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Born: 1913-06-06
Profession: Journalist
Nation: American
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Likely as not, the child you can do the least with will do the most to make you proud.

Tags: Child, Likely, Proud

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.

Tags: Courage, Moment, Next

Our strength is often composed of the weakness that we're damned if we're going to show.

Tags: Often, Show, Strength

The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.

Tags: Humility, Learn, Proud

We are all born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.

Tags: Born, Brave, Greedy

Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before.

Tags: Doors, Love, Weren

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.

Tags: Done, Today, Wish

We would all like a reputation for generosity and we'd all like to buy it cheap.

Tags: Cheap, Generosity, Reputation

Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.

Tags: Feeling, Hope, Permanent

If I knew what I was so anxious about, I wouldn't be so anxious.

Tags: Anxious, Knew

If you are brave too often, people will come to expect it of you.

Tags: Brave, Expect, Often

Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.

Tags: Become, Children, Parents

When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one.

Tags: Forgetting, God, Suffering

Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.

Tags: Dead, Honors, Society

I'm glad I don't have to explain to a man from Mars why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper, and then put them in my mouth.

Tags: Fire, Put, Why

It took man thousands of years to put words down on paper, and his lawyers still wish he wouldn't.

Tags: Put, Wish, Words

It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.

Tags: Charms, Ignorance, Innocence

Many are saved from sin by being so inept at it.

Tags: Inept, Saved, Sin

Most sermons sound to me like commercials - but I can't make out whether God is the Sponsor or the Product.

Tags: God, Sound, Whether

No matter how brilliantly an idea is stated, we will not really be moved unless we have already half thought of it ourselves.

Tags: Idea, Matter, Thought

The young are generally full of revolt, and are often pretty revolting about it.

Tags: Often, Pretty, Young

There are a handful of people whom money won't spoil, and we all count ourselves among them.

Tags: Money, Ourselves, Won

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

Tags: Love, Marriage, Successful
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It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.

Tags: Change, Fear, Unhappy

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.

Tags: Against, Humor, Sense

For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.

Tags: Chance, Days, Life

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.

Tags: Frank, Friends, Friendship

A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer.

Tags: Age, True, Woman

The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.

Tags: Head, Heart, Rules

We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.

Tags: Become, Great, Love

Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name.

Tags: Love, Saying, Single

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

Tags: Arithmetic, Equals, Love

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.

Tags: Dead, Living, Society

Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.

Tags: Brave, Cowards, Hardship

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.

Tags: Hell, Marriage, Why

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man.

Tags: Average, Sex, Woman

There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later.

Tags: After, Age, Moment

Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: Compound interest! What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.

Tags: Become, Powerful, Universe

No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why.

Tags: Else, Try, Why

What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.

Tags: Become, Paid, Used

No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.

Tags: Everyone, Love, Loved

Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough.

Tags: Enough, Love, Success

We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap.

Tags: Cheap, Generosity, Reputation

Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.

Tags: Learn, Learning, Soon

We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it; or worse, they might.

Tags: Afraid, Love, Show

A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners.

Tags: Car, Else, Good

Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway.

Tags: Anyway, Courage, Goes
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