Bessie-isms and Quotable for July 25, 2017


*If you aren’t careful, and judicious in what obligations you take on, your responsibilities will become your prison cell.

*If you can’t do better than a half assed excuse, just tell the truth.


Man knows at last that he is alone in the universe’s unfeeling immensity. His destiny is nowhere spelled out, nor is his duty.

Jacques Monod

Bessie-isms and Quotable for July 20,2017


*If you aren’t willing to put some effort into crafting an excuse, just admit the truth and take your licks. You’ll be regarded better than you will if you do a poor job of excuse making.

*We love our pets easier than we do people. Animals are more honest and take less effort to understand.


Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it, piece by piece, by thought, choice, courage and determination.

H. Jackson Browne