September '00 Epigrams of the Day

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

We make our money out of our friends - our enemies will not do business with us.

Reserve your best thoughts for the elect few.

Let that wheelbarrow be - wha't'ell do you know about machinery!!

If you have never made a fool of yourself, you are not in my class.

How beautiful that most of our troubles never happen!

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

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

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 real problem of life is how to live rightly in the world, not how to get away from it.

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.

Most poets think the scissors of Fate has cut them to write poetry.

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

Urge your own spontaneous thought against all prudential considerations, and the world will believe in you, or hate you - the difference is small.

Wisdom does not consist in banishing passion, but in purifying it.

Loving because I must, giving because I can not keep, doing for the joy of it.

A woman is known by the man she keeps.

Things are moving so fast nowadays that people who say it can't be done are interrupted by some one doing it.

The ability to perceive the absurd and laugh is proof of sanity.

Parties with an eczema for butting in, would do well to butt their heads three times against the wall and then take note that the wall falls not.

Love consists in this; that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

No man should be pitied, excepting the one whose future lies behind and whose past is constantly in front of him.

Women are made to be loved, not to be analyzed, vivisected or understood.

Do not expect gratitude, but when you find it, be grateful.

If you talk in your sleep, don't mention my name!

The graveyards are full of people the world could not do without.

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