"All we know about the universe is that it began as a swirling pool of hot gas that, as it cooled, began spinning off moral dilemmas."
Jul 22, 2017:
"I have nothing against the human race. I just think there are better role models for our children."
Jul 21, 2017:
"Why would you bring a child into this world? Because there is no other world and because your child has no other way into it."
Jul 20, 2017:
"It is unlikely that any of us was born in order to find out what someone else would do in our shoes."
Jun 20, 2017:
"I have never understood the purpose of hate, or how you know the purpose has been accomplished, and you can stop."
Jun 19, 2017:
"Every lie has a reason, the reason also a lie."
Jun 18, 2017:
"One perception you nearly always have wrong is that someone else would be better off if you weren't around."
Jun 17, 2017:
"Whatever it is, it is better to discover it yourself than have it brought to your attention."
Jun 16, 2017:
"No one is indispensable. You live, you die, and everything you thought was your fault goes right on happening."
"I like friends who, when you tell them you need a moment alone, know enough not to stray too far."
Jun 14, 2017:
"I dunno, you get to a point in life where you'd settle for life, liberty and the pursuit of can't complain."
Jun 13, 2017:
"Failure is a lesson that has a moral to teach -- if you will focus less on the lesson and more on the moral."
"So often we choose to continue the life we know, only to discover that it was not one of the choices.."
Jun 11, 2017:
"There is no more important leadership skill than the ability to interpret blank looks as agreement."
Jun 10, 2017:
"It takes courage to risk a chance. It takes heroism to risk the inevitable consequence."
"You have to pay the price for success. It is a difficult thing to shoplift."
Jun 8, 2017:
"Alas, by the time Fate caught up to my life, Chance had it all planned."
Jun 7, 2017:
"Evidence suggests that every life form on earth was given the choice of intelligence or perfection -- and all but one chose perfection."
Jun 6, 2017:
"I don't know if I ever met a certified fool, but I've met a few folks whose applications would be given serious consideration."
Jun 5, 2017:
"The battle of good versus evil would be easier if evil would take a turn being the virtue."
Jun 4, 2017:
"You can be a caring person or nobody's fool. It is a difficult thing to be both."
"On the one hand, I'd like to expect the best of every human being I meet. On the other hand, that would make me a cocker spaniel."
Jun 2, 2017:
"Once there was a grain of sand that wanted to become a beach, an example of how you can't always do it all by yourself."
"Mostly what you learn from experience is that it would have better to learn from somebody else's."
May 31, 2017:
"Those who warn of temptation rearing its ugly head obviously haven't seen temptation."
May 30, 2017:
"Never lose hope, because miracles happen, and they need something to work with."
"I have never wished for more hours in the day, twenty-four being more than I have time for as it is."
May 28, 2017:
"The first requirement in taking a step in the right direction is to take a step in some direction."
May 27, 2017:
"Sometimes you need a missionary's faith, which is to say, a belief in the cumulative impact of actions that are all but hopeless."
May 26, 2017:
"The hardest thing about making a difference is that it's never clear that you are."
May 25, 2017:
"A nod, a smile, a pleasant hello -- they aren't anything. And that's the point -- a little civility doesn't take anything."
May 24, 2017:
Yes, I've been accused of wasting my time, to which I reply, "Whose time did you say that was again?"
May 23, 2017:
"There is no actual law that says you cannot get locked into a daily routine that makes you happy."
May 22, 2017:
"The great thing about advocating for animals is that it takes so little to satisfy your base constituency."
May 21, 2017:
"If you could apply for a life of ease, what would you state as the purpose of your request?"
"Life is too short to care what people think of you who never do."
May 19, 2017:
"The thing about people who understand you is that when they die, you can still visit them, and they still understand you."
May 18, 2017:
"We try to raise kids secure in our love and certain of their next meal, which, let's face it, doesn't leave much to negotiate with."
May 17, 2017:
"No human being is anyone else's punishment or reward."
May 16, 2017:
"Occasionally it's good to reassess those of your friendships in which you are the only participating friend."
May 15, 2017:
"Better to spend your time foolishly than to let it expire unused.".
May 14, 2017:
Whenever I see a lost soul and think, "There but for the grace of God go I," I realize that the grace of God was my mom.
"There is exactly as much wealth as there are fair shares. If someone has less than their fair share, someone else has more."
"Once there was a couple who parted to go their separate ways only to discover that they didn't have any ways that were separate."
May 11, 2017:
"If all sins were forgivable, we wouldn't need forgiveness. If everyone deserved mercy, we wouldn't need mercy."
May 10, 2017:
"The thing to realize about your prejudices is that they love to pose as your principles."
May 9, 2017:
"There are times in a relationship when the band plays, but mostly you dance to a remembered tune."
May 8, 2017:
"Let me put it this way -- I'm at the stage of life where no recent photograph of myself is recent enough."
