H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Quotes

Remember that how you say something is as important as what you say.

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.

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.

Judge your success by the degree that you’re enjoying peace, health, and love.

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

Measure your wealth by what you’d have left if you lost all your money.

Every person that you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Apply this simple rule to your conversations: If you wouldn’t write it down and sign it, don’t say it.

Don’t expect others to listen to your advice and ignore your example.

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails

Remember that just the moment you say, “I give up,” someone else seeing the same situation is saying, “My, what a great opportunity.”

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.

Someone will always be looking at you as an example of how to behave. Don’t let him down.

Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over.

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.

Kind words and good deeds are eternal. You never know where their influence will end.

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.

Instruction for life: Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 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.