*The best and proper child will never tell their parents all the crap they did, and didn’t get caught at. This will allow said parents to cling to the illusion that their child wasn’t as terrible as everyone else’s were.
*Children and dirt naturally go together, and no successful childhood will be had with a child staying clean! If you have neurotic clean freak tendencies, don’t have kids: you’ll damage them with your compulsive cleaning and germophobic nonsense!
Better to love God and die unknown than to love the world and be a hero; better to be content with poverty than to die a slave to wealth; better to have taken some risks and lost, than to have done nothing and succeeded at it; better to have lost some battles, than to have retreated from the war; better to have failed while serving God, than to have succeeded while serving the devil. What a tragedy to climb the ladder of success, and discover it was leaning against the wrong wall!
Erwin W. Lutzer