Quotations by Douglas Horton

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Born: Monday, July 27, 1891
Died: Wednesday, August 21, 1968 (77 years old)
Profession: Clergyman
Nationality: American


Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Abuse, Friends, Man, Will)

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Fear, Action, Inaction, Terror)

Although it is generally known, I think it's about time to announce that I was born at a very early age.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Age, Time)

As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Death, Freedom, Heaven, Open)

Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket.
- Douglas Horton

Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Beauty, Ugliness)

Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Act, Being, Selfishness, Value)

Boring people are a reflection of boring people.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: People, Reflection)

Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Change)

Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Conscience, Evil, Spirit)

Death is feared as birth is forgotten.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Death)

Death is the final wake-up call.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Death)

Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Attention, Chance, Desperation, Wrong)

Drive slow and enjoy the scenery - drive fast and join the scenery.
- Douglas Horton

First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Time, Economics, First)

Good ideas are a dime a dozen, bad ones are free.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Ideas)

Growing old is not growing up.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Growing up, Old)

Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Happiness, Past, Present)

He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
- Douglas Horton

If food were free, why work?
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Food, Work)

If the destination is heaven, why do we scramble to be first in line for hell?
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: First, Heaven, Hell)

If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Horses, Wishes)

If you love something let it go free. If it doesn't come back, you never had it. If it comes back, love it forever.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Love)

Life is good when we think it's good. Life is bad when we don't think.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Life)

Live to learn, learn to live, then teach others.
- Douglas Horton

Love is a given, hatred is acquired.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Love, Hatred)

Love is seeing without eyes, hearing without ears; hatred is nothing.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Love, Eyes, Hatred, Hearing, Nothing)

Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Materialism)

No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys.
- Douglas Horton

Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Perfection, Skill)

Remember only the good, the bad will never forget you.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Forget, Will)

Seeing the light is a choice, not seeing the light is no choice.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Choice, Light)

Smile, it's better than a poke in the eye.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Eye, Smile)

Smile, it's free therapy.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Smile, Therapy)

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Art, Complexity, Simplicity)

The key to heaven's gate cannot be duplicated.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Heaven, Key)

The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Love, Thoughts, Lust, Romantic)

There is no bad in good.
- Douglas Horton

Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Thoughts, Deeds, Thinking)

Thought precedes action, action does not always precede thought.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Thought, Action)

Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Thoughts, Deeds, Heaven, Words)

To awake from death is to die in peace.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Death, Peace)

To buy happiness is to sell soul.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Happiness, Soul)

To hit bottom is to fall from grace.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Grace)

We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Life, Hope, Behavior)

When all is lost, ask the I.R.S. - they'll find something.
- Douglas Horton

When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Running)

While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Revenge)







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