Ann Landers Quotes

“Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in America is dead has never been in a supermarket when the cashier opens another check-out line.”

Ann Landers

“Asking a writer what he thinks about critics is like asking what a fire hydrant feels about dogs.”

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

“Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness – a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.”

Ann Landers

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.”

Ann Landers

“Don’t give up. Keep going. There is always a chance that you stumble onto something terrific. I have never heard of anyone stumbling over anything while he was sitting down.”

Ann Landers

“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

“Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.”

Ann Landers

“If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you’ll be married to a man who cheats on his wife.”

Ann Landers

“If you want to catch a trout, don’t fish in a herring barrel.”

Ann Landers

“Inside every seventy-year-old is a thirty-five-year-old asking, “What happened?”

Ann Landers

“It is far better to be alone than to wish you were.”

Ann Landers

“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.”

Ann Landers

“Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.”

Ann Landers

“Make somebody happy today, and mind your own business.”

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

“No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.”

Ann Landers

“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.”

Ann Landers

“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.”

Ann Landers

“One of the best ways to measure people is to watch the way they behave when something free is offered.”

Ann Landers

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.”

Ann Landers

“People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.”

Ann Landers

“Problems are inevitable but misery is a choice.”

Ann Landers

“Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals. Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams.”

Ann Landers

“Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.”

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

“The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.”

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

“There are really only three types of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who say, “What happened?”

Ann Landers

“Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

Ann Landers