Bessie-isms and Quotable for February 28 & March 1, 2015


*Human progress owes much to the female of the species. Many great advances and inventions have been attained by men laboring in the garage or basement, trying to avoid being with their wife.

*God makes the rain fall on both the righteous and the wicked. Where the righteous are grateful, the others will simply complain.


Common sense is the knack for seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.

Calvin E. Stowe

Bessie-isms and Quotable for February 26, 2015


*Fatigue causes many bad marriages. Just like you get tired of shopping and grab anything so you’ll be done, you get tired of dating and just say yes to whatever is handy. It’s a poor option on a can of beans and worse on a marriage partner!

*You are always embarrassed when caught telling a lie. You’re happy with the lie if you don’t get caught. This is why so many lies get told.


For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must forever more be old-fashioned.

George Santayana

Bessie-isms and Quotable for February 23, 2015


*People fear that an abundance of nudity would lead to an excess of sex and unwanted pregnancy. Having seen a large number of my fellow citizens nude, I can assure you that requiring everyone to go naked would cause our birthrate to plummet like a stone.

*If you would dwell upon anything from the past, reflect upon the dreams you once had, to see if any are worthy of renewed effort.


The bad workmen are decidedly of the opinion that bad workmen ought to receive the same wages as the good.

John Stuart Mill

Bessie-isms and Quotable for February 21 & 22, 2015


*Perhaps being a mortician is the best job. Even a doctor needs the mortician to bury his mistakes, but the undertaker buries his own.

*Don’t envy the nobility so much. To maintain their status, they have to occasionally rise up and act noble, or at least have one fall on his sword.


Everyone is a genius at least once a year. A true genius has his original ideas closer together.

G. C. Lichtenberg

Bessie-isms and Quotable for February 18, 2015


*If you heard call your name would you run towards his voice, or away to go hide? Your answer to this will tell you whether you need to make huge changes in how your living, or none at all.

*You have both good and bad friends. You likely spend all your energy on the crappy ones. Maybe this explains why your life sucks like it does?


A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.

Antoine de Saint-Expery