"Some people have such a talent for making the best of a bad situation that they go around creating bad situations so they can make the best of them."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Jean Kerr on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Jean Kerr on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Jean Kerr on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Jean Kerr on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Jean Kerr on Dalai Lama
"I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being skin deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?"
"I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure."
"A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table."
"The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible."
"Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house."