I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be

November 30th, 2017

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked, and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.


 

When there are two conflicting versions of a story, the wise cour

November 30th, 2017

When there are two conflicting versions of a story, the wise course is to believe the one in which people appear at their worst.


 

They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering li

November 30th, 2017

They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?


 

One realization does dawn upon the death of the second parent, na

November 30th, 2017

One realization does dawn upon the death of the second parent, namely that you’ve now moved into the green room to the River Styx. You’re next.


 

The fence around a cemetery is foolish, for those inside can’t co

November 30th, 2017

The fence around a cemetery is foolish, for those inside can’t come out and those outside don’t want to get in.


 

We usually meet all of our relatives only at funerals where someb

November 30th, 2017

We usually meet all of our relatives only at funerals where somebody always observes: “Too bad we can’t get together more often.”


 

As for death, one gets used to it, even if it is only other peopl

November 30th, 2017

As for death, one gets used to it, even if it is only other people’s death you get used to.


 

Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.

November 30th, 2017

Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.


 

Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying d

November 30th, 2017

Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.


 

I’ve done made a deal with the devil. He said he’s going to give

November 30th, 2017

I’ve done made a deal with the devil. He said he’s going to give me an air-conditioned place when I go down there, if I go there, so I won’t put all the fires out.