Author Unknown

Author Unknown

Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.

An expert gossiper knows how much to leave out of a conversation

Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind

To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip, is to have lived well

If you would attain greatness, think no little thoughts.

We are born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.

People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example.

It never occurs to some politicians that Lincoln is worth imitating as well as quoting.

Children are natural mimics; they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.

The guilty catch themselves.

Good habits are formed; bad habits we fall into.

Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.

If happiness could be brought, few of us could pay the price.

Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.

Hate pollutes the mind.

Hatred is a boomerang which is sure to hit you harder than the one at whom you throw it.

If we miraculously became the people we hate, how lovable we would find ourselves.

Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it.

To feel \fit as a fiddle\" you must tone down your middle."

\Oh,\" replied his patient, with no malice aforethought, \"he told me to come and see you.\""

It is impossible to make wisdom hereditary.

It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside.

It is a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it.

Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.

Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.