Ann Landers Quotes

  • Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
  • Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
  • People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
  • People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another. They don't consider it servitude.
  • Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.
  • The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.
  • If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you'll be married to a man who cheats on his wife.
  • Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
  • You need that guy like a giraffe needs strep throat.
  • I don't believe that you have to be a cow to know what milk is.
  • Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.
  • Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
  • Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
  • Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
  • Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
  • One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closes friends; if they seem OK, then you're the one.
  • Class can 'walk with kings and keep its virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common touch.' Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because that person is comfortable with himself.
  • Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
  • No one has the right to destroy another person's belief by demanding empirical evidence.
  • Class is considerate of others. It knows that good manners is nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices.
  • Know when to tune out, if you listen to too much advice you may wind up making other peoples mistakes.
  • The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.
  • Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
  • If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you don't have love in your life, no matter what else there is, it's not enough.
  • Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.