Monday, March 2, 2015

A Lesson You Learn...

"A lesson you learn in life is that nothing that benefits you and you alone benefits anyone."

"Yes, I worry that somebody will discover the truth about me -- and not tell me what it is."

"If you could apply for a life of ease, what exactly would you state as the purpose of your request?"

"It is never wise to enter a partnership for the purpose of gaining an advantage over one's partner."

"Never put yourself in the position of being harmed by someone speaking the truth."

"Nostalgia is a process by which dreams become memories without ever coming true."

... and a thousand more in my book Round Up The Usual Subjects.  Please do give it a click.

~~ Robert Brault

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sometimes There Aren't Any Right Words

"Sometimes there aren't any right words, but if you're a friend, you have to show up and fumble for them."

"At some point you have to decide what your duty is, or else others will tell you what it is, and they will seem to know."

"Just when you think public education might be modeled so as not to offend anyone's beliefs, they start teaching third-grade math."

"One day it's your turn, and all the stumbling words of consolation you ever said are said to you -- and they don't seen stumbling at all."

"Sometimes a silent hug is the only thing to say."

~~ Robert Brault

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Just For Laughs

"I dunno, been doing things lately for which I'd plead temporary insanity -- if I thought it was temporary."

"Some things you learn in practice, other things you know more in theory; for example, that you're the type of person who would be humbled by praise."

"Alas, there is so little time to reflect, and think how much less there would be if driving required your full concentration."

"Occasionally it's good to remember that were it not for superior instincts and God-given common sense, you would be no better driver than anyone else."

"After years of highway driving, you begin to wonder why people keep passing you on the right.  No, not necessarily."

Bumper Sticker: "This car decelerates in the passing lane."

And a thousand more in my book Round Up The Usual Subjects.  Please do give it a look.

~~ Robert Brault

Friday, February 13, 2015

If You Never Once Pause...

"If you never once pause to look around you, it is possible to live a dull gray life under a blue sky."

"To be true to one another is not merely a promise; it is oftentimes your only plan."

"Change doesn't happen overnight -- until it's ready to happen, then it happens overnight."

"Life is a series of complaints you register with your spouse for forwarding to the right person."

"I believe that Fate brings two people together, but not necessarily for the purpose of making anything easier."

~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, February 8, 2015

There Is A Final Stage...

"There is a final stage in the relaxation of morals where everything is offensive, but it doesn't offend anyone."

"There are times when you just have to look in the mirror and say, "I will if you will."

"Nothing makes a good first impression like some visible evidence that you would like to do so."

"Politics is an ongoing debate on the pro's and con's of doing the only logical thing."

"There is a lot of time wasted debating whether the only way is the easiest way."

...and a thousand more in my book Round Up The Usual Subjects.  Please do give it a look.

~~ Robert Brault

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Month's Stray Thoughts

"No matter how carefully you plan your life, in the end your happiness comes down to someone who one day just walked into it."

"What you discover about most successful people is that they would have settled for less, but no one ever offered them less."

"The trouble with countries defending their honor is that they always defend more honor than they have."

"As to pride versus honor, if you feel the need to defend it, it's pride.  If you feel the need to demonstrate it, it's honor."

"I'll tell you what's not fair.  It's not fair to be accused of settling for social acceptance when you worked your butt off for it."

"No matter how hard you work to achieve something in life, you will someday have kids who will accuse you of settling for it."

"The danger of thinking you're 100% right is that it's the only way you can be 100% wrong."

~~ Robert Brault

Monday, December 22, 2014

Secrets About Myself, Etc.

"I have always known what was good for me, but I've never been convinced the moment was right to put it into practice."

"I never hear what two people think about a third without becoming strongly inclined to disagree with them."

"I never find myself in a group of three without wishing to be the impartial third party."

"I don't believe a crowd is ever right.  I can agree with you, but if you get a third person to agree with us, I'm out."

"A soulmate is someone who knows where you went when you were last seen wandering aimlessly."

"The most important thing that good can learn from evil is to present itself as a temptation."

"Life always waits until there are a hundred perfectly good reasons to persist before it takes away the passion."

~~ Robert Brault