September '01 Epigrams of the Day

On the other side, where all things are revealed, men wear hats two sizes smaller than here.

Do not dump your woes upon people - keep the sad story of your life to yourself. Troubles grow by recounting them.

Life has sorrow enough of its own without adding to it cats.

Do not go out of your way to do good, but do good whenever it comes your way.

Breathe more, eat less, and think well of everybody - especially doctors.

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

To be stupid when inclined and dull when you wish is a boon that goes only with high friendship.

Hate: 1. The shoal on which our bark is stranded. 2. A habit.

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.

No one who loves misunderstands.

Don't aspire to be King of the Groucherinos - there are too many candidates now.

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

When what you have done in the past looks large to you, you haven't done much today.

Fear not that your life should come to an end, but rather fear that it may never have a beginning.

Here are heart-throbs for the Belgian mothers, and all those other mothers with babes unborn, who search amid the ashes for love-tokens.

Bill Kaiser (superintending the great Bonfire of Art treasures in Louvain) - Have all the vanities of earth been piled on? The Devil (watching from behind a pillar) - All except you and me. But have a little patience!

Bill's business is to daub blood on the doorposts of every once happy home in the world.

One can declare War, but it takes two to conclude Peace.

All honor to those of the Vaterland in America who love the Vaterland and yet repudiate Kruppism!

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