Patience is to genius, as butter is to Velcro.  And aggression is to Art as time is to perversion.



With the ordinary, curiosity ends up as alum to the mind.  The continuing mis-diagnosis-of-interests.



“Be careful, dearest, and do not step on a small historian.”  “Mindful now, my darling, that you do not rush out into the street and trip a car, or damage a lorry.”  “Wait up, my sweet bon bon; do not go into the public library and stick out your tongue at Dr. Johnson’s writing.”  “No, no, my little pleasant one, do not speak of your fellow man with your mouth full of adjectives.”



From one unusual, but useful view, a wild animal IS domesticated if there is one person he doesn’t bite.



The duty of the patient is to wait.