Thursday, February 4, 2016

Some Recent Tweets

A few of the more popular tweets I've posted to Twitter in 2016.

"Can you love someone too much?  Perhaps, but that is not usually the question you ask yourself when they're gone."

"I don't think you can feel a sense of entitlement and still be happy.  Happiness always comes from feeling that you've been blessed." 

"The trick to succeeding is to stop thinking that there's a trick to everything."

"It is possible, I think, to become the person you were meant to be and decide you can do better."

"The difference between a miracle and luck is that you can have luck without believing in it."

"It is a missed opportunity not to idle away the few precious moments of life allowed for that purpose."

"Too often a devotion to truth is confused with knowing what the truth is."

"It is a sad regret to have searched for the truth and settled for an answer."

~~ Robert Brault

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

My 2015 Top Fifty

I've added a new sidebar selection as of today -- My 2015 Top FiftyIt's a collection of my most liked and retweeted items on Twitter in the past year.

And so a Happy New Year to you all.  May it be a year of vows renewed and second chances...of life and love and new romances...of quiet strolls and moonlight dances.

~~ Robert Brault

Saturday, December 5, 2015

December Tweets

"Life is many things, but above all others, it is the chance you've been waiting for."

"Finding contentment is actually not that hard.  What's hard is to look no further."

"Losing one's youthful looks is the classic case of the cover-up being worse than the crime."

"You're only young once, because otherwise it would be double jeopardy."

"The advantage evil has over good is that it never doubts that one person can make a difference."

"Be careful of what you call failure.  After all, to reach the top of a ten-step staircase, you must fail nine times."

"May it be said of you that you never stopped delighting in the miracle of life, and in the end something left you breathless."

~~ Robert Brault

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Holiday Reminder

A reminder that I have two book collections of stocking-stuffer size and price:  Round Up The Usual Subjects and The Second Collection.  You are cordially invited to browse.

From The Second Collection (Relationships):

"No matter how passionate the relationship, it is sustained in the end by its everyday courtesies."

"In every relationship there are situations you need to talk through -- and situations where you need to be through talking."

"Eventually you realize that nothing that benefits you and you alone benefits anyone."

"The way to make a good relationship better is to appreciate it just the way it is."

"Sometimes two people meet who have no illusions -- and discover they are ready for one."

From Round Up The Usual Subjects (Memories):

"There are memories I choose not to live with, but we hang out at the same bar."

"There are memories that will always make you lonesome but will never make you sad."

"The happiest memories are of moments that ended when they should have."

"I am grateful for all memories, so much of my life having escaped my attention altogether."

"Nostalgia is not so much the memory of happier days as of higher hopes."

~~ Robert Brault

Friday, November 20, 2015

A Few November Tweets

"Two things you discover when you're older and wiser -- you're not really any wiser, and behind the wrinkles, you're not any older, either."

"Sometimes you feel like giving up, but then you look at other people who have given up, and the results aren't that good."

"Making friends is the art of finding something to like in a person and stopping right there."

"I've learned this about judging people -- you can have all the facts and not know the true story."

"You can accept reality without believing every yarn it spins."

"Sometimes you can head off a decision you'll regret by looking into your heart and finding regret already there."

"When you're going around in circles, it is not progress to report a sharp increase in circles completed."

From my book, The Second Collection

"As long as there are women in the world, men will have a greatly exaggerated idea of how many things take care of themselves"

~~ Robert Brault

Monday, November 2, 2015

October Tweets

On a gravestone:  "Do not waste another day counting on another tomorrow."

Before you ask, "What's in it for me?", think of all you enjoy today because others once cared what was in it for you.

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, since I am rarely certain, and certainty rarely benefits anyone anyway.

I was talking to the devil the other day, and he says it's not that people are sinning more, it's just that it doesn't require the temptation it used to.

Most of the excellence we see in the world is not the product of talent or genius but of self-respect.

Know thyself, still the best antidote to a sense of moral superiority.

You think of heaven as an agreeable place, which makes you wonder why so many disagreeable people think they're going there.

Ah, yes, autumn -- when the trees blush at the thought of stripping naked in public.

~~ Robert Brault

Thursday, October 1, 2015

September Tweets

"Happiness is having everything you've worked for and someone for whom you'd give it all up who would never ask you to."

"Many people consult God, but few consult God for the purpose of hearing a different opinion."

"You can be sure that the person who belittles others in your presence belittles you in their presence."

"Life is a collection of moments you would have appreciated more if you had only known they were moments."

"Nobody's perfect, nature's way of leaving something to love."

"Things happen in life that make us question our faith when perhaps they ought to make us question our life."

"Nothing lasts forever, but we often underestimate how long it can last in the meantime."

"One's hope for any day is that the good done by people of faith will outweigh the harm done by people of certainty."

"In life one thing leads to another and usually just when we think it already has."

"It is true of most human beings that if they had no physical body, they would still have an identifying scar."

~~ Robert Brault