Bessie-isms and Quotable for February 29, 2016


*There are two types of experts: the ones who actually know something, and the ones that will tell you what you want to hear, as long as you pay them enough.

*The truth isn’t true just because you want it to be. You can declare utter lies as truth, but they’re still lies.


In the end more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society, but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free.

Edward Gibbon

Bessie-isms and Quotable for February 26, 2016


*A person who makes a habit of gazing at the stars will never lack for beauty, or the urge to dream.

*Humans lose sight of what is valuable. To a man dying of thirst, cool clear water is more beloved and valuable that a million dollar bottle of wine.


The leaders of the French Revolution excited the poor against the rich; this made the rich poor, but it never made the poor rich.

Fisher Ames

Bessie-isms and Quotable for February 24, 2016


*You should rejoice when someone points out your flaws and failings, but you won’t. It’s easier to be mad and hurt, than to take the opportunity to fix your issues, when confronted by them.

*You laugh at the folly of others, but are less likely to find mirth when you fall in the same hole.


The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.

Bishop W. C. Magee