Monday, June 21, 2010
This, That and a Grammar Lesson
"We happily accumulate possessions and happily give them away. It is only possessing them that gives no happiness."
"It is not that the honest pursuit of one's selfish interests cannot be a social good. It is that if one is selfish, why would one be honest?"
"According to science, the universe began as a swirl of gas that, as it cooled, spun off the Ten Commandments."
"As an experiment, I have trapped some cooling gas in a bottle, and I'm waiting to see if a universe develops."
"We look at the smiling faces in an old family photo, and we think how happily innocent we were, which is exactly what those smiling faces wanted us to think."
"There is no expert on what happiness is but many on what it might have been."
God sends the dawn
that we might see
that still might be.
"If the light goes out when you close a refrigerator door, do the smiles vanish when you close a family photo album?"
"Observing your child at make-believe, you realize that the most underrated of family values is its entertainment value."
"As parents, we guide by our unspoken example. It is only when we're talking to them that our kids aren't listening."
"The clash between child and adult is never so stubborn as when the child within us confronts the adult in our child."
"There is a moment between child and parent when the child first realizes that someday this person is going to need serious help."
If you say "hone in" instead of "home in," have you ever seen a honing pigeon?
If you say "different than" instead of "different from," do you think a horse differs than a pig?
If you say, "between you and I" instead of "between you and me," do you say "between you, I and the fencepost?"
~~ Robert Brault
Posted by Robert Brault at 1:48 PM