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July 19

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“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” – Thomas Jefferson

He then said, “In matters of slavery, waffle a bit and go to Paris.”

Categories: Mr. Know-It-All, Politics

July 18

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Remember and revere the hard times, for they will become the stories you most like to tell.

Or, just make them up. No one’s listening to you anyway.

Categories: Mr. Know-It-All

July 17

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It’s best that we have different opinions. If not, everyone would drive a car just like yours.

Other than that, though, I’d be pretty cool with it.

Categories: Mr. Know-It-All

July 16

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What good is it to go fast if you’re headed in the wrong direction?

Instead, go slowly in the wrong direction, savoring every delicious, wrongheaded moment of it.

Categories: Father Knows Best

July 15

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Resist making big decisions late at night or after a hectic day.

Because, when you’re tired, it’s much harder to see if the quarter has landed heads or tails.

Categories: Father Knows Best

July 14

November 3rd, 2009 Comments off

Love today. Squeeze all the sunshine and beauty from it, for you will never see the likes of it again.

Especially once you squeeze all the sunshine and beauty out of it.

Categories: Father Knows Best

July 13

November 3rd, 2009 Comments off

A good book is a friend forever.

A bad book is The Lost Symbol.

July 12

November 1st, 2009 Comments off

“Good manners and soft words have brought many a difficult thing to pass.” – Sir John Vanbrugh

I guesss he said that before the invention of Ex-Lax.

Categories: Medicine, Mr. Know-It-All

July 11

November 1st, 2009 Comments off

Never speak negatively about yourself; your enemies will do that for you.

And don’t think a smarmy, back-stabbing, know-it-all jerk like you doesn’t have enemies…

I mean…

😉

July 10

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Be grateful if your childhood bedroom was small and upstairs under the eaves. It’s the one you’ll remember most happily.

When I was a kid, I had to sleep in a closet. Standing up. Under a leak. Next to my two brothers. And Grandma. And they were the best 32 years of my life!

Categories: Father Knows Best

July 9

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You don’t have to originate great ideas, but you must be able to recognize one when it comes strutting by.

That way, when you’re old and bitter, you’ll be able to count exactly how many great ideas you watched strut by.

July 8

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When you believe in someone, let them know it.

Well, whaddaya think I leave the cookies and milk out for?

July 7

November 1st, 2009 Comments off

Friends might not always be friends. That’s why you don’t tell them everything.

“Why, yes! I’d be honored to be your Best Man. But only if you finally tell me your first name.”

“No deal.”

July 6

November 1st, 2009 Comments off

You don’t have to encourage anyone to become a writer. If it’s meant to be, he or she won’t need encouragement. True talent has a way of finding novel ways of being expressed and discovered.

Like, in a calendar.

Or a calendar-mocking website.