*If you can’t swim, jumping into water to see how deep it is may not be all that wise.
*Never try to get the last laugh against someone better armed than you.
Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
Encourage any student with an original thought, or new understanding, no matter how small it seems to you. The Great pyramids are built of myriad small stones piled on top of one another, as so is a wide and deep education created, small bit by small bit.
*Recycling is a good thing, unless it involves your dirty underwear, or old lies.
*It’s easier to lie to yourself than to others, which probably explains why you do so much of it.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time when we were happy.
When you put your foot in your mouth, remember to chew your shoe thoroughly, as they are hard to digest otherwise.
*Everything looks easy from afar, while you’re a spectator. It’s in the doing that you discover how foolish you previous views really were.
*You know the old saying, The early bird gets the worm? You’d be wise to consider that from the worms perspective, and maybe opt to just sleep in a bit more.
No author is a man of genius to his publisher.
In winter, you miss the sunny warmth of summer, and in the heat of summer, you long for the cooling breath of winter. You’re impossible to please, in case you’ve never noticed!
*Drinking is no more evil than playing checkers IF you do so in moderation and occasionally. Like all other human activities, it is the obsessive acts that cause all the problems.
*For every person who tells you you’re a loser, failure or that you can’t obtain your dreams, your own mind will whisper a thousand reasons why that’s true.
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it…I can resist everything but temptation.
You say you want people to be honest with you, but you’d find that awkward and embarrassing. Shocking also.
The best treasures require no guarding, no safe, and can’t be stolen, except by old age; your memories.
*Nothing compares to your first car, first lover, first paycheck. The ones that come later may be a lot of things, but superior to the first likely isn’t one of them.
*You might as well laugh as if the world was laughing at you because it probably is.
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.