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A perusal of miscellaneous retro comics paints guys as real jerks… it’s enough to make a man want to apologize on behalf of my whole damn gender!
I love, and collect, and occasionally share wise words and quotations… here are some that have resurfaced lately…
I quote others only the better to express myself.
—Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592 )
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
—Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)
We are no more than God’s imagination about himself.
—Thomas Mann (1875-1955)
The world is a tragedy to those who feel,
but a comedy to those who think.
—Horace Walpole (1717-1797)
A child of five would understand this.
Send someone to fetch a child of five!
—Groucho Marx (1890-1977)
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
—Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
To him who is in fear, everything rustles.
—Socrates (469 BC-399 BC)
Education is when you read the fine print.
Experience is what you get if you don’t.
—Pete Seger (1919— )
He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.
— Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Everything has been thought of before—
the problem is to think of it again.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
There is no such thing as a pretty good omelette.
Many a scarecrow serves as a roost of the enlightened crow.
The man who can’t visualize a horse
galloping on a tomato is an idiot.
—André Breton (1896-1966)
Please feel free to share with me the quotations that touch your own soul, tickle your fancy, or blow your mind, OK? You can contact me here.
Perhaps these will be funnier for folks who survived puritan or fundamentalist religious upbringings… (-:
I get a good chuckle, having been raised in a relatively devout Mennonite family (Mennonites are much like our Swiss cousins the Amish, but we get to drive in cars and use zippers instead of hook-and-eye closures and buttons — the risk being, of course, that both cars and zippers are “too fast” and do not provide the opportunity for reflection and sobered second thought).