Apophthegms & Interludes

With a nod to Friedrich Nietzsche . . .

1.

Never, ever side with ignorance.

2.

You shouldn’t hate anything. Hating takes energy, and that energy can be better spent anywhere else.

3.

The hallmark of adulthood is responsibility. When someone says, “Grow up,” he isn’t admonishing you to behave more freely.

4.

You can’t take your A in Civics into the voting booth with you.

5.

Too few people understand the difference between advice and instructions.

6.

If you’re not going to do it right, get away from it.

7.

Anybody who thinks that the arts are non-necessity ought to try living without them.

8.

Order makes freedom possible.

9.

Respect, not agreement, is the basis for human relationships.

10.

If we spent more time thinking about treating each other right and less time arguing over the labels we slap on each other, we would all be better off.