Love but Don’t Believe

“Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.”

**Josh Billings

Great Standard

“I take some pride in . . . representing myself exactly how I would like to have my son remember me to his kids.”

**Robert Downey Jr.


“I won’t be wronged. I won’t be insulted. I won’t be laid a-hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”  

**John Wayne

A Common Flaw

“He had the vanity to believe men did not like him – while men simply did not know him.” 

**Gustav Flaubert

Own Yourself

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” 

**Robert Frost

I’m So Uncouth

“I thought everyone must know that a short jacket is always worn with a silk hat at a private meeting in the morning.” 

–Edward VII when a friend arrived in a long coat. He meant it just as condescendingly as it sounds too! O_o

So Humble it’s Nauseating

“In 1969, I published a small book on Humility. It was a pioneering work which has not, to my knowledge, been superseded.”

**Lord Longford