Al’s Quotes & Quips for February

  • “Pride, like humility, is destroyed by one’s insistence that he possesses it.” (Kenneth Bancroft Clark, quoted in The Los Angeles Times)
  • “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”  (Charles Wadsworth, quoted in the Mobile, Ala., Press-Register)
  • “The man who insists on seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides.” (Henri-Frederic Amiel, quoted in the Associated Press)
  • “The real voyage of discovery consists of not seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” (Marcel Proust)
  • “When you do not respond to bad behavior, you get more of it.” (Carly Fiorina, quoted on Fox News)
  • “Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn’t have to do it himself.”  (A.H. Weiler, quoted in the Daytona Beach, News-Journal)
  • “Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.” (Mignon McLaughlin)
  • “If from infancy you treat children as gods, they are liable as adults to act as devils.” (P.D. James, quoted in the Wall Street Journal)
  • “Money may not immediately kill people in the way terrorism does, but it does change the fabric of daily life in much deeper and more insidious ways.” (Luc Sante, quoted in The Guardian U.K.)
  • “People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.” (Benjamin Franklin, quoted in the United Press International)
  • “If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” (Woodrow Wilson, quoted in The Buffalo News)

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