Thursday, September 22, 2016

Welcome To All

Added To The Sidebar:  Michaelmas Greetings 

Welcome to all, especially to newcomers finding their way here for the first time.

As of now, I am no longer posting new items, but I will keep the blog active in several ways -- first, by posting a daily thought from my published works (see sidebar to the right); second, by linking to various of my quote collections and personal essays, rotating them to include seasonal and holiday themes; and, third, by offering for review my four published books, all available on Amazon or from me personally.  

Please do take time to explore.  I think you will find much to take home with you.

 Round Up The                                   The Second                          
Usual Subjects                                    Collection                          Final Thoughts  

The First 1000                               The Next 700                           The Final 300
   Thoughts                                    & Other Writings                     & Other Writings     

                                                   The Everyday Aphorist
                                                   The Most Popular 1200
                                                     (Anthology Collection)

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Introducing "Final Thoughts"

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     Final Thoughts is the third and last of the pocket-sized editions of my quotes that include Round Up The Usual Subjects and The Second Collection.  The book also includes the personal essays, "Define Heartache" and "You Fooled Me, Uncle Wiggily," along with a section called "Letters to Readers,"which contains excerpts from my responses to readers' emails.  At 90 pages, Final Thoughts is a booklet-size supplement to the earlier volumes, adding some 275 items to a three-book collection that totals more than 2000 of my original thoughts and observations.

I am offering inscribed copies of Final Thoughts at my cost, which is $6.50 for one copy, $5.00 for each additional copy.  Shipping is included.  Sorry to say, I must restrict this offering to USA mailing addresses only. If interested, just send check, along with your mailing address and inscription info to the address below.  If you wish to pay by PayPal, address payment to and let me know mailing/inscription details by email. Thank you..

Robert Brault
49 Byron Drive
Avon, CT 06001

Monday, August 29, 2016

A Day With My Memories

"I enjoy, occasionally, a day with my memories -- these paintings hanging on the walls of my mind."

"One way to meet new people is to listen more carefully to the people you see every day."

"It's important to express one's feelings, especially feelings like sympathy and gratitude that exist only in their expression."

"Shall I regret having had a dream that never came true?  No, no more than I would regret having had a lifelong friend who died."

"Occasionally it's good to challenge the likelihood that you were born into a world where nothing is any of your business."

"You need a friend who won't lie to you.  I mean, besides a friend who will."

"Meanwhile, my lawyer has advised against pleading temporary insanity, given the lack of evidence that it's temporary."

~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nine Thoughts

If I love you, child, more than myself, it is because you are my child, and I am someone else's.

What do you say to a wayward child ==  go and never brighten my door again?

Life is not fair, harder to acknowledge when it's not fair in your favor.

How to know when to end a relationship?  A good rule of thumb is that it's been over at least a year.

The longer in life  it takes to find the partner of your dreams, the more you should allow for a few extra pounds.

You can break up a marriage of strangers and become friends, but it's harder to break up a marriage of friends and remain friends..

There is no human weakness so universal that it cannot be made an unforgivable sin by calling it betrayal.

Marriage vow:  "And do you  promise that if you haven't already told each other everything, you won't start now?"

Do I ask so much -- a little good news on  the front page, an occasional resurrection  in the obituaries?

~~~ Robert Brault

Saturday, August 13, 2016


Perseverance is just muleheadedness that succeeded.  Farsightedness is just craziness that was right.

The danger of caring only about yourself is that it so often leads to not caring
about anyone.

Doing a stupid thing doesn't make you stupid.  Doing it again and again, thinking it
makes you stubborn, makes you stupid. 

One of the places to look for truth is in things we don't believe but think it important that our kids do.

One of life's simpler rules:  Never put yourself in the position of being harmed by the truth.

Ever ask yourself what you would do if you had tomorrow to live over again?

~~ Robert Brault 


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Loose Ends

"There's never just one loose end, so if you're feeling like a loose end, someone else is, too."

"I'd rather trust in the grace of God than luck, because, frankly, I'm not that certain Lady Luck even exists."

"It is easier to be good at something than to be good at faking it."

"You can lose the battle but win the war, assuming it's a war, and there was need for a battle."

"It is hard sometimes to let someone else live by the same deceptions you allow yourself."

"Material success is always tempered by the recollection that there was some sort of happiness that was supposed to come with it."

~~ Robert Brault

Monday, July 25, 2016

Leave Others Be

An important corollary to the Golden Rule is to leave others be as you would have them leave you be.

All anyone can tell you about the next life is -- plan to get there ahead of your luggage.

You can as easily find the one true recipe for happiness as you can find the one true recipe for shepherd's pie.

How do you become a good person?  You practice the mannerisms until they become your own.

Time is the only one of life's resources that when it's all spent, you wish you had spent more of it foolishly.

Life is like a fancy restaurant -- it will always try to seat you at the worst table you will accept.

Hard as it is to be a true friend, it's easier than pretending.

~~ Robert Brault