May 7, 2017:
"Life is an educational process you can't drop out of -- you either learn the lesson or you become the lesson."
"If you can't find God in 2 + 2 = 4, you won't find Him in E = MC squared, either."
May 5, 2017:
"Is it surprising that a generation that does not value marriage does not value compromise, generally?"
May 4, 2017:
"It is a sad lament -- the happiness you might have found if you had taken the path that still lies right there in front of you."
May 3, 2017:
"Who would not be a little dishonest if there were such a thing as a little dishonesty."
May 2, 2017:
"There is a state of denial called hope which I prefer to the state of denial called despair."
May 1, 2017:
"To be accepted for the person one pretends to be is all the understanding most people want."
Apr 30, 2017:
"The challenges of life would seem less daunting if we knew how daunting life can become without them."
Apr 29, 2017:
"If only mankind could start all over again -- and this time try it as womankind."
Apr 28, 2017:
"A simple rule -- never let anything that doesn't matter to you ruin something that does."
Apr 27, 2017:
"What does the devil want with your soul? He wants to see what you'll pay to get it back."
Apr 26, 2017:
"Wouldn't it be cool if time traveled backwards, and everyone who was late had to wait around for everyone who was on time?"
"The punctual have this in common with the chronically-late -- they run into exactly the same unexpected delays."
"Sometimes Fate dilly-dallies in bringing two people together, and their guardian angels have to see to it."
Apr 23, 2017:
"Nothing impresses people like some small visible evidence that you have made an effort to do so."
"The most common excuse of people who waited until the last minute is that something came up at the last minute."
Apr 21, 2017:
"The trouble with caring only about yourself is that it so often leads to not caring about anyone."
Apr 20, 2017:
"There are times when you don't need a miracle, but you definitely need something unknown to science."
Apr 19, 2017:
"Never let your emotions rule, but always let them testify."
"Not everything unknown to science is unknown to possibility."
Apr 17, 2017:
"Sometimes, to find the silver lining, you have to realize that it's not all about you."
Apr 16, 2017:
"There are reasons why no one could ever love you, and you can be sure your lover knows them all."
Apr 15, 2017:
"Be happy and a reason will come along."
Apr 14, 2017:
"If you are not on your guard, putting on your unhappiness in the morning can become as instinctive as putting on your clothes."
"The lesson of Good Friday is to never lose hope -- or at least give it the weekend."
Apr 12, 2017:
"I dunno -- seems like nothing ever brings you back to reality that makes you want to stay there."
"Yes, there are people who might ruin my day -- if they were on the list of people I will let ruin my day."
Apr 10, 2017:
"Today is one of those spring days when your black mood seems an affront to the blue sky."
Apr 9, 2017:
"Remember that a hopeless situation is only a situation -- you are the one supplying the hopelessness."
Apr 8, 2017:
"There are Seven Deadly Sins, of which, so far, only Envy and Greed have organized politically."
Apr 7, 2017:
"It is not necessary that a good thing become a better thing. Sometimes you just have to let a good thing be a good thing."
"There are times when you just need to park your better judgment and listen yo your better angels."
Apr 5, 2017:
"Do not expect the whole truth from those who have never told you the whole lie."
"What good is a moral code that causes you to regret but never causes you to reconsider?"
Apr 3, 2017:
"In the end you don't need to know what love is. You just need to know that certain people are safe from harm."
Apr 2, 2017:
"The mark of a clever conspiracy is that the people it conspires against think they are part of it."
Apr 1, 2017:
"You know something's wrong with the system when you find yourself begging for justice as if it were mercy."
Mar 31, 2017:
"Whatever you're trying to prove, it's good, occasionally, to spend a day not trying to prove it."
"You can call it betrayal -- or you can understand that true love makes impossible promises."
Mar 29, 2017:
"Most of human progress is owed to people who refused to admit to themselves what everyone else already knew."
Mar 28, 2017:
"Optimism is the knack of not letting every conceivable thing that could ruin your life ruin your day."
"You have to let trivial things make you happy. You can't count on the important things."
Mar 26, 2017:
"Never let something ruin your life that wouldn't matter to you otherwise."
Mar 25, 2017:
"A lasting relationship can be owed to Fate or Chance, but more often it is owed to Second Chance."
"If you're going to let some trivial thing ruin your day, the possibilities are endless."
"All I know about the odds is that they're always against you if you never take the chance."
Mar 22, 2017:
"You can't predict everything that will happen, but if you know a little history, you can predict a few things that will happen again."
Mar 21, 2017:
"Say what you want about marriage, it's still the best-known cure for unnecessary conversation."
Mar 20, 2017:
"You're born, you die, and in between you try not to get involved. Good luck with that."
Mar 19, 2017:
"There are things I regret not because I'm to blame but because they're regrettable and no one else is regretting them."
Mar 18, 2017:
"The longer you reserve comment, the more it becomes obvious that you have said enough."
