October '02 Epigrams of the Day

Why not make this world a Flower-Bed, a Vegetable Garden and a Fruit-Farm?!

There are people who are in trouble, but their woe is nothing to that of those who expect trouble.

If a man is great it is not on account of his lapses and hobblings, but in spite of them.

Taste is the final test - in other words, tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.

Recipe: Concentrate, Consecrate, Work!

Sympathy is the sum of all virtues.

We always find insufferable any one who possesses our own recognized faults.

Love Nature, believe in Nature, trust Nature!

The man who cried "Eureka!" was a chucklehead. Any one who thinks he has found it, hasn't!

Recipe: Work, smile, study, play, love. Mix.

God help the rich - the poor can work!

If you can neither fly nor climb, don't be discouraged - perhaps you can kick.

You get what you chose to expose yourself to - and then some.

Not the leveling down, but the building up!

Prove your worth by work.

It pays to be good - I tried it once.

Lift the hymn, and thou shalt find Me; split the hair, and there am I.

If you can neither fly nor climb, don't be discouraged - you can always kick!

Initiative is doing the right thing - the needful thing - without being told.

Privilege cancels justice.

You get what you choose to expose yourself to - and then some.

The world is a mirror; it reflects what confronts it.

Ignorance is not so bad as deception.

Fear clogs - faith liberates.

Telescopes are not used for the same purpose that magnifying-glasses are.

The child mind greedily grabs; enlightened man gets and gives.

Rx: Equanimity, moderation; mix.

Produce great pumpkins - the pies follow. (Fra-in-Charge's note: This epigram is a honest-to-goodness Roycroft joke based on a real epigram that graces the front door of the Roycroft Inn, "Produce great people - the rest follows.")

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