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One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.

No one ever became great by imitation.
An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.
On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.
Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. If it were his beauty that enthralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading.
See the man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope for a fool than for him. [Proverbs 26:7]
I believe in person to person. Every person is Christ for me, and since there is only one Jesus, that person is the one person in the world at that moment.
Somewhere in the bible it say Jesus hair was like lamb's wool, I say. Well, say Shug, if he came to any of these churches we talking bout he'd have to have it conked before anybody paid him any attention. The last thing niggers want to think about they God is that his hair kinky.
Jesus whom I know as my Redeemer cannot be less than God.
Country music is three chords and the truth.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.
Two things rob people of their peace of mind : work unfinished and work not yet begun.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
One never needs their humor as much as when they argue with a fool.
It is easy enough to be virtuous When nothing tempts you to stray; When without or within No voice of sin Is luring your soul away. But it is only a negative virtue until it is tried by fire. For the soul that is worth the treasures of the earth is the soul that resists desire.
O Lord, if there is a Lord, save my soul, if I have a soul.
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. [Matthew 10:28]
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.
To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead --somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man --somewhere these, too, come together.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.
Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy for friendship's sake.
Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon.
Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.
Physical strength in a woman -- that's what I am.
Without consistency there is no moral strength.
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity
The education of a man is never complete until he dies.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Broken friendships can be soldered, but never sound.
Despair gives courage to a coward.
My attitude toward men who mess around is simple: If you find 'em, kill 'em.
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.
One of the best lessons children learn through video games is standing still will get them killed quicker than anything else.
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
Action is the antidote to despair.
You don't need any brains to listen to music.
A lot of pop music is about stealing pocket money from children.
Marriage is like a violin. After the music is over, you still have the strings.
Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
Music causes us to think eloquently.
Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
In memory everything seems to happen to music.
Music is a readily available, highly effective tool that you use to improve both your cognitive and physical abilities.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.
Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.
When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.
It takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son -- and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
Of all things upon earth that bleed and grow, a herb most bruised is woman.
The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives.
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
No one is as angry as the person who is wrong.
No person is important enough to make me angry.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
Successful marriage is always a triangle: a man, a woman, and God.
Woman submits to her fate; man makes his.
Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.

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