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“A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.”

“Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.”

“An election goes on every minute of the business day across the counters of hundreds of thousands of stores and shops where the customers state their preferences and determine which company and which product shall be the leader today and which shall lead tomorrow.”

“As a profession advertising is young; as a force it is as old as the world. The first four words ever uttered, Let there be light, constitute its charter. All nature is vibrant with its impulse.”

“Cereal eating is almost a marker for a healthy lifestyle. It sets you up for the day, so you don't overeat.”

“Christ would be a national advertiser today, I am sure, as He was a great advertiser in His own day. He thought of His life as business.”

“Conceit is God's gift to little men.”

“Get money - but stop once in a while to figure what it is costing you to get it. No man gets it without giving something in return. The wise man gives his labor and ability. The fool gives his life.”

“Great men suffer hours of depression through introspection and self-doubt. That is why they are great. That is why you will find modesty and humility the characteristics of such men.

“If advertising encourages people to live beyond their means, so does matrimony.”

“If there is no intelligence in the universe, then the universe has created something greater than itself – for it has created you and me.”

“If you are going to do anything, you must expect criticism. But it's better to be a doer than a critic. The doer moves; the critic stands still, and is passed by.”

“If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.”

“If you expect perfection from people your whole life is a series of disappointments, grumblings and complaints.

If, on the contrary, you pitch your expectations low, taking folks as the inefficient creatures which they are, you are frequently surprised by having them perform better than you had hoped.”

“If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature.”

“If you want to know if your brain is flabby, feel your legs.”

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“In good times, people want to advertise; in bad times, they have to.”

“In the long run no individual prospers beyond the measure of his faith.”

“It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.”

“It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world s progress has come out of such loneliness.”

“Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home; and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house.”

“Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.”

“My program is to leave the fools to nature. She has diseases with which to deal with them.”

“No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.”

“Not eating breakfast is the worst thing you can do, that's really the take-home message for teenage girls.”

“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.”

“Talkers have always ruled. They will continue to rule. The smart thing is to join them.”

“The Bible rose to the place it now occupies because it deserved to rise to that place, and not because God sent anybody with a box of tricks to prove its divine authority.”

“The faults of advertising are only those common to all human institutions. If advertising speaks to a thousand in order to influence one, so does the church. And if it encourages people to live beyond their means, so does matrimony.

Good times, bad times, there will always be advertising. In good times, people want to advertise; in bad times they have to.”

“The most important thing about getting somewhere is starting right where we are.”

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“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”


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