1918-, American Advice Columnist
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 principle of equal partnership.
Ann Landers – [Marriage]
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.
Ann Landers – [Parties]
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.
Ann Landers – [Confidence]
Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
Ann Landers – [Animals]
If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold you head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, ''I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.''
Ann Landers – [Courage]
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Ann Landers – [Character]
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.
Ann Landers – [Maturity]
Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
Ann Landers – [Work]
Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
Ann Landers – [Life and Living]
One out of four people in this country is mentally imbalanced. Think of your three closest friends. If they seem okay, then you're the one.
Ann Landers – [Judgment and Judges]
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Ann Landers – [Opportunity]
Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
Ann Landers – [Marriage]
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.
Ann Landers – [Success]
The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet.
Ann Landers – [Speakers and Speaking]
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Ann Landers – [Value]
Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.
Ann Landers – [Adversity]
We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.
Ann Landers – [Death and Dying]
What the vast 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 your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
Ann Landers – [Children]