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15 Epigrams to live by


Epigrams- they were engraved on statues, the walls of homes in Pompei, and even on the rock of the Temple of Apollo. Think of them as the ancient predecessor of today’s memes. An epigram is a pithy saying often packed with wisdom or humor – it’s often written in verse. Just as many on social media find memes irresistible, epigrams still carry weight in the twenty-first century. As the famous poet and playwright Oscar Wilde puts it, “I can resist everything but temptation”. So let’s indulge our appetite for some famous, insightful, and irreverent epigrams.

  1. “An economist’s guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s” – Will Rogers
  2. “The best revenge is not to be like that.” -Marcus Aurelius
  3. “Character is fate.”- Heraclitus
  4. “Action expresses priorities.” -Mohandas Gandhi
  5. “If you can’t be a good example, you’ll just have to be a horrible warning” – Catherine the Great
  6. “This is not your responsibility, but it is your problem.” – Cheryl Strayed
  7. “You never know who’s swimming naked until the tide goes out.” – Warren Buffett
  8. “Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.” – Viktor Frankl
  9. “Justice delayed is justice denied” – Unknown
  10. “Expectation is the root of all heartache.” – William Shakespeare
  11. “Be curious, not judgmental.” – Walt Whitman
  12. “Education isn’t something you can finish.” – Isaac Asimov
  13. “We are all broken- that’s how the light gets in.” – Ernest Hemingway
  14. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher
  15. “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” -John Steinbeck





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As a prominent commentator and Editor in Chief at HECMWorld.com, Shannon Hicks has played a pivotal role in reshaping the conversation around reverse mortgages. His unique perspectives and deep understanding of the industry have not only educated countless readers but has also contributed to introducing practical strategies utilizing housing wealth with a reverse mortgage.
Shannon’s journey into the world of reverse mortgages began in 2002 as an originator and his prior work in the financial services industry. Shannon has been covering reverse mortgage news stories since 2008 when he launched the podcast HECMWorld Weekly. Later, in 2010 he began producing the weekly video series The Industry Leader Update and Friday’s Food for Thought.
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