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All Quotes by author - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
" Acquaintances we meet, enjoy, and can easily leave behind; but friendship grows deep roots. "
" Always have something beautiful in sight, even if it's just a daisy in a jelly glass. "
" Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep. "
" Ask an older person you respect to tell you his or her greatest regret. "
" A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world. "
" Be as polite to the custodian as you are to the chairman of the board. "
" Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so. "
" Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery. "
" Commit yourself to a mighty purpose. "
" Compliment three people every day. "
" Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition. "
" Earn your success based on service to others, not at the expense of others. "
Service To Others
" Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from doing little things well. "
" Find a job you like and you add five days to every week. "
" For most of us, wisdom is acquired in the thicket of experience and usually meets us somewhere along the way if we live long enough. But sooner is better than later. "
" Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners. "
" Hold puppies, kittens, and babies anytime you get the chance. "
" Hope is not a resting place but a starting point - a cactus, not a cushion. "
" Hope is the magic carpet that transports us from the present moment into the realm of infinite possibilities. "
" If someone offers you a breath mint, accept it. "
" If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure. "
" In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely. "
" I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech. "
" It's true; once you are a father, there's no turning back. Your heart strings as well as your purse strings are never again the same. "
" Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others. "
" Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best. "
" Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. "
" Living big and joyful and content is almost always the result of our finding satisfaction in life's ordinary day-to-day pleasures. And God must be fond of them, too, for He made so many of them for us to enjoy. "
" Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own. "
" Luck marches with those who give their very best. "
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