Insuring Yourself

Sunday, December 6, 2009 – Insuring Yourself

Fun is like life insurance; the older you get, the more it costs. ~ Kin Hubbard

I don’t want to tell you how much insurance I carry with the Prudential, but all I can say is: when I go, they go too. ~ Jack Benny

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? ~ Woody Allen

I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall someday die, which is not so. ~ Stephen Leacock

Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Physically you are a human being, but mentally you are incomplete. Given that we have this physical human form, we must safeguard our mental capacity for judgment. For that, we cannot take out insurance; the insurance company is within: self-discipline, self-awareness, and a clear realization of the disadvantages of anger and the positive effects of kindness. ~ Dalai Lama

Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it. ~ William Penn

Insurance: An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table. ~ Ambrose Bierce

I know nothing about racing and any money I put on a horse is a sort of insurance policy to prevent it winning. ~ Frank Richardson

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means… airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash. ~ Cecil Beaton

The Act of God designation on all insurance policies; which means, roughly, that you cannot be insured for the accidents that are most likely to happen to you. ~ Alan Coren

Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany. ~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Security is an attempt to try to make the universe static so that we feel safe. ~ Anne Wilson Schaef

Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life. ~ Germaine Greer

Most plans are just inaccurate predictions. ~ Ben Bayol

You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there. ~ Yogi Berra

I have every sympathy with the American who was so horrified by what he had read about the effects of smoking that he gave up reading. ~ Henry G. Strauss

Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days. ~ Gloria Steinem, The Time Factor (1980)

Always plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. ~ Richard Cushing

There is much good luck in the world, but it is luck. We are none of us safe. We are children, playing or quarrelling on the line. ~ E. M. Forster

You don’t need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured. ~ Bertolt Brecht