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Day January 15, 2011

In beer there is freedom.  In wine there is wisdom.  In water, there is bacteria. ~ Anonymous

The more I know the more I know I don’t know. ~ Socrates

Men are not punished for their sins, but by them. ~ Kin Hubbard

A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower. ~ Kin Hubbard

If a man works like a horse for his money, there are a lot of girls anxious to take him down the bridal path. ~ Marty Allen

Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day. ~ Barbara De Angelis

Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal. ~ Louis K. Anspacher

The curse which lies upon marriage is that too often the individuals are joined in their weakness rather than in their strength–each asking from the other instead of finding pleasure in giving. ~ Simone De Beauvoir

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures. ~ Samuel Johnson

After marriage, a woman’s sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man’s so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her. ~ Helen Rowland

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they “don’t understand” one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to. ~ Helen Rowland

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her—when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her? ~ Helen Rowland

When we encounter a natural style we are always surprised and delighted, for we thought to see an author and found a man. ~ Blaise Pascal

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. ~ Blaise Pascal

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. ~ W. Edwards Deming

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. ~ Karen Kaiser Clark

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others. ~ Jacob M. Braude

When you’re through changing, you’re through. ~ Bruce Barton

People can cry much easier than they can change. ~ James Baldwin

Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock. ~ James Baldwin

If the pace of change outside your farm gate is greater than the pace of change inside the gate, then there is a problem. ~ Pita Alexander

People don’t change because they see the light. They change because they feel the heat. ~ Caroline Schoeder ++

At first I thought my life was going around in circles. Then I got to looking closer, and it’s actually a downward spiral. ~ Tom Ryan

As I get older I realize it is the small things that make us happy.  But I don’t know if that’s wisdom from age or the constant barrage of life’s disappointments that make you set the bar really low. ~ Laura Hayden

I’m sixty years of age. That’s 16 Celsius.  ~ George Carlin    ++

I’m so old when I order a three-minute egg they make me pay up front.  ~ Henry Youngman

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. ~ Victor Hugo

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. ~ Jim Fiebig    ++

My childhood was rough. Once for my birthday, my old man gave me a bat. The first day I played with it, it flew away.  ~ Rodney Dangerfield

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. ~ African proverb (via Mike Gilbert)

People who live in glass houses might as well answer the door.  ~ Morey Amsterdam

I was asking my friend who has children, “What if I have a baby and I dedicate my life to it and it grows up to hate me. And it blames everything wrong with its life on me.” And she said, “What do you mean, ‘if’?”  ~ Rita Rudner

Never use yourself as your own role model.

In three billion years, the sun will still burn out.

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. ~ John Locke

You can never do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can only go halfway into a dark forest, then you are coming out of the other side. ~ Chinese proverb

A dead end street is a good place to turn around. ~ Naomi Judd

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

Today is not the day you quit. Nor is it the day you cry. Today you know that you have all the passion and wisdom to find that quiet center of solace, serenity, and strength necessary to create and sustain an authentic life. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

Wise men are instructed by reason; men of less understanding, by experience; the most ignorant, by necessity; the beasts, by nature. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Wisdom is not knowledge, but lies in the use we make of knowledge. ~ N. Sri Ram