"A hard man is good to find." -- Mae West (Mary Jane West, 1893–1980, American actress, playwright,    screenwriter and sex symbol)                                                               


"Sex is God's joke on human beings."  -- Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (1908–1989, American actress of film, television    and theater)                                             

Character and Companions

"When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends." -- Japanese proverb                                   


"If you do that again, mother, I'll have to put you back in the root cellar." -- Norman Bates                     


"Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you." -- Unknown                          

Love and Happiness

"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved." -- George Sand (Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin Dudevant, 1804-1876, French novelist)   ...


"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."   -- Plato (427-347 B.C., Greek philosopher)                                        


"We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it."   -- José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955, Spanish philosopher and statesman) ...


"The paradoxical -- and tragic -- situation of man is that his conscience is weakest when he needs it most."   -- Eric Fromm (1900-1980, German-born U.S. psychoanalyst and author) ...


"There is no better looking-glass than an old friend." -- Anonymous                                                          

Of Joy and Love

"The greatest pleasure of life is love." -- William Temple (1628-1699, English essayist and diplomat)                                                                 

On Giving Happiness and Joy

"Lose no chance of giving pleasure." -- Frances Ridley Havergal (1836–1879, English religious poet and hymn writer)                                             

On Getting Something for Nothing

  "Every man has his little weakness.  It often takes the form of a desire to get something for nothing." -- Elbert Green Hubbard (1856-1915, American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher) ...

Of Human Flaws and Faults

"However blind a man may be,  Another's faults he's sure to see." -- Anonymous                              

Usurpation and Injustice

When wealth, which is directly produced by labor, is directly possessed by capital, then this is usurpation of wealth, which is injustice.  If we want to create a more perfect union, then we must abolish the disunity of labor and capital, the...

Reducing the Size of Government

The conservatives talk about reducing the bigness of government.  But we need to determine and define what constitutes government bigness.  In my opinion, the more democratic a government, the better the government, and the better a...


"A book is a postponed suicide." -- Emil M. Cioran (1911-1995, Rumanian writer)              


  "Only the dead have seen an end to war." -- George Santayana (1863-1952, Spanish-born U.S. philosopher and writer)                           


  "Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong." -- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish essayist and historian)                                 


  "A good friend is my nearest relation." -- Thomas Fuller (1608-1661,  English churchman and historian)

Personal Appearance

  "After a certain age every man is responsible for his face." -- Albert Camus (1913–1960, French Algerian author, philosopher, and journalist) 

Skepticism and Belief

"Skepticism is like faith: both are substitutes for seeing." -- Bert Hellinger (1925-      , German psychotherapist)

Being and Thinking

"We are what we think." -- Siddhartha Gautama ("Buddha", c.563-483 BCE, Indian religious leader)


"Only the shallow know themselves." -- Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900, Irish writer)

Wrong Thinking, Right Convictions

"Wrong reasoning sometimes lands poor mortals in right conclusions." -- Mary Ann Evans ("George Eliot", 1819-1880, English novelist)