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Tidbit of Humor: Epigrams for Today

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Epigrams for Today

These Epigrams fall into two categories for me. The first is things I would agree with or say about myself. The other is a short list of those which I wouldn't say about myself, but might apply to other people so I include them as well.

Now is the time for all good men to come to.

It is not miserable to be blind it is miserable to be incapable of enduring blindness.

If you've enjoyed a little and endured a lot, you've really done pretty well.

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.

Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their taste or their humor, to once from their reason.

The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, opium, or Liberalism.

For of those to whom much is given, much is required.

He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate, he who loves finds the gates open.

Due to the presence of fools, wise people stand out.

Justice delayed is justice denied.

The tools I need for my work are keyboard, monitor, coffee, food, and a little something to say.

The devil tempts all, but the idle man tempts the devil.

Promises are like babies Easy to make, hard to deliver

Every man has a sane spot somewhere.

You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.

The hatred of relatives is the most violent.

Look upon your chastening as God's chariots sent to carry your soul into the high places of spiritual achievement.

To read too few books is harmful.

The fire of glory is the torch of the mind.

Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.

Celebrity is never more admired than by the negligent.

Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records.

In love, there is always one who kisses and one who offers the cheek.

A hammer will shatter glass, but it will forge steel.

Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen?

Chance favors only the prepared mind.

Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how.

When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge.

It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.

The road to perseverance lies by doubt.

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.

Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.

Freedom is knowing who you really are.

It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual.

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.

Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.

Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.

There are no office hours for leaders.

Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are.

The "Kingdom of Heaven" is a condition of the heart -- not something that comes "upon the Earth" or "after death."

This is a short list of those which I wouldn't say about myself, but might apply to other people so I include them as well.

He who spares the bad injures the good.

At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.

Time And health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.

The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.

Threescore years and ten is enough. If a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb.

Old sins cast long shadows

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

Draw Not Your Bow Till the Arrow is Fixed

Hasty climbers have sudden falls

The further up the ladder you climb, the more your rear end is exposed.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife

First come, first served

Courage is fear that has said its prayesr.

Because you are a great idol, you believe yourself to be a great genius.

You took the trouble to be born, but no more.

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice, it whitens only the hair.

To fear death is to misunderstand life.

People do not notice the devil, even when he has them by the collar.

Fame is no plant that grows in mortal soil.

Facts are the most important thing in business. Study facts and do more than is expected of you.

The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. [RJM; to my way of thinking there is no superlative adjective for a liar but "worst".]

Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.

To read too many books is harmful.

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