Spring is a virgin, Summer a mother,
Autumn a widow, and Winter a stepmother.
Childish games: those at which your wife beats you.
Does Medicare Know?
Surgeons know nothing but do everything.
Internists know everything but do nothing.
Pathologists know everything and do everything but too late.
…Robin Cook, Godplayer
Before the craze for split-level homes a fellow kept it to himself if he lived over
It is queer what a liking young students have for long words and Latin quotations, and what a dread possesses them of appearing conventional. A promising candidate for the clergy was once given charge of a funeral in the absence of the pastor of the church. He knew it was customary for the minister to announce after the sermon that those who wished should step up to view the remains, but he thought this was too hackneyed a phrase, and he said instead: “The congregation will now pass around the bier.”
“Come, come,” said Tom’s father, “at your time of life,
There’s no longer excuse for thus playing the rake–
It is time you should think, boy, of taking a wife”—
“Why, so it is, father—whose wife shall I take?”
What’s in a Name?
Meneshian: Turkish in derivation, in turn derived from Persian, binafshah, and/or from Armenian, manoushag, menesh is a variant of menekshe, which is defined as violet.