Nationwide Media Celebrity Ann Landers Quotes Collection

Esther Pauline Lederes was an an American advice columnist and popularly known with her pet name i.e Ann Landers.

To know more about her we are here featuring the sorted list of her Quotes and Sayings by popularity on various subjects in personalized way.

  • Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.
  • Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
  • Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
  • Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.
  • 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.
  • Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
  • The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven’t thought of yet.
  • If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you don’t have love in your life, no matter what else there is, it’s not enough.
  • 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.
  • Make somebody happy today, and mind your own business
  • People of integrity expect to be believed. They also know time will prove them right and are willing to wait.
  • Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
  • The Lord gave us two ends – one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.
  • Remember, it takes two to make an argument. The one who is wrong is the one who will be doing most of the talking.
  • Problems are inevitable. Misery is a choice.
  • I was naive, but I certainly was not duplicitous.
  • I advise keeping four feet on the floor and all hands on deck.
  • Blessed are they who hold lively conversations with the helplessly mute, for they shall be called dentists.
  • Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.
  • At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.
  • Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
  • Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
  • The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.
  • Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.
  • Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
  • Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
  • Maturity is the art of living in peace with that which cannot be changed, the courage to change that which should be changed, no matter what it takes, and the wisdom to know the difference.
  • When a person begins to yell during an argument, it is a tip-off that he is unsure of himself.
  • In the end, it’s not what you do for your children but what you’ve taught them to do for themselves.
  • Maturity is the ability to control anger and settle differences without violence or destruction. The mature person can face unpleasantness, frustration, discomfort and defeat without collapsing or complaining. He/she knows he cannot have everything his/her own way every time. He/she is able to defer to circumstances, to other people-and to time. He/she knows when to compromise and is not too proud to do so.
  • The real trick is to stay alive as long as you live.
  • Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
  • The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.
  • Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.
  • 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 principles of equal partnership.
  • Never let an opportunity pass to give a well-deserved compliment.
  • Guilt is a pollutant and we don’t need any more of it in the world.
  • It is a mark of a superior mind to be able to disagree without being disagreeable.
  • Assume nothing. Inside every dumb blond there may be a very smart brunette.
  • No one knows what a marriage is like except the two people in it – and sometimes one of them doesn’t know.
  • A person doesn’t know how much he has to be thankful for until he has to pay taxes on it.
  • The minute more than two people know a secret, it is no longer a secret.
  • A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half.
  • The best way to find something you have lost is to buy a replacement.
  • Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you have always wanted to do but could not find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you do not think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You will look 10 years younger. Do not be afraid to say, I love you. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.
  • Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
  • Love is friendship that has caught fire. … Love is content with the present, it hopes for the future, and it doesn’t brood over the past. It’s the day-in and day-out chronicle of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don’t have it, no matter what else there is, it’s not enough.
  • More divorces start in the bedroom than in any other room in the house.
  • Children have an uncanny way of living up – or down – to what is expected of them.
  • Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t find the time.
  • Maturity is the ability to harness your abilities and your energies and do more than is expected. The mature person refuses to settle for mediocrity. He/she would rather aim high and miss the mark than low-and make it.
  • Strong role models and unconditional love can heal even the most emotionally impoverished person, and that goes for adults as well as youngsters.
  • People, like water, seek their own level.
  • Don’t give up. Keep going. there is always a chance that you stumble onto something terrific. I have never heard of anyone stumbling over anything while he was sitting down
  • A happy marriage has the tranquility of a lovely sunset.
  • People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another. They don’t consider it servitude.
  • One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closes friends; if they seem OK, then you’re the one.
  • No person ever died by drowning in their own sweat.
  • My personal recipe for success is- Do what you love and don’t look at the clock.
  • Class is considerate of others. It knows that good manners is nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices.
  • You’re all you’ve got.
  • If you want your children to listen, try talking softly – to someone else.
  • Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals. Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams.
  • No one has the right to destroy another person’s belief by demanding empirical evidence.
  • If you have a good name, if you are right more often than you are wrong, if your children respect you, if your grandchildren are glad to see you, if your friends can count on you and you can count on them in time of trouble, if you can face your God and say “I have done my best,” then you are a success.
  • Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in America is dead has never been in a supermarket when the cashier opens another check-out line.
  • Are you better off with him or without him?
  • What the 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 you children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
  • Nobody says you must laugh, but a sense of humor can help you overlook the unattractive, tolerate the unpleasant, cope with the unexpected, and smile through the day.
  • Maturity is many things. It is the ability to base a judgment on the big picture, the long haul.
  • When life’s problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate.
  • All marriages are happy, it’s living together afterward that’s tough.
  • No one can take advantage of you without your permission.
  • All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love.
  • One trouble with trouble is that it usually starts out like fun.
  • If you want to catch trout, don’t fish in a herring barrel.
  • Being interested is more important than being interesting.
  • Maintaining self-respect in the face of a devastating experience is of prime importance.
  • Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.
  • Church is not a museum for Saints, but rather a hospital for sinners.
  • Love is content with the present, it hopes for the future and it doesn’t brood over the past.
  • Many peo­ple know the price of every­thing and the value of noth­ing
  • Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it quarely in the eye and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.
  • The Lord gave us two ends – one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.
  • I don’t believe that you have to be a cow to know what milk is.
  • Wake up and smell the coffee.
  • Most of us would be willing to pay as we go if we could just finish paying for where we’ve been.
  • Some people take pleasure in regaling one and all with details of their poor health. They are happy to give an organ recital to anyone who will listen.
  • Imagine you had a bank that each morning credited your account with $1,440 – with one condition: whatever part of the $1,440 you failed to use during the day would be erased from your account, and no balance would be carried over. What would you do? You’d draw out every cent every day and use it to your best advantage. Well, you do have such a bank, and its name is time. Every morning, this bank credits you with 1,440 minutes. And it writes off as forever lost whatever portion you have failed to invest to good purpose.
  • Parents do not owe their progeny an inheritance no matter how much money they have. One of the surest ways to produce loafers and freeloaders is to let children know that their future is assured.
  • Love is friendship that has caught fire . . .
  • What we steadily, consciously, habitually think we are, that we tend to become.
  • A successful marriage is not a gift; it is an achievement.
  • Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.
  • Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
  • Maturity isn’t a product of growing older. It’s a product of growing wiser.
  • You need that guy like a giraffe needs strep throat.
  • No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.
  • There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.
  • Pity the poor millionaire. He’ll never know the thrill of paying that final installment.
  • If at first you do succeed, try something harder.
  • Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.
  • Marriage is not a reform school.
  • Warmth, kindness, and friendship are the most yearned for commodities in the world. The person who can provide them will never be lonely.
  • It’s one of the ironies of human nature that the most sensitive people are generally insensitive to the feelings of others.
  • If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you’ll be married to a man who cheats on his wife.
  • Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
  • Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead; that is where your future lies. Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another. There are really only three types of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who say, What happened?
  • People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
  • An open marriage is nature’s way of telling you that you need a divorce.