Tuesday, 26 June 2012


There is one topic peremptorily forbidden to all well-bred, to all rational mortals, namely, their distempers. If you have not slept, or if you have slept, or if you have headache, or sciatica, or leprosy, or thunder-stroke, I beseech you, by all angels, to hold your peace, and not pollute the morning.

Don't use all your effort on trying to find yourself a woman who will be a good wife. Instead, spend almost all your time molding yourself into a great husband.

We have no more right to put our discordant states of mind into the lives of those around us and rob them of their sunshine and ;brighten possibilities.

That's the hard part. Once you are a man who will make a great husband, finding (and keeping) a wife is much less difficult. The same advice goes for women looking for a husband.

Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.

It was amazing to me that men who wouldn't brush their teeth or comb their hair were frustrated that they couldn't get women to go out with them. Guys who had little ambition and absolutely no fashion sense couldn't understand why God hadn't “blessed” them with a wife. And the same goes for sour, abrupt women who complain that either they can't keep a man or the man they already have isn't worth keeping.

Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.

This is not to say that if you are single it is because you are unworthy. The point is, don't worry too much about finding or keeping someone. Take care of yourself. Learn to be patient and forgiving. Read books, take courses and do all things possible to make yourself the number one potential husband or wife in the world.

Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.

That's the best way to find and keep a great wife or terrific husband. They will actually search you out.