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Wattree’s Pearls of Limited Wisdom
By Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist)
Published July 29, 2011


*The greatest lesson in wisdom, intelligence, and class is the understanding that one doesn’t corner the market on any of them

*When you choose to live in a fantasy, you’re forced to view reality as a myth

*Efficient thought requires that we first, see life as it is, and only then, as we would have it

*You are what you think, so if you refuse to think, you’re nothing

*Intelligence rises to accommodate one’s level of curiosity

*When you feel obliged to lock out differing opinions, you essentially incarcerate yourself in a prison of ignorance

*Soaring words are meaningless without the backbone to carry them through

*We often confuse literacy with intellect  Intelligence is the capacity to assess and creatively manipulate information that the literate merely regurgitates

*Some of the best money I’ve ever spent was on the gratitude in the eyes of a homeless man

*Truth was the very first victim of American exceptionalism

*We need friends to reward our failure to excel

*True love is always having your lover’s back, and knowing you don’t have to worry about your own

*Some of the greatest mind’s I’ve ever known held court while sitting on empty milk crates in the parking lots of ghetto liquor stores

*Some of the weakest minds I’ve ever known roamed the halls of academia giving the pursuit of credentials priority over the pursuit of knowledge

*Before you point your finger at another, you should smell it first

*The only difference between Arab terrorism and American terrorism is the cost and efficiency of the delivery system

*The great institutions of learning can only certify that one was present in an environment where knowledge was shared  But no institution can confer either intelligence, character, or common sense, nor can it certify that the knowledge shared was absorbed

*Man’s innate thirst for knowledge will someday overwhelm his passionate lust for stupidity

*Show me a man who believes that Moses parted the Red Sea, and I’ll show you one whose grip on reality can’t be relied upon

*Never give anyone else’s ability to think priority over your own

*More often than not, the happiest moments in your life won’t cost you a dime

*The only difference between you and Socrates is that you’re still capable of correcting your erroneous beliefs

*State’s Rights: We demand our constitutional right to lynch whomever we wish

*Libertarian: I demand my individual right to abridge the rights of whomever I please

*The GOP: Liberals are un-American – they’re engaged in a socialist plot to protect your family

*Religious Bigotry: It’s not that I hate everyone who doesn’t look, think, and act like me – it’s just that God does

*We accept the Bible as the word of God, because the Bible says it is  Go figure it

*Question: When we’re asked to “have faith,” are we being asked to have faith in God, or to have faith in what man tells us about God?

*Question: Can one believe in God, yet have no faith in man?

*Question: If we can only be “saved” though Christ, did God condemn everyone born in non-Christian nations before they were born?

*An efficient thinker gives truth priority over ideology, while ideologues give ideology priority over truth

*Question: If God knows all, and he knows before Billy is born that Billy is going to Hell, can Billy do anything in life to make God wrong?

*Every experience is a source of knowledge, so having to endure adversity makes one more, rather than less

*One should take great pride in being the product of adversity, because your mere survival provides you with unassailable credentials

*Unfortunately, man is most generously rewarded for his collusion in the conspiracy against mankind

*God made birds to fly, fish to swim, and man to think – but fish have sense enough to adhere to their nature

*If one can’t find happiness in poverty, wealth will prove to be an ineffective mentor

*It is always gratifying to win a debate, but losing one is of much more value

*We’re Black and we’re proud – right up until we escape

*Question: Why is it that we allow our children to watch murder and mayhem all day long, but if a woman’s breast is revealed we feel they’ve been irretrievably corrupted?

*We must buy a license to marry, but we’re free to hate with impunity  Go figure it

*I love you madly – until you succeed

*Black people are the product of the very same racist environment as White people  Thus, we’re just as racist toward other Blacks as any Hillbilly

*Smiley and West: 21st Century pretexts for 19th Century thinking

*Corporatists: It is always a delight to take so much credit for what so many others have done

*Older women aren’t quite as frisky as young ones, but at least I have someone to talk to when I’m done

*You know that you’re aging when you’ve got the hots for the lady in the Depends commercial

*An epiphany: The triumph of common sense over wishful thinking

*A personal epiphany: Never publish without running spellcheck

Eric L  Wattree

Http://wattree blogspot com

Ewattree@Gmail com

Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA)


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