A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.

— Abigail Van Buren

The most unconventional Abigail Van Buren quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.

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While forbidden fruit is said to taste sweeter, it usually spoils faster.

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If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.

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Abigail Van Buren quote If you want your children to turn out we

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.

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The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.

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You could move.' ---"Dear Abby" responds to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood.

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The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.

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People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.

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Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more.

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Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age.

Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.

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A bad habit never disappears miraculously, it's an undo-it-yourself project.

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Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.

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Fighting fire with fire only gets you ashes!

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About Abigail Van Buren

Quotes 54 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can't speak for my twin sister.

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It's true, some wine improves with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.

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O, heavenly Father: we thank thee for food and remember the hungry.

We thank thee for health and remember the sick. We thank thee for friends and remember the friendless. We thank thee for freedom and remember the enslaved. May these remembrances stir us to service, That thy gifts to us may be used for others. Amen.

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If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.

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The purpose of life is to amount to something and have it make some difference that you lived at all.

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True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance.

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The less you talk, the more you're listened to.

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Cruel words erode the self-esteem like the ocean eats away the shore.

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So yesterday you fell off the wagon? Or maybe you blew your diet? Or lost your temper and shot off your mouth? Well, that was yesterday. Today is a brand-new day with a clean slate, so forget yesterday!

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If we could sell our experience for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.

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Women who miscalculate are called mothers.

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It is totally unconscionable to subject defenseless animals to mutilation and death, just so a company can be the first to market a new shade of nail polish or a new, improved laundry detergent. It's cruel, it's brutal, it's inhumane, and most people don't want it.

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It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from 'Dear Abby' instead of going to Mom and Dad.

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Believing that the dream of freedom, brotherhood, and peace for all mankind will someday come true.

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The lack of faith is not doubt. It is certainty.

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If you are looking for a kindly, well-to-do older gentleman who is no longer interested in sex, take out an ad in The Wall Street Journal.

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Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married.

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I agree that marijuana laws are overdue for an overhaul.

I also favor the medical use of marijuana -- if it's prescribed by a physician. I cannot understand why the federal government should interfere with the doctor-patient relationship, nor why it would ignore the will of a majority of voters who have legally approved such legislation.

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Kids grow up awfully fast these days,"she said.

"You should try to have a good relationship with your kids, no matter what they do.

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Kissing power is stronger than will power: Girls need to "prove their love" like a moose needs a hat rack.

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There are two kinds of people in the world.

Those who walk into a room and say, There you are and those who say, Here I am

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Accept every blind date you can get, even with a girl who wears jeans.

Maybe you can talk her out of them.

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I can't think of a more potent combination than God and a good lawyer.

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Kissing power is stronger than will power.

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Psychotherapy, unlike castor oil, which will work no matter how you get it down, is useless when forced on an uncooperative patient.

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How should they answer?

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Some People are more turned on by money than they are by love.

In one respect they're alike. They're both wonderful as long as they last.

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Maturity is the ability to do a job whether you're supervised or not;

finish a job once it's started; carry money without spending it; and the ability to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.

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Then, there's the modern mother-in-law.

In her mid 40s, she is the compact car of her breed: efficient, trim, attractive and in harmony with her times. She's pretty stiff competition for the plain young matron who's overweight and under-financed. If there is going to be friction in this relationship, it could start from envy and resentment in the younger woman. But Father Time is on her side, even if Mother Nature played her a dirty trick

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If you don't value what you have, you're sure to lose it.

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It is almost impossible to throw dirt on someone without getting a little on yourself

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Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you, you've got to help pay for piping. And the Piper!

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In Biblical times, a man could have as many wives as he could afford. Just like today.

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Never give a golfer an ultimatum unless you're prepared to lose.

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Love is what enables us to bridge the gap of disappointment when others don't live up to the expectations we have of them.

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There is no end to the undeserved misery and mischief it could create.

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If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.

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