May '00 Epigrams of the Day

This habit of expectancy always marks the strong man. It is a form of attraction: our own comes to us because we desire it; we find what we expect to find, and we receive what we ask for. All life is a prayer - strong natures pray most - and every earnest, sincere prayer is answered.

Minimize friction and create harmony. You can get friction for nothing, but harmony costs courtesy and self-control.

Initiative is wopping the Opposition on the Cabeza, and following through with another to his Adam's Apple, before he gets set!

Express yourself of course, but do it C.O.D.

If you want a thing done well, take it to a busy man.

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Send me where bright men and women dwell.

A man of character and energy, who expects to be something worth while in this life, leaves the future world to take care of itself, and is active and useful in this.

That one is born every minute is a conservative estimate.

Be small and keep your voice loud - there is plenty of big precedent.

Requisites for a strong character: Bold design, constant practice, frequent mistakes.

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

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

If you believe in the goodness and wisdom of numbers, then never denounce a lynching-party.

In the Promised Land there were always a few people who kicked because the Milk was too yellow and the Honey too sweet.

Fortitude is that quality of mind which does not care what happens as long as it does not happen to us.

Do not try to produce Art - reproduce life, and let it go at that.

Followers follow as far as the path is good, but at the first bog they balk. Doubters are always recruited from the ranks of the followers.

Art is largely a matter of hair-cut. - Ali Baba

It is always the nearest, plainest and simplest principles that men comprehend last.

Joyous are the busy, dissatisfied the idle.

Following the inner light: Doing what you want to do in spite of hell.

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

Breathe more, eat less, and think well of everybody - especially doctors.

Life is a compromise between fate and free-will.

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