"Cullen Hightower" was a well known quotation and quip writer from the United States. He is often associated with the American conservative political movement.

Hightower served in the U.S. army during World War II before beginning a career in sales. He began to publish his writing upon retirement. A collection of his quotations was published as Cullen Hightower's Wit Kit. [http://www.conservativeforum.org/authquot.asp?ID=1599 Selections from Cullen Hightower at conservativeforum.org] One of Hightower's most notable quotations is "People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they've done." Ironically, Hightower became famous for what he said rather than for what he did. A number of other quotes are in his obituary.

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The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.

The true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.

There are people who can talk sensibly about a controversial issue; they're called humorists.

Wisdom is what's left after we've run out of personal opinions.

We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex--but Congress can.

Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues.

There's always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little - and it's always somebody else.

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.

We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic.

Faith is building on what you know is here so you can reach what you know is there.

Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire their astuteness.

Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know.

People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they've done.