Yet More Observations On Life

Curt-lineby Curt Kovener

It is time to return to life sayings. This time a spattering of observations on life from Midwesterners’ eyes.

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example ~Mark Twain

Share the good fortune with others. ~Paul Newman

Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety. ~Ben Hecht

A bore is a person who talks when you want him to listen. ~Ambrose Bierce.

Time wounds all heels. ~Jane Ace

I base my fashion taste on what doesn’t itch. ~Gilda Radner

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes. ~Abigail Van Buren

The first quality of a good education is good manners. ~Hubert H. Humphrey

Most people think in terms of getting. Success, however, begins with giving. ~Henry Ford

The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back. ~Abigail Van Buren

Your friend is the one who knows all about you and still like you. ~Elbert Hubbard

Most of us grew up poor and didn’t know it. Today, if you’re poor, politicians never let you forget it. ~Paul Harvey

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain

Old habits are strong and jealous. ~Dorthea Brande

Always select the right sort of parents. ~George Ade.

If humility speaks of itself, it is gone. ~D.L. Moody

Women are less ashamed than men. They have less to be ashamed of. ~Ambrose Bierce

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island. ~Walt Disney

The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines. ~Frank Lloyd Wright

Opportunity is limitless. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. ~Charles F. Kettering

Few men own their own property. Their property owns them. ~Robert Ingersoll

Kovener’s Corollary: If you own a business, you don’t run it. It runs you.