Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Glenn's Book of Quotes Number Twenty-Eight

"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead."
-- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac

I keep this quote in mind to remind myself that none of you can be trusted.  I also like Ronald Reagan's favorite Russian proverb: "Trust but verify."  You know what that means?  It means "don't trust."  

It's a hard lesson, but listen to me, oh my best beloved, never completely trust anyone.  There is only one person that you can trust, and that's yourself, and I wouldn't be too sure about that either.  This is a grim little entry from the Book of Quotes, but I've lived long enough to have been lied to, betrayed, cheated on, slandered, and stolen from.  I'm not saying that you should act as if everyone was a scoundrel, just be prepared for when they turn out to be so.

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