Human nature is such that man sees himself last; especially if it comes to blame he never thinks of himself, he first blames the other.
—Hazrat Inayat Khan
The danger of handling explosive chemicals is brought home in this article from Ordill, Illinois. Eight years later two more men would die, and a third injured, in another explosion at the same plant when they were handling propellants for starting jet engines.
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The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.
—Mitchell Burgess, Northern Exposure, Thanksgiving, 1992
Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses.
Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
This is the spot where we can share those eye-catching, thought-provoking slogans we find on T-shirts, pins, and apparel.
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Confidence is positive and empowering, but arrogance is deadly. Be confident, but not at the expense of your respect for others. Don’t burn up all your energy proving how great you are. Invest your time and energy being thoughtful and helpful. —Ralph Marston
Expecting life to treat you right because you are a good person, is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.
—Shari R. Barr
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less. —G.K. Chesterton