*When you refuse to fill your life and soul with decency and good, evil will slip in, and take root.
*Why is it that neighbors wish to borrow everything you possess except your good sense?
Men are all alike in their promises. It is only in their deeds that they differ.
*Many believe only teenagers act like fools over love, but in truth, infatuation and love make even an eighty year old act like a teenage. One with little sense!
*It is said that a man’s home is his castle. If so, then his bed must be a throne fit for a king. If he has someone willing to share it with, it becomes a part of Heaven.
Few men ever drop dead from over work, but many curl up and die because of under satisfaction.
*Brides always want their wedding to be perfect. But then they choose bridesmaids from their imperfect friends, and invite all their loser friends and relatives, pretty much insuring a total lack of perfection.
*It is too late to prepare for calamity when it is at your door.
Success seems to largely to be a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
*Our students have never been so poorly educated. Why? Teachers get mounds of instruction in methodology, in theory and testing, but basically no instruction in the subject they actually teach! All the knowledge and theory on earth about how to lay bricks won’t build a wall if you have no bricks!
*It may be small of us, but we always smile when some holier than thou health food and exercise fanatic gets run over by a bus while out running their 25 miles daily.
Second marriage: Another instance of the triumph of hope over experience.
*A child who declares themselves bored is a child lacking the will and skills to explore the magnificent world all around them. They have been crippled by being entertained.
*Not all who appear idle are; they may be contemplating deeply or dreaming productively. However, most who appear idle are idle, as few think deeply or dream at all.
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
*Don’t expect an atheist or unbeliever to praise you for an act of faith. A monkey would more easily understand calculus than such people would grasp what you’re doing.
*It is one thing to have ambition, quite another to have the will to do the hard work necessary to succeed. Too many lack the latter, and will lie and cheat to avoid any real effort.
It is difficult to overcome one’s passions, and impossible to satisfy them.
Mauguerite de La Sabliere
*People have a decided tendency to pray and beg God for help out of one problem or another. When they are saved, they tend to claim most of the credit for being resourceful and smart. Just a word of caution. Being an ingrate makes future prayers pretty pointless!
*The person who always expects bad things to come is annoying, as everyone has their own worries and burdens. The fool who wishes to share all their fretting and worry with others had better enjoy being alone.
Liberty is the only thing you can not have unless you’re willing to give it to others.
William Allen White
*How annoyed do you get when you spend a fortune on an expensive toy, and your child plays with the box! There’s a good lesson there, if you aren’t too blind to see it. It’s about desiring the wrong things, if you need a hint.
*A great friend will tell you I told you so when you’ve been stupid and didn’t listen to them, but not excessively.
Never trust a man who speaks well of everyone.
John Churton Collins
*Would you plan a trip with no idea where you intended to go? Foolish, yes? Yet most of you live life with neither plan nor dream, and then cry because you end up lost.
*Love is not like money. You can give it away endlessly, and only become richer.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
*It is easy to lose sight of reality. You whine because you lack a bigger HDTV, and four billion of your fellows yearn to have water to drink that is free of dirt and disease. Who do you think is spoiled?
* The essence of life seems hard to define at times but isn’t. Which would you rather have if you were marooned on a deserted island; a fancy car or a big TV you couldn’t use, or a warm body to have to talk to? There’s your answer.
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.