March '99 Epigrams of the Day

No one knows a thing for sure until he tells it to someone else.

To the average mind sequence is proof.

The problem of a schoolteacher is to manage the parents.

The man who can't think, will not allow any one else to if he can help it.

Studied poses and memorized sentences will not take the place of soul freedom.

The less you require looking after, the greater is your reward.

Unrequited: Used generally with the word love. Inability to make both ends meet.

All Roycrofters appreciate a Good Horse and the Open road.

Surgery: An adjunct, more or less, valuable to the diagnostician.

Nature in her endeavors to keep man well has not only to fight disease, but often the doctor as well.

Men who really love books always have young hearts.

As a rule, the man who can do all things equally well is a very mediocre individual.

As a matter of choice, platonic love is better than plutonic.

When a good man moves, all the good people move with him. Good people always surround a good man.

There is nothing breaks so many friendships as a difference of opinion as to what constitutes wit.

A woman may admire, respect, revere and obey, but she does not love until a passion seizes upon her that has in it the abandon of Niagra.

Find your joy in what you do, not in what you intend to do.

Many a man goes through life with a spray of mistletoe pinned to his coat tail. Prithee, omit it!

All the world's a stage, but the parts are cast hap-hazard.

Live like a sensible poor man, no matter how much money you have, or it's locomotor ataxia for you, and the nut college for your children.

Ordinary people are interested in extraordinary things, extraordinary people are interested in ordinary things.

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what is best to do.

There is nothing quite so hygienic as friendship; to love and be loved means an even pulse, clear eyes, good digestion, sound sleep - success.

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

Nothing is deep, difficult or profound when understood.

Nature has no use for the person who quits, so she just takes his word for it.

Falling in love is the beginning of wisdom.

The greater comprehends the less, but the less can not comprehend the greater.

If you want others to think well of you, set them an example by thinking well of yourself.

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