A few leftover thoughts on pets
"Sometimes we forget to say goodbye to the only creature who will miss us."
"Although without sin, what animal ever cast the first stone?"
"There is in all animals a sense of duty that man condescends to call instinct."
Miscellaneous, old and new
"There is a limit to how much you can change to be liked for who you really are."
"The only certain mercy in life is that someday the undertaker will do your hair in such a way that you'll be glad you're dead."
"The thing about people is how they're exactly the same in so many different ways."
"We tend to reveal ourselves to our friends. Perhaps God is not so different."
One man's experience: "People who don't like you at first will not like you in the end, no matter how much they like you in between."
"If I were convinced that God is an illusion, I would worship the Illusionist."
"You have a claim on life, and at some point life will offer you a settlement. Don't take it."
The preponderance of the evidence stands little chance against the preponderance of the wishing-it-weren't-so.
"The most difficult requirement of becoming knowledgable is that you must give up certainty."
"I am not yet completely ignorant, for I do not know all the answers."
"After eight years on social security, I can truthfully say that my money has been hard-earned, although not by me."
"Be careful of electing to political office anyone who claims to know what you deserve."
"There is a strong profile we turn to the mirror and a weak profile by which everyone knows us."
"Family resemblance is always in the weak profile."
~~ Robert Brault