Random Thoughts for March 2019

Following are some quotes and insights that have come to me from my own reading and friends' posts, blogs and emails.

  • "And one day, for no particular reason, we became offended by everything." – A Naval Academy classmate
  • "Pray, hope, and don't worry." – St. Padre Pio
  • "Best friends don't care if your house is clean. They only care if you have wine." – One of my sisters-in-law
  • "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" – Ronald Reagan
  • "I got called 'pretty' today. Well, actually, the full statement was 'You're pretty annoying.' But I only focus on positive things." – One of my many nieces
  • "It is clear – abundantly clear – that Jesus doesn't have a 'total loss' department." – Alan Hunt
  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." – Groucho Marx
  • "Show of hands: Who else rearranges dirty dishes in the dishwasher after someone else has loaded it?" – Another one of my many nieces
  • "A goal is not always something to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at." – Bruce Lee
  • "I am a Navy veteran. My oath of office has no expiration date. Don't mess with my flag, my anthem, or my country. If this offends you, I don't care!" – A retired Navy Commander who goes to our church
  • "No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor." – Andrew Carnegie
  • "I woke up. I have clothes to wear. I have running water. I have food to eat. Life is good. I am thankful." – A teen that I sponsored at his Confirmation several years ago
  • "Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." – Mark Twain
  • "Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip." – Winston Churchill
  • "If we didn't have so many children I'd be a lot more selfish." – My wife
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