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Ann Landers Quotes

Date of Birth: July 04, 1918    Date of Death: June 22, 2002

Esther Pauline Friedman took the pen name of Ann Landers after winning a contest to become the new advice columnist of the Chicago Sun-Times column “Ann Landers”. Landers wrote her column from 1955 until her death in 2002. She was well known for her outspoken beliefs and opinions, which changed sometimes throughout the years.  Soon after beginning her Ann Landers column, her twin sister Pauline began a “Dear Abby” column witch caused a rift between the sisters.

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The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.  ~ Ann Landers


There are really only three types of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who say, What happened?  ~ Ann Landers


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.  ~ A
nn Landers


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


Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing.  ~ Ann Landers


Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.  ~ Ann Landers


If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is, it's not enough.  ~ Ann Landers


Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.  ~ Ann Landers


Problems are inevitable. Misery is a choice.  ~ Ann Landers


Asking a writer what he thinks about critics is like asking what a fire hydrant feels about dogs.  ~ Ann Landers


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


Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.  ~ Ann Landers


People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.  ~ Ann Landers


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


Blessed are they who hold lively conversations with the helplessly mute, for they shall be called dentists.  ~ Ann Landers


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 your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.  ~ Ann Landers


Some women have the best husbands. Others make the best of the husbands they have.  ~ Ann Landers


Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.  ~ Ann Landers


When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate.  ~ Ann Landers


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


Love is 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



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