Author of Life's Little Instruction Book and A Father's Book of Wisdom, not to be confused with the singer
"Never underestimate your power to change yourself; never overestimate your power to change others."
"21 Suggestions for Success: Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. Be forgiving of yourself and others. Be generous. Have a grateful heart. Persistence, persistence, persistence. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. Commit yourself to constant improvement. Commit yourself to quality. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect. Be loyal. Be honest. Be a self-starter. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. Take good care of those you love. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud."
"A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place."
"Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did."
"Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery."
"Commit yourself to constant improvement. Commit yourself to quality. Be persistent, persistent, persistent... and have a grateful heart!"
"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."
"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, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."
"Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it, piece by piece--by thought, choice, courage and determination."
"Follow the three R's: - Respect for self. - Respect for others. - Responsibility for all your actions. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly."
"If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim."
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins--not through strength but by perseverance."
"Instruction for life: Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don't lose the lesson."
"It is my observation that too many of us are spending money we haven't earned to buy things we don't need to impress people we don't like."
"I've learned that it doesn't matter how your husband squeezes the toothpaste, the important thing is how he squeezes you."
"I've learned that you know your husband still loves you when there are two brownies left and he takes the smaller one."