January 14: Work

January 14
Work

38.
You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony.
~John Barrymore. John Sidney Blyth (1882 – 1942), better known as John Barrymore, was an American actor of stage and screen.

39.
If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion.
~George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950), Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.Money Matters.05b

January 13: Celebrities

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
January 13
Celebrities

35.
When people ask me if I have any spare change, I tell them I have it at home in my spare wallet.
~Nick Arnette

36.
Someone stole all my credit cards, but I won’t be reporting it. The thief spends less than my wife did.
~Henny Youngman (originally German surname Junggman) (1906 – 1998), British-born American comedian and violinist famous for “one-liners,” short, simple jokes usually delivered rapid-fire. His best known one-liner was “Take my wife—please.”

37.
If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.
~Lane Kirkland (1922 – 1999), United States labor union leader who served as President of the AFL-CIO for more than 16 years

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January 10: Humor

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
January 10
Humor

27.
Another good thing about being poor is that when you are seventy, your children will not have you declared legally insane in order to gain control of your estate.
~Woody Allen (born 1935 as Allan Stewart Konigsberg), award-winning American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, and playwright, whose career spans over half a century

28.
We used to build civilizations. Now we build shopping malls.
~Bill Bryson/ William McGuire “Bill” Bryson, OBE (born 1951), best-selling American author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and science

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January 9: “Canis Major” by Robert Frost

Canis Major
by Robert Frost

The great Overdog
That heavenly beast
With a star in one eye
Gives a leap in the east.
He dances upright
All the way to the west
And never once drops
On his forefeet to rest.
I’m a poor underdog,
But to-night I will bark
With the great Overdog
That romps through the dark.

January 8: Humor

January
January 8
Humor

22.
One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.
~Michael Cibenko

23.
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
~Sidney J. Harris

24.
Don’t panic!
~Arthur C. Clarke, when asked “If you could tell people one thing, just one thing, what would that be?” [from interview published in The Futurist, July-Aug 2008]

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January 8: Humor

January 8
Humor

 

22.

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.

~Jonathan Swift, Essay on the Faculties of the Mind

 23.

The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free.

~Henry David Thoreau

 

Henry David Thoreau

 

24.

Only Lawyers and mental defectives are automatically exempt from jury duty.

~George Bernard Shaw

 

January 7: Justice (Law and Lawyers)

January 7
Justice

 

20.

You condemn on hearsay evidence alone, your sins increase.

~Anonymous African proverb, quoted in Apropos of Africa : Sentiments of Negro American Leaders on Africa from the 1800s to the 1950s (1969), edited by Adelaide Cromwell Hill and Martin Kilson

21.

He wastes his tears who weeps before the judge.

~Italian proverb

23.

The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free.

~Henry David Thoreau

 

24.

Only Lawyers and mental defectives are automatically exempt from jury duty.

~George Bernard Shaw