Advice for Living

A colleague sent me this list of small pieces of advice and wisdom…


  1. Never take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.
  2. Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
  3. All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
  4. In the ’60s people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
  5. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
  6. A day without sunshine is like, well, night.
  7. Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don’t.
  8. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.
  9. Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?
  10. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
  11. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong.
  12. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
  13. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.