Quotes by Brooks Hays

Fill your mouth with marbles and make a speech. Every day reduce the number of marbles in your mouth and make a speech. You will soon become an accredited public speaker -- as soon as you have lost all your marbles.

Brooks Hays

Other Great Authors

The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odors that lie on the track of truth.

George Eliot

In order to be profoundly dishonest, a person must have one of two qualities either he is unscrupulously ambitious, or he is unswervingly egocentric.

Maya Angelou

Statistician A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits that under analysis some of them won't stand up either.

Evan Esar

Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.

Raymond Chandler

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.

Jerry Chin

Civility costs nothing and buys everything.

Mary Wortley Montagu »

I had rather be right than be President.

Henry Clay »

Most people live ninety percent in the past, seven percent in the present, and that only leaves three percent for the future.

John Steinbeck, The Winter of our Discontent »