layered words

"Our youth now love luxury.  They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they exhibit disrespect for their elders.  They conradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers."  ~Socrates, 5th century, b.c.

"If all printers were determin'd not to print anything till they were sure it would offend no body, there would be very little printed."  ~ Benjamin Franklin, 1731

"I pledge allegiance to the earth and all the life which she supports.  One planet, in our care, irreplaceable, with sustenance and respect for all life."  ~Janina Lamb and Joe Jenkins

"...in the new Code of Laws...I desire you would Remember the Ladies, & be more generous & favourable to them than your ancestors.  Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands.  Remember All Men would be tyrants if they could."  ~Abigail Adams, to John Adams in Philadelphia, Braintree, March 31, 1776

"Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes.  Then when you do criticize that person, you'll be a mile away and have their shoes."  ~Anonymous

Nebraska Journal:   "Editors, I see by your paper that there are several young men in your city willing to get married.  I would like to meet Mr. Sam Jones and take my chances.  Yours with a view to matrimony."  ~Molly Smith, Des Moines, Iowa---Ainsworth, Nebraska, 1885

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."  ~Jorge Luis Borges

~   from the hellbendre presse, printing on the wall  ~