I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine.
-- John Adams, 1780 letter to his wife Abigail.
If you are up to your neck in crap, don't let your head hang.
- German proverb
Oh No! Mom's on a diet . . . we're all gonna die!
-- Refrigerator Magnet, Unknown Author.