Monday’s Toons & Quotes — 015

The Toons are by artists who give permission to share their work. The quotes are from the original Jokes of the Week.



There is nothing worse than an idle hour, with no occupation offering. People who have many such hours are simply animals waiting docilely for death. We all come to that state soon or late. It is the curse of senility. –H. L. Mencken

Sometimes I think that idlers seem to be a special class for whom nothing can be planned. Plead as one will with them, their only contribution to the human family is to warm a seat at the common table. –F. Scott Fitzgerald

The best index of a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back. –Abigail Van Buren

It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not. –Jean de La Bruyère

What makes shit such a universal joke is that it’s an unmistakable reminder of our duality, of our soiled nature, and of our will to glory. It is the ultimate lèse-majesté. –John Berger

The gap between the committed and the indifferent is a Sahara whose faint trails, followed by the mind’s eye only, fade out in the sand. –Nadine Gordimer

Life is hard, but at least it’s short. — E. J. D’Alise (circa 1980)

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