BELIEVE IT OR NOT #7

  1. Many people have failed because they have a wishbone where their backbone ought to be.

  2. The business of a leader is to turn weakness into strength, obstacles into stepping stones, and disaster into triumph.

  3. Children need strength to lean on, a shoulder to cry on, and an example to learn from.

  4. Trouble is what gives a person a chance to discover their strength or lack of it.

  5. By the time a person finds greener pastures, they're too old to climb the fence.

  6. The time-tested method of slowing down advancing age seems to be misrepresentation.

  7. Sixty-five is the age when one acquires sufficient experience to lose one's job.

  8. You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.

  9. Regardless of age, most folks are not as old as they hope to be.

  10. It's a sign of age if you feel like the morning after the night before, and you haven't been anywhere.

  11. Christmas shopping should include buying toys for the children that the father would enjoy playing with too.

  12. A college education is very educational. It teaches the parents of the student how to do without a lot of things.

  13. With as many divorces as we have nowadays, it seems that more parents are running away from home than children.

  14. Having teenagers is often what undermines a parent's belief in heredity.

  15. The law of heredity is that all undesirable traits come from the other parent.

  16. We need tougher child abuse laws parents have taken enough abuse from their children.

  17. The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

  18. Every age is modern to those living in it.

  19. Why is the person who snores always the first one to fall asleep?

  20. Most people like hard work. Particularly when they pay for it.

  21. Too many parents tie up their dogs and allow their children to run loose.

  22. The average man has sixty-nine pounds of muscle, forty-one pounds of bone, three pounds of brain which seems to explain a lot of things.

  23. The ability to say "no" is perhaps the greatest gift a parent has.

  24. Capital punishment is when Ottawa comes up with a new tax.

  25. Parenthood is a gamble. You never know how far you're going to be driven out of your mind.

  26. The best thing that parents can spend on their children is time not money.

  27. Knowledge humbles great people, astonishes the common folk, and puffs up the little person.

  28. Greatness is noted largely by comparison. A ship looks huge when tied up at a dock, but tiny when seen at sea.

  29. It's incredible when we think how little our parents knew about child psychology and how wonderful we turned out to be!

  30. Child psychology is what children manage their parents with.

  31. The main problem with teenagers is that they're just like their parents were at their age.

    ....or to put it another way....

    The average teenager still has all the faults that their parents have outgrown.

  32. The death penalty may not eliminate crime, but there's never a repeat offence.

  33. In the old days judges would suspend the guilty instead of the sentence.

  34. The accent may be on youth these days, but the stress is still on the parents.

  35. Capital punishment is when the government taxes you to get the capital so that it can go into business in competition with you, and then taxes the profit on your business in order to pay for its losses.

  36. Some folks achieve greatness, others are born to greatness, a few have greatness thrust upon them. The rest of us just think we're great.

  37. All a parent has to do to make a child thirsty is to fall asleep.

  38. Parents of the modern generation talk as if they had nothing to do with it.

  39. Parents these days don't bring up their children they finance them.

  40. A person must be big enough to admit their mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

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