40 Fabulous H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Quotes

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. is an American author and New York Times Bestseller. Best known for his inspirational book, “Life’s Little Instruction Book,” Brown’s books have been translated in more than 35 languages. Here is a look at some of the most notable H. Jackson Brown, Jr. quotes ever documented.

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

“Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.”

“Be tough minded but tenderhearted.”

“Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.”

“Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.”

“Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.”


“Every person that you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.”

“If you kiss someone on the back of the neck, it spreads.”

“If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.”

“If you’re doing your best, you won’t have time to worry about failure.”

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

“I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter how your husband squeezes the toothpaste, the important thing is how he squeezes you.”

“Judge your success by the degree that you’re enjoying peace, health, and love.”

“Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.”

“Life is slippery. We all need a loving hand to hold onto.”

“Live and learn and pass it on.”

“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.”

“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”

“Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.”

“Never deprive someone of hope it may be all they have.”

“Never forget the nine most important words of any family – I love you. You are beautiful. Please forgive me.”

“Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.”

“Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.”

“Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.”

“Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.”

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

“Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.”

“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.”

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

“Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in the harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out.”

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eyes.”

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

“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.”

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

“Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.”

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

“Wear audacious underwear under the most solemn business attire.”

“When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails.”

“You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up up them.”

“Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over.”

Here is a look at one of the best H. Jackson Brown Jr. quotes as covered in this Weekly Wonder inspirational video.

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