May '02 Epigrams of the Day

When an Anarchist gets a job, buys a lot and begins to build a home, the "Cause" has lost him, and can never get him back for a boutonniere, or just for a ribbon to stick on his coat. When a Socialist starts a restaurant and begins to prosper, his Socialistic zeal begins to lukewarm and his comrades go into mourning for him as for one who is dead.

The Hammer and Tongs are all right, but do not misuse them.

Music vibrates thru a man's being and rouses him into a higher life.

Cheer up - there is always room at the bottom.

Beware of the doctor who talks about "cure," instead of looking for the cause.

Following the Inner Light: Doing what you want to do in spite of hell.

No one but an Aviator has a right to look down on others.

If you can make the Colleges stand for human service, not fringe, you have solved the problem.

Motherhood: The headliner in God's great vaudeville.

And remember this: Yesterday's successes belong to yesterday, with all of yesterday's defeats and sorrows. The day is Here. The time is Now.

The Devil was the first Reformer. Not only did he wear a red tie, but he wore an entire smart suit of red, and always signed himself, "Yours for the Revolution!"

The prophet without honor is the one who does not know how to advertise.

Humility is a form of energy. It is simply going after the thing by another route, and deceiving yourself as to the motive.

Judge Landis rules that the lady who exploits her husband's trousers is only entitled to one-third of the find.

Only character counts - and it doesn't, unless used for human service.

Honors are pleasant, but revenues are necessary. "The Fra" is Two dollars a year!

Slough your limitations.

Do not let fear collar you - there is no more danger from lightening if you are running than standing still.

Just you please listen to my advice: Take nobody's.

One year at college is safer than four.

All of the manifest beauty of earth is only Nature's nuptial decoration.

Woman usually has the last word first.

The average man plays to the gallery of his own self-esteem.

Those who can, do; those who can't, criticize.

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