WISE AND WITTY SAYINGS
The best good deed that you can do for another person is to let that person do a good deed for you.
To dislike the son-in-law is to dislike the woman who chose him. Likewise, to dislike the daughter-in-law is to dislike the man who chose her. Furthermore, to dislike the mother-in-law is to dislike her children, each and every one.
Love favors the bold: The big fish will swim right into your net if you only ask it to. But, if you don't ask, then eventually someone else will, and then you will end up singing your song about the one that got away.
Probate is the government's way of creating jobs for lawyers at the expense of bereaved families.
Blessed is he that cometh into this world by the stork, for he will not have a family for whom he has to cook, wash dishes, file (income and estate) taxes, and go to probate.
He that achieveth the American Dream endeth up spending most of his life fixing the lawn mower, fixing the roof, and fixing the pipes.
Knowledge is knowing how to do something. Wisdom is knowing the right thing to do. Virtue is doing what one knows is right. Sadly enough, one can have knowledge and wisdom without virtue. Equally sad is the fact that one cannot have virtue without both knowledge and wisdom.
Knowledge makes one able. Virtue makes one willing. Curiosity makes one willing to be able. Grace makes one able to be willing.
When the children are young, the parents work hard so that the children can enjoy Christmas. When the children get older, then it is the children who work hard so that the parents can enjoy Christmas.
If someone tells you that you have a sense of humor, you can be absolutely certain that that person likes you a lot.
Uninsured-motorist coverage is the government's way of forcing good people to pay more than their fair share so that bad people can pay less than theirs.
Sad, but true: Most people land in the wrong place at the wrong time because they were doing what's right.
A hero is not a person who seeks out death-defying acts for the sake of glory or fame. Rather, a true hero is simply a person who goes about his daily business, meets each challenge when and if it comes along, and always does what's right, no matter how hard it is and no matter how much sacrifice it takes.
A country is only as free as its most enslaved citizen.
A friend is anyone that I like a lot, for whatever the reason might be, or even if for no reason at all.
Here's why we lose at baseball: When the enemy pitchers try to throw the ball by us, we can't hit it! But, when our pitchers try to throw the ball by the enemy hitters, they hit it!
Here's why so many missing children remain missing for a very long time: Those folks who know something are unwilling to speak, while those folks who are willing to speak don't know anything.
Some corollaries of the Second Law of Thermodynamics: 1. Things slow down. 2. Things wear out. 3. Man gathers; Nature scatters. 4. Man has to spend a large portion of his life raking leaves! 5. It takes much more time, effort, and money to do good than it does to do evil. 6. As dinnertime approaches, the apartment-dweller knows exactly what his neighbors are having for dinner. (This was told to me by a friend who lives in an apartment.) 7. After a few months or years of working properly, your computer will suddenly crash, even though you "did nothing different."
You know you're getting old when, as the days wind down into the second half of October, you can't wait for December 26 to arrive.
You know you're getting old when, as you're preparing for a trip, you're looking forward to the moment when you step off the plane back in your own home town.
The world hates an honest man.
Praise is spoken worship.
Prayer is the greatest expression of love.
The best restitution that we can offer to the descendants of slavery is to stop enslaving them!
Tell a lie, and the jury will believe every word of it. Tell the truth, and the jury will cry out, "Perjury! Perjury!"
It's not enough to just walk the talk. You also have to talk the walk.
Dead bodies move! (This was told to me by a family member who claims to have observed it. It does not mean that the dead body is animated by a supernatural force, but rather is just a consequence of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. During the process of decay, solid matter in the body changes to liquid, and liquid matter changes to gas. By the Second Law of Thermodynamics, these changes in state are non-uniform. As a result, the centers of gravity of arms, legs, and head move about slightly, which can cause these body parts to roll a bit. The chest and stomach can also sink downward a bit, causing the clothing on them to move. Most motions are very small and imperceptible. Large motions are much less probable than small motions, but are not out of the question. Actually, the family member who observed the motion was unaware of the Second Law of Thermodynamics and simply assumed that the decedent was still alive despite having been pronounced dead by trained medics at the decedent's nursing home several days earlier. So he didn't really tell me that dead bodies move, but rather told me that the medics had made a mistake when pronouncing the decedent dead! Yes, this is a true story.)
Another corollary of the Second Law of Thermodynamics: 8. Some people don't have enough money to feed their families, and other people have huge surpluses. This is the reason why I am in the Walk for Hunger! And you can be too! In one or both of two ways:
(1). You can register to be either a real walker in the Walk itself or a virtual (online-only) walker. To register, click on the "Participate" button above. Or:
(2). You can participate without joining or registering -- just click on the "Donate to John" button above.
And thank you very much!