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Ann Landers Quotes

(1918), American Advice Columnist

Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.

Category: Adversity

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

Category: Animals

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

Category: Character

What the vast 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 your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.

Category: Children

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.

Category: Confidence

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

Category: Courage

We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.

Category: Death And Dying

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.

Category: Judgment And Judges

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

Category: Life And Living

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.

Category: Marriage

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.

Category: Marriage

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.

Category: Maturity

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

Category: Opportunity

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.

Category: Parties

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

Category: Speakers And Speaking