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.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
While we may lose heart, we never have to lose hope.
Always have something beautiful in sight, even if it's just a daisy in a jelly glass.
There is a fundamental question we all have to face. How are we to live our lives; by what principles and moral values will we be guided and inspired?
Mature love is composed and sustaining; a celebration of commitment, companionship, and trust.
A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world.
Ask an older person you respect to tell you his or her greatest regret.
Never marry someone in hope that they'll change later.
Remember that a gesture of friendship, no matter how small, is always appreciated.
Remember that life's big changes rarely give advance warning.
Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition.
When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is, it's a good indication of what you're made of.
When you have nothing important or interesting to say, don't let anyone persuade you to say it.
Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.
Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.
Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
You can't hire someone to practice for you.
Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity of others.
Hope is not a resting place but a starting point - a cactus, not a cushion.
Hold puppies, kittens, and babies anytime you get the chance.
Put a love note in his shaving kit before he leaves on a business trip.
Compliment three people every day.
Measure your wealth by what you'd have left if you lost all your money.
Be as polite to the custodian as you are to the chairman of the board.
Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning.
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.
Tell your wife often how terrific she looks.
Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from doing little things well.
Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.
If someone offers you a breath mint, accept it.
In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.
When facing a difficult task, act as though it is impossible to fail. If you are going after Moby Dick, take along the tartar sauce.
Hope is the magic carpet that transports us from the present moment into the realm of infinite possibilities.
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.
Young love is wild and outrageous, laughing at moderation and blinding us to common sense.
Acquaintances we meet, enjoy, and can easily leave behind; but friendship grows deep roots.
Remember that no relationship is a total waste of time. You can always learn something about yourself.
See any detour as an opportunity to experience new things.
Commit yourself to a mighty purpose.
Earn your success based on service to others, not at the expense of others.
Watch your finances like a hawk.
We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort when all we really need to be happy is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure.
Oh, the difference between nearly right and exactly right.
You either make dust or eat dust.
Luck marches with those who give their very best.