May '99 Epigrams of the Day

No one who loves a man - who respects him - ever pretends to know all about him. That pleasant assumption is left for his enemies.

Kiss your baby on top of the head, and let no one kiss him anywhere else. Grown-ups can kiss each other where they are invited - that's their privilege.

A woman is known by the man she keeps.

Life is a search for our own - for those whose hearts beat in unison with ours - who respond to the same vibrations.

They will talk anyway! There is no one alive who is not a by-word to somebody.

Cheap thinking and high kicking are the things that are sending this country to the demnation bow-wows!

Happiness is a habit: and you had better gather it fresh every day or you'll never get it at all.

If you can't be pure, you can at least be sanitary.

Motherhood: The headliner in God's great vaudeville.

The meanest habit in the world is that of self-pity.

Who are the half-baked? Oh the others, the others, the others!

Every man truly lives so long as he acts his nature or in some way makes good to the faculties of himself. Be yourself!

Never explain, never retract, never apologize - get the thing done and let them howl!

You get good by giving it.

Hike for Respectibilty, and cuddle safely under her Paisley, and it's you for a Mollycoddle. Get weaned, in God's name, get weaned!

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

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

Your relatives are people who neither know how to live or when to die.

The ideas that benefit a man are seldom welcomed by him on first presentation.

There is an Affinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will.

Life is an unfolding, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for those that lie beyond.

We take the bitterness out of life when we accept it in its entirety - drink ye all of it!

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."

What others say of me, matters little. What I myself say and do, matters much.

We sow an act and reap a habit: we sow a habit and reap a character: we sow a character and reap a destiny.

Drones do not live long - Nature is always working to rid herself of the useless.

Action will remove the doubt which theory cannot solve.

If you suffer, thank God! It is proof you are alive!

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