You’ve heard of these since you were a child but I’ve never actually read them myself from cover to cover or met anyone who has. Having done so now, I know why. They aren’t half boring. Sure, they’re cram full of wisdom but any genre starts to pale when you read 203 examples of it.
There are some classics in there of course and some that should be more well-known but all in all, the way life is, it isn’t reading these that will make us wise in the end. The only way we’re really going to be one step ahead of our stupid selves is by simply growing old and making mistakes.
men can exist without butchers, but they will never go without beef
mendacity: the tendency to be untruthful
terrible > poor > mediocre > okay > good > very good > excellent > superb
FINISHED:2007 – Apr