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H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

1940- ,  American self-help writer
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.American author who wrote a very successful book, Life's Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller (1991–1994).

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Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

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, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

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

A kiss on the beach when there is a full moon is the closest thing to heaven.

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

Don't forget, a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

Don't do business with anyone who has a history of suing people.

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.

Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.

Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.

Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep.

As you climb the ladder of success, be sure it's leaning against the right building.

Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.

Believe in miracles but don't depend on them.

Don't judge those who try and fail. Judge only those who fail to try.

Don't waste time learning the “tricks of the trade.” Instead, learn the trade.

Every once in a while, take the scenic route.

Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.

If you kiss someone on the back of the neck, it spreads.

If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.

In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.

Judge your success by the degree that you're enjoying peace, health, and love.

Never deprive someone of hope it may be all they have.

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.

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

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails.

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.

Give people a second chance, but not a third.


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