*You cry when beset by disaster, but why? Storm, flood, war, violence, drought, famine, all are well worn and predictable from even a bad reading of history. You are well advised to be prepared, and if you aren’t, don’t blame any but yourself, especially God, who gave you a brain so you could be ready.
*The person who loves and cares for you fully will try to keep you from folly. When you ignore them, and act stupid anyway, they are the ones who apologize for not trying harder to save you from your ignorance and folly.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher