*Many people declare that they never gamble, but this is less true than it might seem. Life itself is a continual gambol, with you betting your continued existence against the randomness of the universe. When you change the odds against you, with drugs, drinking excessively, or even jaywalking in Chicago, you make your bets even more foolish.
*You can love your children all you want, but your pet will likely be more dependable and trustworthy.
Responsibility is the price of greatness.