Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Blaming The Messenger

"I wonder, when we rail against God, if we are only blaming the messenger."

"I have found that when I leave behind my preconceived notions of people, I rarely go back for them."

"It is a rare person who talks to God and doesn't return with at least one new commandment."

"Happiness is an occasional brief glance into how simple it all can be."

"To put it in timely terms, life is day after day of it being too early to declare a winner."

"The great thing about being an outgoing person is that you meet outgoing strangers."

"If you wonder why older couples do not more often kiss and hug, you do not appreciate how intimate it is to just grow old together."

~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The First Thing To Remember...

"The first thing to remember about the art of conversation is that you are not the other person's favorite subject."

"It is tolerable -- the lie that gets you through your day, if you can return each evening to a truth that gets you through your night."

"To think that you haven't the energy for commitment is to greatly underestimate commitment as an energy source."

"Self-respect is spending a half-hour deciding what to wear on the 10th anniversary of the last time anyone noticed."

It doesn't hurt to say to someone, "Well done," especially if you want it medium-rare.

"You only get one youth, and it's fortunate that it happens at the only time in life when its activities could possibly interest you."

"It is possible to have principles without closing your mind to a clearly higher set of principles."

~~ Robert Brault 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A Sufficient Goal...

"A sufficient goal for any day is to take some small step in the direction of your journey."

"To be happy is to make a little more meaningful the life of everyone who ever prayed you would be."

"We would more often be happy, I think, if we could imagine the celebrations it sets off in heaven."

"It is not a code of ethics if you have to suspend it whenever your ethics are put to the test."

"The thing most needed to predict the future is a good memory."

"Life pretty much begins when you stop looking for excuses and find yourself a reason."

"Anything in a relationship that ever mattered has a way of still mattering."

~~ Robert Brault