H. Jackson Brown, Jr. is an American author best known for his inspirational book, Life’s Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller. Its sequel Life’s Little Instruction Book: Volume 2 also made it to the same best seller list in 1993. Born in 1940, in Middle Tennessee, before becoming a writer, Brown acted as a creative director of an advertising agency in Nashville, Tennessee. Brown’s books have been translated into 35 languages. They have spawned calendars, posters, apparel items, daily journals, greeting cards, audiocassettes, screensavers and even fortune cookies.
The Best Preparation For Tomorrow Is Doing Your Best Today.
People Take Different Roads Seeking Fulfillment And Happiness. Just Because They're Not On Your Road Doesn't Mean They've Gotten Lost.
You Must Take Action Now That Will Move You Towards Your Goals. Develop A Sense Of Urgency In Your Life.
Never Deprive Someone Of Hope; It Might Be All They Have.
Always Kiss Your Children Goodnight, Even If They're Already Asleep.
Remember That Creating A Successful Marriage Is Like Farming: You Have To Start Over Again Every Morning.
A True Friend Encourages Us, Comforts Us, Supports Us Like A Big Easy Chair, Offering Us A Safe Refuge From The World.
Our Character Is What We Do When We Think No One Is Looking.
Earn Your Success Based On Service To Others, Not At The Expense Of Others.
Remember That Children, Marriages, And Flower Gardens Reflect The Kind Of Care They Get.
Opportunity Dances With Those Already On The Dance Floor.
Love Is When The Other Person's Happiness Is More Important Than Your Own.
If Someone Offers You A Breath Mint, Accept It.
Talent Without Discipline Is Like An Octopus On Roller Skates. There's Plenty Of Movement, But You Never Know If It's Going To Be Forward, Backwards, Or Sideways.
Nothing Is More Expensive Than A Missed Opportunity.
You Either Make Dust Or Eat Dust.
Let The Refining And Improving Of Your Own Life Keep You So Busy That You Have Little Time To Criticize Others.
When You Have Nothing Important Or Interesting To Say, Don't Let Anyone Persuade You To Say It.
Don't Work For Recognition, But Do Work Worthy Of Recognition.
Enjoy The Satisfaction That Comes From Doing Little Things Well.
We're Constantly Striving For Success, Fame And Comfort When All We Really Need To Be Happy Is Someone Or Some Thing To Be Enthusiastic About.
Remember That A Gesture Of Friendship, No Matter How Small, Is Always Appreciated.
Sometimes The Heart Sees What Is Invisible To The Eye.
Remember That No Relationship Is A Total Waste Of Time. You Can Always Learn Something About Yourself.
Acquaintances We Meet, Enjoy, And Can Easily Leave Behind; But Friendship Grows Deep Roots.
Put A Love Note In His Shaving Kit Before He Leaves On A Business Trip.
Always Have Something Beautiful In Sight, Even If It's Just A Daisy In A Jelly Glass.
Protect Your Enthusiasm From The Negativity Of Others.
You Can Always Tell When A Man's Well Informed. His Views Are Pretty Much Like Your Own.
Marrying An Old Bachelor Is Like Buying Second-hand Furniture.
Success Is Getting What You Want. Happiness Is Liking What You Get.
Luck Marches With Those Who Give Their Very Best.
Good Manners Sometimes Means Simply Putting Up With Other People's Bad Manners.
Remember That The Most Valuable Antiques Are Dear Old Friends.
I Never Expect To Lose. Even When I'm The Underdog, I Still Prepare A Victory Speech.
Life Doesn't Require That We Be The Best, Only That We Try Our Best.
Choose Your Life's Mate Carefully. From This One Decision Will Come 90 Percent Of All Your Happiness Or Misery.
Watch Your Finances Like A Hawk.
When You Are Angry Or Frustrated, What Comes Out? Whatever It Is, It's A Good Indication Of What You're Made Of.
See Any Detour As An Opportunity To Experience New Things.
Compliment Three People Every Day.
Mature Love Is Composed And Sustaining; A Celebration Of Commitment, Companionship, And Trust.
Living Big And Joyful And Content Is Almost Always The Result Of Our Finding Satisfaction In Life's Ordinary Day-to-day Pleasures. And God Must Be Fond Of Them, Too, For He Made So Many Of Them For Us To Enjoy.
Never Forget The Three Powerful Resources You Always Have Available To You: Love, Prayer, And Forgiveness.
Hope Is The Magic Carpet That Transports Us From The Present Moment Into The Realm Of Infinite Possibilities.
When Facing A Difficult Task, Act As Though It Is Impossible To Fail. If You Are Going After Moby Dick, Take Along The Tartar Sauce.
Measure Your Wealth By What You'd Have Left If You Lost All Your Money.
There Is A Fundamental Question We All Have To Face. How Are We To Live Our Lives; By What Principles And Moral Values Will We Be Guided And Inspired?
For Most Of Us, Wisdom Is Acquired In The Thicket Of Experience And Usually Meets Us Somewhere Along The Way If We Live Long Enough. But Sooner Is Better Than Later.
In Business Or In Life, Don't Follow The Wagon Tracks Too Closely.