Never trust someone who says "trust me".
Gifts are symbols. They represent you when you're not physically there.*
Jerking off for sex is like fighting for peace. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but sometimes it helps.
A rationalist is never satisfied to be correct accidentally.
*I stole this from one of those little books next to the cash register in a bookstore.
And lastly, my personal motto:
Teach a man a fact, and you can agree with him once. Teach him to think, and you can respect his conclusions forever.