45 Inspirational Ann Landers Quotes For Success In Life

Esther Pauline “Eppie” Lederer, better known by the pen name Ann Landers, was an American advice columnist and eventually a nationwide media celebrity. She began writing the “Ask Ann Landers” column in 1955 and continued for 47 years, by which time its readership was 90 million people. These Ann Landers quotes will motivate you.

Best Ann Landers Quotes

  1. “Love is the 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.” ~ Ann Landers
  2. “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.” ~ Ann Landers
  3. “In the end, it’s not what you do for your children but what you’ve taught them to do for themselves.” ~ Ann Landers
  4. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” ~ Ann Landers

  5. “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
  6. “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.” ~ Ann Landers
  7. “Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” ~ Ann Landers
  8. “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.” ~ Ann Landers
  9. “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.” ~ Ann Landers
  10. “Warmth, kindness, and friendship are the most yearned for commodities in the world. The person who can provide them will never be lonely.” ~ Ann Landers
  11. “Problems are inevitable. Misery is a choice.” ~ Ann Landers

  12. “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say “I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” Then repeat to yourself the most comforting of all words, “This too shall pass.” ~ Ann Landers Quotes
  13. “Make somebody happy today, and mind your own business” ~ Ann Landers
  14. “Remember, it takes two to make an argument. The one who is wrong is the one who will be doing most of the talking.” ~ Ann Landers
  15. “Maturity is the ability to live in peace with that which we cannot change.” ~ Ann Landers
  16. “No one can take advantage of you without your permission.” ~ Ann Landers

  17. “Many peo­ple know the price of every­thing and the value of noth­ing” ~ Ann Landers
  18. “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.” ~ Ann Landers
  19. “What the majority of American children need 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
  20. “The real trick is to stay alive as long as you live.” ~ Ann Landers

  21. “When life’s problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate.” ~ Ann Landers
  22. “When a person begins to yell during an argument, it is a tip-off that he is unsure of himself.” ~ Ann Landers
  23. “All marriages are happy, it’s living together afterward that’s tough.” ~ Ann Landers
  24. “The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.” ~ Ann Landers
  25. “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.” ~ Ann Landers
  26. “People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.” ~ Ann Landers
  27. “People, like water, seek their own level.” ~ Ann Landers

  28. “A cigarette is a roll of paper, tobacco, and drugs, with a small fire on one end and a large fool at the other. Some of its chief benefits are the cancer of the lips and stomach, softening of the brain, funeral processions, and families shrouded in gloom and grief. Although a great many people know this, they still smoke in order to appear sophisticated.” ~ Ann Landers
  29. “One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closest friends; if they seem OK, then you’re the one.” ~ Ann Landers Quotes
  30. “Know when to tune out, if you listen to too much advice you may wind up making other people’s mistakes.” ~ Ann Landers
  31. “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.” ~ Ann Landers
  32. “Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. The 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
  33. “Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.” ~ Ann Landers
  34. “If you want your children to listen, try talking softly – to someone else.” ~ Ann Landers

  35. “It’s one of the ironies of human nature that the most sensitive people are generally insensitive to the feelings of others.” ~ Ann Landers
  36. “The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven’t thought of yet.” ~ Ann Landers
  37. “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.” ~ Ann Landers
  38. “Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.” ~ Ann Landers
  39. “No one has the right to destroy another person’s belief by demanding empirical evidence.” ~ Ann Landers

  40. “Keep skid chains on your tongue. Say less than you think. Cultivate a pleasant voice. How you say it is often more important than what you say.” ~ Ann Landers
  41. “No one knows what a marriage is like except the two people in it – and sometimes one of them doesn’t know.” ~ Ann Landers
  42. “Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in America is dead has never been in a supermarket when the cashier opens another check-out line.” ~ Ann Landers
  43. “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.” ~ Ann Landers
  44. “Pity the poor millionaire. He’ll never know the thrill of paying that final installment.” ~ Ann Landers
  45. “Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.” ~ Ann Landers

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