[Note: To the best of my knowledge, I invented these quotes. I did what I believed to be due diligence to confirm that I was not stealing them from anyone else. If it turns out that I have, I did not do so intentionally and will happily give all due credit to the appropriate author once it is brought to my attention that I didn’t think them up first.]

No one takes anything from you that you haven’t let them keep.

I have a lifetime of whiskey wisdom but, alas, I’m fresh out of beer Chasers.
Wisdom is Failure’s bastard.

Abstinence from sin may bring you closer to God but it is the Devil who accompanies you on the journey.

The greatest things in life are the ones nobody else is doing.

I started out as a hippie but then I got old. Now I’m just trying to find my way home.

If your dog hasn’t taught you things about yourself you never realized, you aren’t paying close enough attention to what she’s trying to tell you.

Cling tightly to your comfort in solitude lest a sociable soul seek its purchase there.

It’s what we can’t see that truly gives us vision.

Pride finds the perfect target on which to project blame for your problems., Humility reveals the extent to which your problems are of your own making.

The relationship between a man’s benevolence and the exercise of his power over others resolves to an inverse proportion, while the measures of his freedom and liberty are tied exponentially to the depths of his humility and Grace.

It is not our failures that define us so much as it is what we are willing to contend with until we ultimately succeed.

About life, there is a fundamental truth; We are judged most harshly by our words and remembered least gratefully for our deeds. The greater the benefit to others of the latter, the less likely these will be appreciated by those guilty of the former.