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H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Quotes


An American author best-known for his book Life's Little Instruction Book which was a New York Times bestseller.


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Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep.
 

Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.
 

Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
 

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
[Work]
 

Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.
 

I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
 

If someone offers you a breath mint, accept it.
 

If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure.
 

In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.
 

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

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

Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
 

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

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.
 

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
 

Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.
 

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.
 

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

Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
[Opportunity]
 

Oh, the difference between nearly right and exactly right.
 


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