*You are profoundly shaped by your childhood. Many are crippled by it, forever stuck in the dysfunction that their youth has burdened them with.
*Women are endless delighted to dress up, and can be a bit excessive in doing so. The wise man resists the urge to complain, focusing on the challenge and delight, undressing her with afford him.
Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this; that you are dreadfully like other people.
James Russell Lowell
*I am grateful for the honest praise of others, large or small. It is vastly better than my self-praise, which may be quite loud and frequent, but lacks often in the honesty department.
*It is a rare individual who requires help getting into trouble.
When you cannot make up your mind between two evenly balanced courses of action to take, choose the bolder.
W. J. Slim
*You men must attend the birth of your children, both to see such a wondrous event, and to support the woman who blames you for her predicament. But you also need to see ever freckle, every mark on your child, to avoid the temptation later, when they are a teen, to think your perfect child was given to other parents!
*Live boldly, and don’t pass up the chance to do all you can. In the end, when you die, you’ll have fewer regrets, and none for things you left undone.
Common sense is the knack for seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Calvin E Stowe
*You can be made to acknowledge defeat, but you can not be forced to accept it; only you, within your heart and soul, can drink the bitter poison and make it fatal.
*A scoundrel will often use flattery to save a nickel, to avoid hard work, or to seduce a gentlewoman, who otherwise would have nothing to do with him.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
*You will never argue with a wise man. Anyone unwilling to see your point of fool must be a fool, yes? At least you’ll tell yourself that.
* Many people are bold only in committing folly. If you would be bold in a more worthwhile way, learn to be bold in saying, I love you.
It is simpler and easier to flatter men than to praise them.
Jean Paul Richter
*You can sit and complain about all the things you don’t have. Or, you can go hug someone, help others in need and give of your heart and soul. You’ll gain appreciation and love, and the stuff you don’t have will no longer seem all that important.
*Your memory isn’t all that honest. It remembers the good as being less wonderful than it was, but will make the hurts and slights seem world ending when they were not. Try to not loose sight of that!
The sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.
*Not every expectation your teenager has is unreasonable. They expect you to be a pain, expect you to make demands and require them to act like civilized humans. No, they will never admit that they expect you to do those things, but they will never respect you if you don’t.
*The only thing better than laughter with friends, is the laughter of your children, when you tickle and play with them.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
*Young children don’t play games regarding their needs. I want a drink, a cookie, a hug, cuddle me, need to potty! But as time passes, and they get older, that gets beat down, and suppressed, and we each lose that honesty, as we become fearful of being told to wait, of being told no. Especially all the things related to being hugged and loved. And thus we end up as so many are; reluctant and crippled.
*Our ancestors saw the night sky, and with it the stars. They were moved profoundly by that awesome display, and were moved to ask…why? Now living in light polluted canyons and city caves, we see and feel none of that. Is it any wonder we are withering, spiraling down into self-pity and self destruction, not dreaming of the universe, but of how to get stoned again, so we can forget the emptiness of our meager lives.
Property is the fruit of labor; Property is desirable; it is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others might become rich and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
*A man who is terrible at apologizing will be of needs forced to buy his honey a lot of things, from flowers to jewelry. Considering what that sort of stuff costs, learning to apologize to ones significant other looks pretty cost effective.
*A fisherman’s most useful bit of equipment appears to be a well honed ability to lie.
Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
*When you look on your sleeping child, you think, I don’t deserve this. When you’re tired, and the same child is having a screaming tantrum, you think, I don’t deserve this. You’re correct about both, but that’s small consolation. Very small.
*Nothing will make you feel more worthy and alive than to hear someone declare I love you to you.
It is not work that kills a man, but worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.
Henry Ward Beecher