Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.




Humor Friday

If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

A man rushing towards an exit door color


Truth in Simplicity

Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.

Newton, Sir Isaac 1689 by Godfrey Kneller pd

—Sir Isaac Newton (1689, by Godfrey Kneller, public domain)

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.

Adams, Abigail, port by Benjamin Blyth 1766

—Abigail Adams (by Benjamin Blyth, public domain)

Live with Humility

There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.

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—Henri-Frédéric Amiel (Photo public domain)

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.

Child praying on the mountain, thank God.

—Doris Day

Humor Friday

There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one.

Las Vegas strip, Aerial view

—Jack Yelton