Bessie-isms and Quotable for June 30, 2016


*You know you should weed out your junk occasionally, to keep from being buried with useless stuff. But have you ever considered that you need the same weeding out of your mental closets also? We all accumulate outdated and worthless ideas and beliefs over time. Sort them occasionally, and make some room for new ideas!

*You’ll get along with people better if you quit expecting them to think and act like you do.


Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.


Bessie-isms and Quotable for June 29, 2016


*A woman would be well advised to avoid trying to look glamorous, as most times, she ends up looking snotty, aloof or frowny, as if she is plagued by killer gas or cramps. It is more reliable to simply smile.

*Men have become too afraid to be men, and women seem to have forgotten what it means to be female. If this keeps up, extinction may be our future as a race.


There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.

Will Rogers

Bessie-isms and Quotable for June 28, 2016


*Times change. Today, people sell junk in yard or garage sales that in previous generations they would have tossed in the trash, or donated to some charity. They would have been ashamed to try and make money off their crap. Either we now have no shame, or the economy is worse than you think!

*You can complain all you want about the cost of modern life, but after a night of 90 degree weather and high humidity, with no air conditioning, you’ll have a better opinion of modern life.


An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.

Franklin P. Jones

Bessie-isms and Quotable for June 27, 2016


*Children lie for many reasons; to avoid punishment, from fear and to avoid losing your respect and love. The child who lies for fun, to cause trouble or hurt others needs an ass beating, because they are on the road to complete evil.

*A sunny day will seem better and more hopeful, even if you’re going to be hanged.


No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

Charles Dickens

Bessie-isms and Quotable for June 25 & 26, 2016


*Never lie to a child, if you would hope to hear the truth from them: They will take your lies as a perfect excuse for their own.

*A woman will think of a hundred reasons why your comments about how beautiful she is are not true. Tell her anyway, as she will much prefer your lies to your silence, which she will always construe as criticism.


Nobody can be as amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.

Sydney Harris

Bessie-isms and Quotable for June 23, 2016


*Pray all you wish, but don’t expect to get much unless you’re also working hard. God isn’t Aladdin’s Magic Lamp, and He doesn’t act like it either.

*Lies have a way of being revealed at the moment when you’ll get maximum embarrassment from the process.


There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.

James Branch Cabell