H. Jackson Brown Jr. Quotes
- Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
2. Let refining and improving your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
3. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
4. Never deprive someone of hope it may be all they have.
5. Give people a second chance, but not a third.
6. Remember that a minute of anger denies you sixty seconds of happiness.
7. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
8. Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.
9. Spend your time and energy creating, not criticizing.
10. People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
11. Remember that the more you know, the less you fear.
12. I’ve learned that you know your husband still loves you when there are two brownies left and he takes the smaller one.
13. When you’re lost, admit it, and ask for directions.
14. Marry a woman you love to talk to. As you get older, her conversational skills will be as important as any other.
15. Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
16. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.”
17. Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation.
18. Don’t think you can relax your way to happiness. Happiness comes as a result of doing.
19. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
20. Set aside your dreams for your children and help them attain their own dreams.
21. Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.
22. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
23. Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
24. Encourage anyone who is trying to improve mentally, physically, or spiritually.
25. If you want to do something and you feel in your bones that it’s the right thing to do, do it. Intuition is often as important as facts.
26. Don’t dismiss a good idea simply because you don’t like the source.
27. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
28. Commit yourself to constant improvement. Commit yourself to quality. Be persistent, persistent, persistent…and have a grateful heart!
29. Lose without excuses. Win without boasting.
30. Don’t carry a grudge.
31. Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over.
32. Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in the harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out.
33. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
34. I’ve learned that when a man with money meets a man with experience, the man with experience ends up with the money and the man with the money ends up with experience.
35. Your mind can only hold one thought at a time. Make it a positive and constructive one.
36. You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
37. Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.
38. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.
39. Resist telling people how something should be done. Instead, tell them what needs to be done. They will often surprise you with creative solutions.
40. Remember that the biggest gap in the world is between ‘I should’ and ‘I did.
41. Every person that you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.
42. Remember that every age brings new opportunities.
43. Do battle against prejudice and discrimination wherever you find it.
44. Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.
45. I’ve learned to keep looking ahead. There are still so many good books to read, sunsets to see, friends to visit, and old dogs to take walks with.
46. When starting out, don’t worry about not having enough money. Limited funds are a blessing, not a curse. Nothing encourages creative thinking in quite the same way.
47. Remember that what’s right isn’t always popular, and what’s popular isn’t always right.
48. Good manners sometimes mean simply putting up with other people’s bad manners.
49. In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.
50. Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eyes.
51. Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
52. Just because you earn a decent wage, don’t look down on those who don’t.
53. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.
54. If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.
55. Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.
56. The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
57. Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
58. Practice empathy. Try to see things from other people’s points of view.
59. Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.
60. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
61. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
62. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day.
63. Let some things remain mysterious.
64. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
65. If you’re doing your best, you won’t have time to worry about failure.
66. Every once in a while life hands you a moment so precious, so overwhelming you almost glow.
67. Follow the three R’s: Respect for self. Respect for others. Responsibility for all your actions.
68. Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.
69. Become a tourist for a day in your own hometown. Take a tour. See the sights.
70. Don’t delay acting on a good idea. Chances are someone else has just thought of it, too. Success comes to the one who acts first.
71. Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backward, or sideways.
72. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
73. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.
74. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
75. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
76. When tempted to criticize your parents, spouse, or children, bite your tongue.
77. When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails.
78. Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.
79. Be tough-minded but tenderhearted.
80. Live and learn and pass it on.
81. I’ve learned that moving away from my closest friends was much, much harder to do than I ever thought it would be.
82. Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.
83. When complimented, a sincere “thank you” is the only response required.
84. Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
85. Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
86. Life is slippery. We all need a loving hand to hold onto.
87. Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
88. Pay as much attention to the things that are working positively in your life as you do to those that are giving you trouble.
89. I’ve learned… . That being kind is more important than being right.
90. Let people know what you stand for and what you won’t stand for.
91. A kiss on the beach when there is a full moon is the closest thing to heaven.
92. Never be ashamed of honest tears.
93. Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
94. Judge your success by the degree that you’re enjoying peace, health, and love.
95. There are people who will always come up with reasons why you can’t do what you want to do. Ignore them.
96. The 3 most powerful resources you have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
97. When you really like someone, tell them. Sometimes you only get one chance.
98. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
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