Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Personal Wisdom

Many people have told me that they enjoy the stuff that I put in the "Quotes of the Week" section and would like to see more of them. (OK, one person asked and it seemed like a great way to get away with being lazy in putting up the mid-week posting that I promised.) I am therefore going to share a few of the bits of the collected nonsense or wisdom that I have come up in the odd hours of contemplation, usually fueled by some form of adult beverage. These are maxims that I live by, and I hope you enjoy them.
  • Violence is never a solution for anything, but can be very satisfying none the less.
  • The trouble with living alone is that you don’t have anyone to avoid being with.
  • Confession may be good for the soul, but it can play hell with a marriage.
  • Children are always smarter than their parents. If you don’t believe me, ask them.
  • The only way to win an argument with a woman is to lose gracefully and quickly.
  • Having reached middle age, I find myself being treated like an encyclopedia. Sure there are kernels of valuable information contained therein; but it doesn’t look very good any more, most of the information in it is slightly out of date, and it is difficult to get the useful information out of it without dealing with a lot of nonsense.
  • Alcohol never solved anyone’s problems. In fact, it usually leaves you with all of the ones that you had to start with, and a headache besides.
  • The only thing worse that I can imagine than being wrong most of the time, would be to be right all of the time.
  • I always find it difficult to get along with anyone who says: “Can’t we just all get along?”
  • The only advantages that I may have in an argument are the assumptions of my diminished capacity and memory loss.
  • Anyone who tells you that they “understand” something is trying to sell you a book.
  • Individually people are a pretty friendly, decent, and fun to hang around with; but taken in groups of any significant size, they are nasty, mean, vicious, and generally to be avoided at all costs.
Their are more where these came from and I promise to share some of them with you, but not now. I would like to share one additional quote however that though not mine, speaks to me on the laziness that I am exhibiting in this post:

"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired"
– Jules Renard

1 comment:

Rick said...

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