“Rereading the same book produces new insights because the reader is a different person. Indeed, a good book is very much like a mirror: The glass is the same year after year, but the reflection in it changes over time.” – Christopher B. Nelson
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” – Elie Wiesel
“Walls turned sideways are bridges.” – Angela Davis
- Your favorite section of the newspaper is “25 Years Ago Today.”
- The parts that have arthritis are the parts where you feel best.
- A big evening with your friends is sitting around comparing living wills.
- Your clothes go into the overnight bag so you can fill the suitcase with your pills.
- Somebody you consider an old-timer calls you an old-timer.
- Your idea of a change of scenery is looking to the left or right.
- Your knees buckle, but your belt won’t.
“You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
“You’re never beaten, until you admit it.” – George S. Patton
- Believing that becoming or being popular means happiness.
- Blaming your problems on something or someone else.
- Thinking maturity “happens” overnight and at an early age.
- Believing nobody understands you.
- Letting others tell you who you are.
- Thinking one failure means you’re a total failure.
- Measuring your self-worth by how often you date or your married status.
- Believing you can get away with anything.
- Letting one rejection defeat you.
- Refusing to learn from your mistakes.
“The well of God’s forgiveness never runs dry.” – Grady Nutt
“Sometimes opportunity knocks; at other times you have to pursue it. You don’t want opportunity to come in on a boat when you’re standing at the airport waiting for it.” – Gladys Edmunds
During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approached the pastor with an unusual offer. “Look, I’ll give you $100 if you’ll change the wedding vows. When you get to me and the part where I’m to promise to ‘love, honor and obey’ and ‘forsaking all others, be faithful to her forever,’ I’d appreciate it if you’d just leave that part out.” He passed the minister a $100 bill and walked away satisfied.
The next day during the wedding ceremony, the time came for the bride and groom to exchange their vows. The pastor looked the young man in the eye and said, “Will you promise to prostrate yourself before her, obey her every command and wish, serve her breakfast in bed every morning of your life, and swear eternally before God and your lovely wife that you will not ever even look at another woman, as long as you both shall live?”
The groom gulped, looked around, and said in a tiny voice, “Yes.” He then leaned toward the pastor and hissed, “I thought we had a deal.” The pastor put the $100 bill into the groom’s hand and whispered back, “She made me a much better offer.”