November '95 Epigrams of the Day

A school should not be a preparation for life. A school should be life.

Some howl before they are hurt, others refuse to groan even afterwards.

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.

The Buffalo Jones who lassoes an idea and hog-ties it is the only lad that really counts.

If you lend a willing ear to a man's troubles, you make them your own, and you do not lessen his.

It takes brains to make money, but any dam fool can inherit. P.S.: I never inherited any money.

The sad thing about the optimist is his state of mind concerning himself.

Just how much discord is required in God's formula for a successful life, no one knows; but it must have a use, for it is always there.

I am not sure just what the unpardonable sin is, but I believe it is a disposition to evade the payment of small bills.

To be effective one must be unaffected.

Folks who think they are better than others, usually aren't.

Labor is the only prayer that is ever answered.

Few people, comparatively, think for themselves.

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