Recently, I've started keeping an eye out for "jewels" of funny wisdom (some more than others) from men who have served the faith in decades, even centuries past. Here are three I particularly like (and have used within the recent past). Please feel free to comment and add some more for my collection. "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes." (Erasmus) "The venerable dead are waiting in my library to entertain me and relieve me from the nonsense of surviving mortals." (Samuel Davies). "We never know what we shall hear next, and perhaps it is a mercy that these absurdities are revealed one at a time, in order that we may be able to endure their stupidity without dying of amazement." (Spurgeon).