Some people spend their days in a singleminded quest to find the Truth. They eschew the little pleasantries of life —such as watching TV series or playing Candy Crush— and read dense books with words so seldom used they leave rusty marks on the paper (or rusty pixel marks on the screen); they write treatises or sit for years at the feet of gurus.

But as a classic song goes, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenement halls” or —adds the The Florida Dispatch—, they might strike from out of one of the daily comic strips. Here is one of those golden insights flashing its truth at us from the Pearls Before Swine comic strip.

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