Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.
Isaac Stern, the famous violinist, once ran into boxer Muhammad Ali at a party. To start a conversation, Stern said, “You might say we’re in the same business. We both make a living with our hands.”
“You must be pretty good,” replied Ali. “There isn’t a mark on you.”
Adapted from Bartlett’s Book of Anecdotes
Clifton Fadiman and Andre Bernard, editors
All you need to grow fine, vigorous grass is a crack in your sidewalk.
The key to eating healthy is not eating any food that has a TV commercial.
The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.
Our toaster has two settings: too soon or too late.
You can’t put a price tag on love, but you can on all its accessories.
What happens if a jokester always hears his or her stories repeated?
The tale is dogging the wag.
Adapted from A Pleasury of Witticisms and Word Play
Antony B. Lake
The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being right.
Given a thimbleful of facts we rush to make generalizations as large as a tub.
Gordon W. Allport