Some of Gladys J.B. Pasco's favorite quotations

Authors unknown; found handwritten on slips of paper in Gladys' apartment

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

The heart of the man cannot be determined by the size of his pocketbook.

Minds are like parachutes: They work best when they are open.

Use what talents you have. The world would be silent if no birds sang except those that sing best.

Fear is the dark room where negatives develop.

Gossip is words that go in one ear and out the mouth.

Swallow a toad in the morning if you want to encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.

Do you know the difference between a hill and a pill? The hill is hard to get up and the pill is hard to get down.

If you board the wrong train, it's no use running along the corridor in the opposite direction.

My father thought nothing of getting up at 5:00 in the morning, and I don't think much of it either.

Treat your friends as you do your pictures: See them in their best light.

We should always keep a spare corner in our hearts to give passing hospitality to our friend's opinions.

When you cross poison ivy with a 4-leaf clover, you get a rash of good luck.

Going to church doesn't make you a holy person any more than going to a garage makes you a car.

Anybody can survive grabbing a tiger by the tail; you only survive by knowing what to do next.

A gazelle and a cheetah were in a race. The gazelle won because cheetahs never win.

The secret of success is to count your blessings, not your birthdays.

The difference between cats and dogs is that dogs come when they are called, and cats take the message and get back to you later.

Tact is the act of making folks feel at home where they wished you were.

Some people are so persistent they'd have the last word with an echo.

A successful executive in business is one who delegates all the responsibility, shifts all the blame, and takes all the credit.

A bird in the hand is safer than one overhead.

One thought driven home is better than three left on base.

Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.

People who brag about ancestors are like carrots--the best part of them is underground.

A wallet is a device that lets you lose all your valuables at one time.

People can be divided into three groups: people who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happens.

Lending money to friends and relatives may cause them to get amnesia.

The trouble with mental notes is that the ink fades so fast.

Beauty is the reflection of the heart, not of fashion or age.

You can make more friends with your ears than with your mouth.

Things do not change. We do.