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Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
There is nothing so habit-forming as money.
There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
Ours is a world where people don’t know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.
Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.
In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child’s parent or grandparent.
Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue.
The trouble with the public is that there is too much of it; what we need in public is less quantity and more quality.
In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going.
Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man’s hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them.
Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite…
Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong.
A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country.
Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.
A sequel is an admission that you’ve been reduced to imitating yourself.
Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
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