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“Never go out to meet trouble. If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it for you.”              Calvin Coolidge

“Don’t put no restrictions on people. Leave’em the hell alone.”                                                                               Jimmy Durante

“The best way to keep money in perspective is to have some.”                                                                               Louis Rukeyser

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you would rather not.”                                                             Mark Twain

“A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches fifty, and a fool if he doesn’t drink afterward.”                                     Frank Lloyd Wright

“Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.”          Erma Bombeck

“A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”             Sophia Loren

“Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.”  Franklin D. Roosevelt

“My father gave me these hints in speechmaking: Be sincere…be brief…be seated.”                                           James Roosevelt (FDR’s son)

“Never put of until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.”                                                               Mark Twain

 

 

 

A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT HUMAN NATURE

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.                                                                             Orson Wells

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.          Albert Schweitzer

Man produces evil as a bee produces honey.                        William Golding

The easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place someone is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will result in sudden death.                                                               Harry Houdini

On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.                                        George Orwell

The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.            Mark Twain

Man is the only kind of varmint that sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.                                                     John Steinbeck

We may prefer to think of ourselves as fallen angels, but in reality we are risen apes.                                                Desmond Morris

If I could get my membership fee back, I’d resign from the human race.                                                                     Fred Allen