I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault but the kids have some work to do too.
It ain't easy to break out of a mold but if you do your work people will ultimately see what you're capable of. Too often people find it easier to make assumptions and stick with what they believe. They put you in a place and it makes their job easier. The good people constantly search for something different.
People are not perfect... very often the relationships that are strongest are those where people have worked through big crises but they've had to work through them. So the challenge to us is to work through that.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work but by worry frustration and resentment.
Women do not often fall in love with philosophers.
Women more often than not do things which aren't remotely relaxing but are all about preening which is just another sort of work.
Basically women have to prove they are strong at all times. And then when they go on the attack they have to not appear mean because those women often get the label of being catty.
Working moms commonly testify that they feel guilty when they are away from their children and guilty when they are not at their jobs. Devoted fathers certainly miss their children deeply but it does not seem to be with the same gnawing primal anxiety that often afflicts women.
There are older men with younger women but you don't see a lot of older women with younger men. There are some women who have been able to do it but not often.
I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don't have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.
Intimacies between women often go backwards beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.
Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists.
But I do think it's important to remember that writers do not have a monopoly of wisdom on their books. They can be wrong about their own books they can often learn about their own books.
Wisdom too often never comes and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
I feel increasingly like age is very irrelevant. Quite often cynicism is confused with wisdom and my scorn is confused with a knowing which I don't have.
Economists often like startling theorems results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom.
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often and changeth his mind the fool is obstinate and doubteth not he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground but a kind word is never thrown away.