Bessie-isms and Quotable for December 29, 2014


*A person should resist the urge to wallow in the mud like a pig. They are well suited to it, and will be pleased with the outcome, far more than you might be.

*It is said that music sooths the savage beast. I can’t respect any beast that would be soothed by most of what young people listen to these days.


It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes. It takes more gut and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

Jessamyn West

Bessie-isms and Quotable for December 27 & 28, 2014


*Always consider your audience before displaying your humor. The leading cause of death for comics is chocking on one’s foot.

*Idleness leads to many vices, the only thing it manages to accomplish.


People often say that this or that person has not yet found themselves. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.

Thomas Szasz

Bessie-isms and Quotable for December 24, 2014


*A person who has money is often a slave to it. But a person who will fret and worry over a million dollars, would likely fret over a twenty dollar bill just as much.

*It seems many more are nowadays inclined to play Scrooge rather than Santa.


In the ordinary business of life, industry can do anything which genius can do, and very many things which it cannot.

Henry Ward Beecher

Bessie-isms and Quotable for December 23, 2014


*When someone falls in love with you, you are witness to a miracle. Especially considering what a crappy person you really are!

*A moralist is usually a person who delights in pointing out the flaws and sins of others, while minimizing their own.


There are two kinds of fools: One says, “this is old, therefore it is good:” and the other says, “This is new, therefore it is better.”

William R. Inge

Bessie-isms and Quotable for December 20 & 21, 2014


*If you do nothing else for a daughter, teach her how to smile, frequently and unreservedly, so that she might be well liked and more easily attract someone decent and thus be loved.

*The person who chooses to serve God whole-heartedly, will never lack for something to do. You will never be fired for want of a task or thing of worth to occupy your time and attention either!


Don’t mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.

Henry James

Bessie-isms and Quotable for December 19, 2014


*Everyone hates dating, as you feel like a bit of produce being looked at and rejected. It doesn’t help when you feel like the ones you see are neurotic losers, and gets worse when you start to feel the same.

*People lacking a dream will criticize and belittle yours, hoping you abandon it, and become as impoverished as they are.


Depend on the rabbit’s foot for luck if you will, but remember that it failed to save the rabbit.

R. E. Shay