September '03 Epigrams of the Day

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!

I love you because you love the things I love.

The man who has no enemies isn't anybody and has never done anything.

If a man write a better book or preach a better sermon than his neighbors, the world will bring rat-traps to his door, tho he live in a forest.

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

The true solace for all private troubles is to lose yourself in your work.

Expectancy is an exciting interval between rounds.

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 measure of success is the measure of desire.

No one can be considered great who does move until he is pushed.

The desire to partake and to contribute must balance each other.

Life is just one damn thing after another.

Breathe deeply of God's great Out-o'-Doors. It's all free and Providence ordered it that way!

Strong people are not so much advertised by their loving friends as by their rabid enemies.

A word to the wise is unnecessary.

All I claim for myself is that I am right a part of the time. And that is better than to be dead wrong all the time, like some folks I know.

Do not grab for glory - do something and it will gravitate to you.

I know that a certain attitude of mind and habit of action on my part will add to the peace, happiness and well being of other people.

Writers seldom write the things they think. They simply write the things they think other folks think they think.

Difficulties afford heroism its opportunities. Blessed be difficulty!

Nature needs you in her business and will keep you on earth just as long as you are useful.

The mintage of wisdom is to know rest is rust, and that real life lies in Love, Laughter and Work.

Do your work as well as you can and be kind.

Following the inner light: Doing what you want to do in spite of hell.

The Roycroft Orb To return to the Epigram Guide Webpage.