*A faux patriot is eager to send someone to defend his country. A true patriot sends himself.
*Peace can be had only when those who are evil are dead.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
*Humans enjoy talking. Un unfortunately large number also like hearing themselves talk, far more than their discourse would justify!
*My favorite teachers when I was in school are not my favorite ones now. Back then, I favored the easy ones, but now know it was the hard ones who did me good.
There’s not the least thing that can be said or done, but people will talk and find fault.
Miguel de Cervantes
*Adults curse snow and blizzards as annoying interruptions of life. Children see them as the greatest of opportunities to play. Perhaps you should listen to their wisdom about this?
*You hope your siblings will be less annoying and a greater joy in adulthood. You’re usually wrong.
In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen, in small things they show themselves as they are.
*The truly gifted teacher first makes a student wish to be less ignorant, and then helps them become so.
*If they had their choice, most garbage collectors would wish to be paid more than the President. Honestly, they’re worth more!
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
*How can you fear death? You lie down each night and go to sleep, which is exactly how death is, yet you are eager for sleep, having no idea if you’ll even wake up again!
*Women insist on talking before consenting to have sex normally. This is very important, for without this, men would soon lose the ability to engage in conversation at all, reverting to grunts and noises like their primitive ancestors.
Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.
*Nothing will stop you from moralizing like a good bit of guilt. Even if it doesn’t stop you completely, it may make you miserable in your hypocrisy, as well it should.
*Having to deal with lying, disobedient teens should make you consider what God thinks of your sorry butt. Likely, He’d want to beat yours too, yes? Not very comforting, is it?
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.