Famous Quotes By H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


  1. Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep.
  2. Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.
  3. Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
  4. Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
  5. Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.
  6. If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure.
  7. In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.
  8. Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
  9. Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
  10. Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.
  11. Luck marches with those who give their very best.
  12. Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.
  13. Never deprive someone of hope it might be all they have.
  14. Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
  15. People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
  16. Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
  17. Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
  18. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.
  19. The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
  20. We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort when all we really need to be happy is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
  21. When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is, it's a good indication of what you're made of.

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