H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

H. Jackson
Brown, Jr.
1940

Author of Life's Little Instruction Book and A Father's Book of Wisdom, not to be confused with the singer

Author Quotes

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

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.

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

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

Our religion is what you do when the sermon is over. Commit yourself to constant improvement. Commit yourself to quality. Be persistent, persistent, persistent... and have a grateful heart

Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can't put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones.

A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place.

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

Instruction for life: Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

Luck marches with those who give their very best

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

Wear audacious underwear under the most solemn business attire.

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

Don't waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin and inspiration will find you.

It is my observation that too many of us are spending money we haven't earned to buy things we don't need to impress people we don't like.

Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort when all we really need to be happy is someone or something to be enthusiastic about.

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

Empower your dreams with deadlines.

It's not how far you fall, but how high you bounce.

More look up and admire the stars. A champion climbs a mountain and grabs one.

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

When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is, it's a good indication of what you're made of.

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

Author Picture
First Name
H. Jackson
Last Name
Brown, Jr.
Birth Date
1940
Bio

Author of Life's Little Instruction Book and A Father's Book of Wisdom, not to be confused with the singer