grins grow where there was only a grouch before.

A teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.

Constantly striving to make our best better.

Life is just one damn thing after another.

Action will remove doubt that theory can not solve.

Art is sex emotion, captured and organized.

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When in doubt, mind your own business.

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

When sinners entice thee, consent thou not - but take the name and address for future reference.

The Twelfth Commandment is this: Do not take yourself too damn serious.

Great love-letters are only written to great women.

Noah was six hundred years old before he knew how to build an ark. Don't lose your grip!

There may be some substitute for good nature, but so far it has not yet been discovered.

Clothes play a most important part in Cupid's pranks. Though the little god himself goes naked, he never allows his votaries to follow suit.

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

Expectancy is an exciting interval between rounds.

Some people get results if kindly encouraged - but give me the man who can do things in spite of hell!

What would be the good of havin' luck if nobody was glad, or of gettin' things, if there was nobody to divide with?

I love you because you love the things that I love.

Blessed is that man who has found his work.

Failure is only for those who think failure!

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