H. Jackson Brown Jr. Quotes

Who is H. Jackson Brown Jr.?

Horace Jackson Brown Jr. was an American author who was best known for his inspirational book, 'Life's Little Instruction Book'.

Born March 14, 1940
Died November 30, 2021

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Best 37 Quotes by H. Jackson Brown Jr. | Page 1 of 2

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

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“Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

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“Don’t delay acting on a good idea. Chances are someone else has just thought of it, too. Success comes to the one who acts first.”

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“Don’t dismiss a good idea simply because you don’t like the source.”

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“Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.”

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“Encourage anyone who is trying to improve mentally, physically, or spiritually.”

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“Every person that you meet knows something you don't; learn from them.”

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“I've learned that being kind is more important than being right.”

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“I’ve learned that when a man with money meets a man with experience, the man with experience ends up with the money and the man with the money ends up with experience.”

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“If you want to do something and you feel in your bones that it’s the right thing to do, do it. Intuition is often as important as the facts.”

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

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“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.”

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“Let people know what you stand for and what you won't stand for.”

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

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“Live and learn and pass it on.”

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

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“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”

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“Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.”

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“Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.”

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“Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.”

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“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.”

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“Remember that a minute of anger denies you sixty seconds of happiness.”

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“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.”

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“Remember that the biggest gap in the world is between 'I should' and 'I did.”

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“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”

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“Remember that what’s right isn’t always popular, and what’s popular isn’t always right.”

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“Resist telling people how something should be done. Instead, tell them what needs to be done. They will often surprise you with creative solutions.”

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“Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in the harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out.”

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“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eyes.”

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“Spend your time and energy creating, not criticizing. ”

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“The idea of a utopian state on earth, perhaps modeled on some heavenly ideal, is very hard to efface and has led people to commit terrible crimes in the name of the ideal.”

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