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If you don't like the possum, enjoy the sweet potatoes
John H. Hayes

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If you don't like the possum, enjoy the sweet potatoes
some principles for travel along the road of life
John H. Hayes

Published 2009 by Cascade Books in Eugene, Or .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

If you don't like the possum, enjoy the sweet potatoes
Give people enough rope and they will hang you
Never attack a skunk from the rear
One-armed persons make poor cotton pickers
Feed your enemy; it's always harder to fight with a full stomach
Life is less like a consommé and more like a stew
Certitude is the breeding ground of intolerance and violence
Try to live so your children won't want to piss on your tombstone
Nobody is ever greatly bothered by their own personally produced methane
If you own a male dog, eat the fruit from high off the tree
Don't burn your bridges before you cross them
Commuting is never back and forth but always forth and back
That nightmare may be Uncle Og and Aunt Ig fleeing from a saber-toothed tiger
Meat gets done, people get finished
Every person is an island
Visions of the hereafter should not distort the view of the here-and-now
Sometimes the most nourishing diet for the soul is to eat crow
Real empathy occurs when other people's tears flow down our cheeks
The older we get, the weirder our toenails grow
First curse the dark, then light a candle
Learn to buy high and sell low
Bless the day you realized that children, after all, had finally become adults
Neither it a thou or thou an it
Better emeritus than posthumous
Chase rabbits, you might scare up an elephant
Vengeance is far too sweet to be enjoyed by the almighty alone
We should all be fanatics for the cause of moderation
Speak softly but always be accompanied by a lawyer with a big stick
Try to bequeath your children more than a copy of your bankruptcy statement
Some of the time some of us have two faces, but all of the time all of us have four personas
A book of verses, a jusg of wine, a loaf of bread, and who needs a thou
The heart that has been broken can be mended; the heart that has been crushed can never be repaired
Develop a capacity to glorify the routine
When someone sets out to rehabilitate you, run like a scalded dog
Avoid having to pay alimony on your alimony payments
The highest tuition is always charged on lessons already learned
Beware of adjectival denigration or there never was a "good" Samaritan
In spite of added frills, a bathroom is still a toilet
If you couldn't kill it, you shouldn't eat it
The meaning is always in the prepositions
A mangy dog will let anybody scratch it
Cheap compliments are seldom worth their price
Learn to love those you don't even like
Don't create a situation where there are more piglets than teats
In our lying operations, fence construction is always the costliest expense
The cleanest uniforms are on those who play the least
The best news analysis is always on the late night comedy shows
Maybe things won't turn out well : the worrier should at least receive some reward
Always trust your spouse, but hire a good private investigator
If you are young, worry about the Laius not the Oedipus Complex
Appreciate the fact that the whole of creation was made just for you
History never repeats itself : we have to try to live it right the only time around.

Edition Notes

Includes index.


Library of Congress
BJ1581.2 .H36 2009

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xii, 163 p. ;
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