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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.

Tags: Friendly, Humor, Tolerance

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

Tags: Easy, Happiness, Possible

We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh.

Tags: Cannot, Laugh, Love

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.

Tags: Friends, Give, Pet

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.

Tags: False, Humor, Off

There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.

Tags: Cannot, Laugh, Secret

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.

Tags: Mad, Pet, Whatever

Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.

Tags: Between, Democracy, Sorry

It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.

Tags: Said, Spring, Wants

The diseases of the present have little in common with the diseases of the past save that we die of them.

Tags: Die, Past, Present

There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.

Tags: Few, Truth

Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about.

Tags: Between, Difficult, Talk

Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt.

Tags: Dangerous, Hurt, Tools

It has been wisely said that we cannot really love anybody at whom we never laugh.

Tags: Cannot, Laugh, Love

It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind, as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.

Tags: Education, Impossible, Mind

It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.

Tags: Lives, Self, True

It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought.

Tags: Contact, Learn, Thought

Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.

Tags: Laughter, Lawless, Nature

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.

Tags: Absurdity, Cannot, Palpable

The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.

Tags: Console, Rule, Sustain

The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth.

Tags: Mirth, Rights, Thinkers

The tourist may complain of other tourists, but he would be lost without them.

Tags: Complain, Lost, May