*One’s intelligence rises to accommodate one’s level of curiosity.
*Ninety-nine percent of the people are petty, self-serving hedonists. I only hope the remaining one percent can save me from myself.
*When you feel obliged to lock out differing points of view, you incarcerate yourself in a prison of ignorance.
*Never become so enraptured by other people’s thoughts that you fail to formulate your own.
*Soaring rhetoric is only as meaningful as the backbone that sustains it.
*We often confuse literacy with intellect. Intelligence is the capacity to assess and creatively manipulate information that the literate merely regurgitates.
*Indulging in name-calling is a waste of both time and energy, because fools have a tendency to do all the heavy lifting for you.
*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.
*Politicians are not our leaders; they’re our employees – and we’re grossly neglecting the business.
*Friends are at their best when rewarding our failure to succeed.
*True love is always having your lover’s back, and knowing you don’t have to worry about your own.
*Some of the greatest minds 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.
*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.
*The key to Black liberation is to practice excellence as though it’s a jump shot.
*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 birth?
*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.
*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 exposed 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, my brother – 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.
*Corporatists: It is always a delight to take so much credit for what so many others have done.
*Always follow truth, regardless to where it leads, or whose ox it gores.
*Older women aren’t quite as frisky as young ones, but at least I have someone to talk to when I’m done.
*The perfect woman: One who only tells me to go to Hell half the time.
*Truth: You know 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.
By: Eric L. Wattree