Quotations by Brown, H. Jackson “Jack”


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

H. Jackson "Jack" Brown, Jr. (b. 1940) American writer
A Father’s Book of Wisdom (compiler) (1989)
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Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

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H. Jackson "Jack" Brown, Jr. (b. 1940) American writer
Life’s Instructions for Wisdom, Success, and Happiness (2001)
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Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.

H. Jackson "Jack" Brown, Jr. (b. 1940) American writer
Life’s Little Instruction Book (1991)
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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.

H. Jackson "Jack" Brown, Jr. (b. 1940) American writer
Life’s Little Instruction Book (1991)
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Strive for excellence, not perfection.

H. Jackson "Jack" Brown, Jr. (b. 1940) American writer
Life’s Little Instruction Book, 1.156 (1991)
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Never underestimate your power to change yourself; never overestimate your power to change others.

H. Jackson "Jack" Brown, Jr. (b. 1940) American writer
Life’s Little Instruction Book, 1.284-285 (1991)
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Don’t dismiss a good idea simply because you don’t like the source.

H. Jackson "Jack" Brown, Jr. (b. 1940) American writer
Life’s Little Instruction Book, Vol. 2, #691 (1994)
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Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.

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H. Jackson "Jack" Brown, Jr. (b. 1940) American writer
Life’s Little Instruction Book, Vol. 3, #1427 (1993)
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I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy holiday, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

H. Jackson "Jack" Brown, Jr. (b. 1940) American writer
Live and Learn and Pass It On (1991)

Attributed by Brown to a 52-year old person. Often misattributed (with the phrase "rainy day") to Maya Angelou. For more see here.
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Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.

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H. Jackson "Jack" Brown, Jr. (b. 1940) American writer
P.S. I Love You (1990)

Brown attributed this to a letter his mother wrote him.
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