*Well, nothing like four days in the hospital to remind you of your mortality! I’d also suggest that dying before 40 probably isn’t all that bad either, just for what suffering you’d get to avoid.
*Autumn, like spring, is an odd sort of season, where you can go from heat to air-conditioning three times a day, and still not keep up.
It is easy to flatter; it is hard to praise.
Jean Paul Richter
*There’s nothing like having to move to a new house to inspire you to get rid of the junk you’ve accumulated.
*We can tolerate having our kids outgrow clothes at a ridiculous rate, but when we adults do so, it’s a lot less acceptable.
Man is a complex being; he makes deserts bloom and lakes die.
*Nothing will annoy a cook more than hearing, “I’m not hungry,” after they’ve spent hours in a hot kitchen cooking.
*Children that slop or track up a floor that mother just spent time cleaning should count their blessings if they aren’t tortured on the spot.
The opinion of the majority is not the final proof of what is right.
*There is little you can do to improve the mood of another who wishes to be miserable, and even less that can be done to make someone love you who is disinclined.
*One of the tragedies of adulthood is discovering that the toys you threw away are now valuable as collectables.
Enemies publish themselves. They declare war. The friend never declares his love.
Henry David Thoreau
If only the human skunks would come distinctly marked and easy to notice.
*Some great loves start slowly as a small liking between friends. Other times the least touch starts a consuming conflagration that burns with the heat of the sun.
*Strive to avoid being late. Being late, especially when meeting another suggests you don’t value their time, or respect them.
How much have cost us the evils that never happened!
*The hardest part of any job or project might seem the simplest: to begin. However, nothing can suffer more from reluctance and neglect than this one aspect of the task.
*Before you buy a bigger house, look sharply at what you need to get rid of.
It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
*You don’t drive a car by looking behind at where you’ve been: don’t try living that way either.
*More leftovers are consumed by guilt than by real desire.
The government is concerned about the population expolsion, and the population is concerned about the government explosion.
*”Clean your plate – children are starving in China” may be the single biggest contributor to obesity. Don’t keep eating when you are no longer hungry.
*The sun seems to warm us on even the coldest of days. Overcast, cloudy days just seem colder.
Don’t carry a grudge. While you’re carrying the grudge, the other guy is out dancing.
*Habits are the fences that pen you in and limit your freedom to live.
*A sure sign of boredom is watching reruns, unless you’re old enough that you don’t remember what happens.
What we steadily, consciously, habitually think we are, that we tend to become.
John Cowper Powys