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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

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

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

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

Become the kind of person who brightens a room just by entering it.

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

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.

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

Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.

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

Dishonesty is like a boomerang. About the time you think all is well, it hits you in the back of the head.

It’s not your job to get people to like you, it’s your job to like people.

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