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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Novelist
Nation: American
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The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.

Tags: Fight, Often, Win

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.

Tags: Good, Makes, Music

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.

Tags: Advice, Good, Worth

A man will do more for his stubbornness than for his religion or his country.

Tags: Country, Religion

A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.

Tags: Forgive, Woman

Farmers only worry during the growing season, but townspeople worry all the time.

Tags: Growing, Time, Worry

Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.

Tags: Favorite, Fishing, Seems

If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression.

Tags: Experience, Faith, Learning

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.

Tags: Friendship, May, Treat

Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.

Tags: Deal, Good, Marriage

Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.

Tags: Anniversary, Tell, Wait

No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.

Tags: Him, Love, Woman

The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.

Tags: Simple, Trouble

There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men, and expects to make a living at it.

Tags: Living, Men, Says

A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.

Tags: Hear, Him, Modest

A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.

Tags: Fact, Photograph, Theory

A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.

Tags: Old, She, Woman

All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.

Tags: Life, Married, Troubles

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.

Tags: Except, Lies, Public

Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.

Tags: Anyone, Common, Sense

Everyone suffers wrongs for which there is no remedy.

Tags: Everyone, Remedy, Wrongs

Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.

Tags: Babies, Families, Sorry

For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone.

Tags: Alone, Others, Wife
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Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.

Tags: Living, Sunday, Work

Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.

Tags: Idea, Men, Women

No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know it was his turn next.

Tags: Listen, Next, Talk

People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.

Tags: Neglecting, Trying

The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can't get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.

Tags: Bed, Feeling, Meanest

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.

Tags: Friendship, Love, Trouble

The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them.

Tags: Admired, Hear, Modest

The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.

Tags: Amuse, Fall, Slip

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.

Tags: Argument, Sounder

There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing - but we all do and call it Hope.

Tags: Call, Expect, Hope

Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.

Tags: Men, Virtue, Women

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.

Tags: Behind, Community, Standing

When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck.

Tags: Luck, Reason, Trust

When a man is trying to sell you something, don't imagine that he is polite all the time.

Tags: Imagine, Time, Trying

When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.

Tags: Life, Men, Time

When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars.

Tags: Call, Looking, Trouble

You needn't love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him, you are doing well enough.

Tags: Enemy, Him, Love

If a man has money, it is usually a sign, too, that he knows how to take care of it; don't imagine his money is easy to get simply because he has plenty of it.

Tags: Care, Easy, Money

The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.

Tags: Great, Life, Work

The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.

Tags: Keep, May, Wise

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

Tags: Friend, Friendship, Him

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.

Tags: Home, Mom, Time

If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him.

Tags: Him, Love, Woman

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.

Tags: Death, Law, Men

Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.

Tags: Friends, Friendship, Treat

The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.

Tags: Feeling, Home, Worst

To be an ideal guest, stay at home.

Tags: Home, Stay

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.

Tags: Criticism, Expect, Friends

The most destructive criticism is indifference.

Tags: Criticism

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.

Tags: Married, Morality, Show

One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.

Tags: Himself, Respect, Worthless

A thief believes everybody steals.

Tags: Believes, Everybody, Thief

If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.

Tags: Laugh, Learn, Old

A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around.

Tags: Enough, Hero, War

Every successful person I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better.

Tags: Best, Done, Successful

Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.

Tags: Desire, Talk, Truthful

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.

Tags: Die, Men, Storm

There is only one thing people like that is good for them; a good night's sleep.

Tags: Good, Night, Sleep

A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.

Tags: Fact, Old, Young

Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.

Tags: Business, Men, Time

It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.

Tags: Difficult, Hard, Problems

Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.

Tags: Finding, Saved, Thief

The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.

Tags: Poor, Risk, Time
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