Mar 17, 2017:
"A soulmate is someone who knows where you went when you were last seen wandering aimlessly."
Mar 16, 2017:
"I have learned to just quietly listen, finding that it is usually what people want when they ask for my input."
Mar 15, 2017:
"We live today with our excuses, and regret tomorrow with our real reasons."
Mar 14, 2017:
"Imagine, in the first winter, the odds you have gotten against the first spring."
Mar 13, 2017:
"It is perhaps unfair to hold against someone the very thing that attracted us to them in the first place."
Mar 12, 2017:
"There is no fonder memory of anyone than of how easy it was to make them happy."
Mar 11, 2017:
"We all want to be liked, often mistaken for wanting to be understood."
Mar 10, 2017:
"The best evidence that you're doing the right thing is that it isn't easy."
Mar 9, 2017:
"There are things happening today that don't make sense, and you dread the sense they would make if they did."
Mar 8, 2017:
"I've been looking over the list of spring chores I made up last fall, and darned of they aren't fall chores, after all."
Mar 7, 2017:
"The best things in life are not only free, they take less trunk space."
Mar 6, 2017:
"Ah, yes, nostalgia. We live our days in the glare of the sun, and remember them in the light of a full moon."
Mar 5, 2017:
I had a dream. It was Judgment Day, and God said to me, "Before you blame your parents, I should tell you that they're already in heaven."
"Eventually we realize that life is a circus and living it a death defying act."
"The list keeps growing -- the evils that otherwise good people find an excuse to condone -- until one day there's no otherwise left."
Mar 2, 2017:
"It's a hard thing to change your mind about someone, especially when it requires you to change your memories."
Mar 1, 2017:
"How, child, do I know where you're headed? Because I'm there, and I can see you coming."
Feb 28, 2017:
Life is too short to spend waiting for an answer, especially when the answer is nearly always, "It's up to you."
Feb 27, 2017:
"Two things are needed to succeed -- a sensible plan and a willingness to stick to it when any sensible person would give up."
Feb 26, 2017:
"It is a persistent delusion that electing someone to political office will get them to go away."
Feb 25, 2017:
"There is a difference between denying reality and avoiding it whenever possible."
"The unhappiness we feel because someone doesn't care is always blamed on someone who does."
Feb 23, 2017:
"Sometimes a couple says together for the sake of the kids -- two kids who sat under a full moon and pledged to be forever true."
Feb 22, 2017:
"Wealth and wisdom are seldom combined, for the person who achieves one no longer desires the other."
"Wealth and wisdom are seldom combined, for the person who achieves one no longer desires the other."
Feb 21, 2017:
"Seek happiness first where you had it last."
Feb 20, 2017:
Feb 19, 2017:
"Most often the person for whom we would climb any mountain and swim any sea would settle for a little conversation at dinner."
Feb 18, 2017:
"We tend to cherish the things for which we have sacrificed, none more than the lie for which we sacrificed the truth."
Feb 17, 2017:
"If the good Lord had intended me to make excuses for who I am, He would have given me better excuses."
Feb 16, 2017:
"Nothing we feel entitled to ever comes to us in sufficient abundance to make us happy.
Happiness is always a sense of having been blessed."
"Beware a belief that has long withstood the test of not being challenged."
It is a simple sentiment, "I love you" and yet so hard sometimes to get the words right.
Feb 13, 2017:
"Being loved by all is little fun,
Unless you're also loved by one."
Feb 12, 2017:
"The first place to look for happiness is where you left it."
Feb 11, 2017:
"I've thought about living and dying, and I think it's probably better than living and being left behind."
Feb 10, 2017:
"There is no limit to what one person can do, and, fortunately, that is who most of us are."
Feb 9, 2017:
"I don't know what it takes to be you. You don't know what it takes to be me. And so we tend to underrate each other's heroism."
Feb 8, 2017:
"It never fails -- just when you think a politician knows better, you discover he knows worse."
Feb 7, 2017:
"The power of a tweet? Well, for one thing, it makes possible an appeal to mob psychology without having to assemble a mob."
Feb 6, 2017:
"How do you find love? You just keep showing a brave face to the world, and one day it breaks someone's heart."
"Every day I am passed right and left by people who aren't going to get to the end of the day any sooner than I am."
Jan 24, 2017:
Words, looking back: "Though battered by daring, not sorry I dared. Though sorrowed by caring, not sorry I cared."
Jan 17, 2017:
"We usually recognize the consequences of our actions. It is the consequence of our inaction that gets confused with fate."
Jan 15, 2017:
"Anyone can become a victim of circumstances who is bound and determined to find the circumstances."
Jan 11, 2017:
"One way to stop doing things you'll later regret is to stop doing things you already regret. "
Jan 2, 2017:
"Perhaps there are truths I can't handle, but I like to be the one who gets to decide."
Jan 1, 2017:
"You can accept reality without believing every yarn it spins."