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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Poet
Nation: American
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Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.

Tags: Blood, Often, Tell

Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.

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If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves.

Tags: Rich, Write, Writing

In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going.

Tags: Devil, Keep, Women

In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.

Tags: Child, Order, Parent

It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.

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Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue.

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One of the most important things to remember about infant care is: don't change diapers in midstream.

Tags: Care, Change, Remember

Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.

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Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

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Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.

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Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.

Tags: Busy, Keep, Successful

The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram.

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The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.

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The trouble with the public is that there is too much of it; what we need in public is less quantity and more quality.

Tags: Less, Public, Trouble

There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.

Tags: Blame, Else, Ourselves

There is nothing so habit-forming as money.

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We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.

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I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of the descendants who boast of ancestors. I would rather start a family than finish one. Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.

Tags: Family, Start, Tell

A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.

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Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

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When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'

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Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.

Tags: Age, Enough, Old

A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't?

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Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

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Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.

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Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.

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Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

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An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.

Tags: Experience, Guy, Optimist

A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country.

Tags: Country, Disagree, Gang

Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.

Tags: Difficult, Funny, Sometimes

By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing.

Tags: Else, Him, Time

Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.

Tags: Integrity, Likeable, Spite

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.

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Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.

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Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

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An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it.

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Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong.

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Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.

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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.

Tags: Happiness, Himself, Often

Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.

Tags: Control, Good, Honesty

I would rather start a family than finish one.

Tags: Family, Rather, Start

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 of his troubles.

Tags: Age, Best, Fun

A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.

Tags: Imitating, Sequel, Yourself