Ann Landers Quotes & Wallpapers

Ann Landers
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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. Ann Landers

A successful marriage is not a gift; it is an achievement. Ann Landers

If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would he this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me. Ann Landers

It is a mark of a superior mind to be able to disagree without being disagreeable. Ann Landers

trouble is not a sign of inadequacy, stupidity or inferiority, but rather an inescapable part of life - proof that you are a card-carrying member of the human race. Ann Landers

Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in America is dead has never been in a supermarket when the cashier opens another checkout line. Ann Landers

Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. Ann Landers

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. Ann Landers

Class is the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. Ann Landers

Blessed are they who hold lively conversations with the helplessly mute, for they shall be called dentists. Ann Landers

Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. Ann Landers

Children have an uncanny way of living up - or down - to what is expected of them. Ann Landers

Parents do not owe their progeny an inheritance no matter how much money they have. One of the surest ways to produce loafers and freeloaders is to let children know that their future is assured. Ann Landers

Wake up and smell the coffee. Ann Landers

No one knows what a marriage is like except the two people in it - and sometimes one of them doesn't know. Ann Landers

Pity the poor millionaire. He'll never know the thrill of paying that final installment. Ann Landers

A cigarette is a roll of paper, tobacco, and drugs, with a small fire on one end and a large fool at the other. Some of its chief benefits are cancer of the lips and stomach, softening of the brain, funeral procesions, and families shrouded in gloom and grief. Although a great many people know this, they still smoke in order to appear sophisticated. Ann Landers

Love is content with the present, it hopes for the future and it doesn't brood over the past. Ann Landers

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. Ann Landers

At every party there are two kinds of people - those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other. Ann Landers

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. Ann Landers

What the majority of American children needs is to stop being pampered, stop being indulged, stop being chauffeured, stop being catered to. In the final analysis, it is not what you do for you children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings. Ann Landers

The adult who is constantly changing friends and changing mates is immature. He/she cannot stick it out because he/she has not grown up. Ann Landers

Maturity is the ability to harness your abilities and your energies and do more than is expected. The mature person refuses to settle for mediocrity. He/she would rather aim high and miss the mark than low-and make it. Ann Landers

The minute more than two people know a secret, it is no longer a secret. Ann Landers

One trouble with trouble is that it usually starts out like fun. Ann Landers

People of integrity expect to be believed. They also know time will prove them right and are willing to wait. Ann Landers

The real question is why are millions of people so unhappy, so bored, so unfulfilled, that they are willing to drink, snort, inject or inhale any substance that might blot out reality and give them a bit of temporary relief. Ann Landers

Life is rough for everyone....Life isn't always fair. Whatever it is that hits the fan, its never evenly distributed - some always tend to get more of it than others. Ann Landers

My personal recipe for success is- Do what you love and don't look at the clock. Ann Landers

What we steadily, consciously, habitually think we are, that we tend to become. Ann Landers

When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate. Ann Landers

Imagine you had a bank that each morning credited your account with $1,440 - with one condition: whatever part of the $1,440 you failed to use during the day would be erased from your account, and no balance would be carried over. What would you do? You'd draw out every cent every day and use it to your best advantage. Well, you do have such a bank, and its name is time. Every morning, this bank credits you with 1,440 minutes. And it writes off as forever lost whatever portion you have failed to invest to good purpose. Ann Landers

Remember, it takes two to make an argument. The one who is wrong is the one who will be doing most of the talking. Ann Landers

Some people take pleasure in regaling one and all with details of their poor health. They are happy to give an organ recital to anyone who will listen. Ann Landers

If criticism is needed, do it tactfully. Don't use a sledgehammer when a fly swatter will do the job. Ann Landers

All marriages are happy, it's living together afterward that's tough. Ann Landers

[On her own divorce:] One of the world's best marriages that didn't make it to the finish line. Ann Landers

Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. Ann Landers

Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. Ann Landers

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership. Ann Landers

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. Ann Landers

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. Ann Landers

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it quarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me. Ann Landers

Maturity is the ability to make a decision and stand by it. Immature people spend their lives exploring endless possibilities and then doing nothing. Action requires courage. Without courage, little is accomplished. Ann Landers

Maturity is the art of living in peace with that which cannot be changed, the courage to change that which should be changed, no matter what it takes, and the wisdom to know the difference. Ann Landers

If you want to catch trout, don't fish in a herring barrel. Ann Landers

A husband is a man who wishes he had as much fun when he goes on business trips as his wife thinks he does. Ann Landers

No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic. Ann Landers

Find comfort in the knowledge that no imitator ever comes off as well as the original. Ann Landers

People have one year after the wedding to send a gift. Thank-you notes must be written immediately. If you don't receive an acknowledgment within three months, phone and ask if it was received. If the bride and groom are embarrassed, fine. They deserve to be. Ann Landers

The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet. Ann Landers

A person doesn't know how much he has to be thankful for until he has to pay taxes on it. Ann Landers

One out of four people in this country is mentally imbalanced. Think of your three closest friends. If they seem okay, then you're the one. Ann Landers

Don't indulge in gossip. ... People who throw mudballs always manage to end up getting a little on themselves. Ann Landers

Women's magazines continue to print 'helpful' articles on How to Hang on to Your Husband while thousands of wives write to me and complain that 'hanging is too good for 'em. Ann Landers

TV has had a stronger impact on our society than any single invention since the automobile. It has put the dead hand on conversation ... Ann Landers

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership. Ann Landers

Make somebody happy today. Mind your own business. Ann Landers

Inside every seventy-year-old is a thirty-five-year-old asking, 'What happened? Ann Landers

At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don't care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all. Ann Landers

Warmth, kindness, and friendship are the most yearned for commodities in the world. The person who can provide them will never be lonely. Ann Landers

Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you've always wanted to do but couldn't find the time. Ann Landers

Maturity is many things. It is the ability to base a judgment on the big picture, the long haul. Ann Landers

One of the best ways to measure people is how they behave when something free is offered. Ann Landers

No one can take advantage of you without your permission. Ann Landers

I advise keeping four feet on the floor and all hands on deck. Ann Landers

Love is friendship that has caught fire. ... Love is content with the present, it hopes for the future, and it doesn't brood over the past. It's the day-in and day-out chronicle of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is, it's not enough. Ann Landers

People, like water, seek their own level. Ann Landers

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. Ann Landers



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