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

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If your kid makes one of those little homemade guitars out of a cigar box and rubber bands, don't let him just play it once or twice and then throw it away. Make him practice on it, every day, for about three hours a day. Later, he'll thank you.

Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

How come we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Mark Twain

The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.

Quentin Crisp

Belief is the death of intelligence.

Robert Anton Wilson

In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry or idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.

Lydia Sigourney

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.

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A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

Francis Bacon »

You couldn't be that good and not know it, somewhere in your secret heart, however much you'd been abused into affecting public humility.

Lois McMaster Bujold »