Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.

— Agnes Sligh Turnbull

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the human soul, by once suffering as much as it is capable of, purchases a strange and terrible immunity to all the rest of life's sorrows.


If a diplomat says yes, he means perhaps.

If he says perhaps he means no. And if he says no, he's the hell of a diplomat.


You must learn to drink the cup of life as it comes .

.. without stirring it up from the bottom. That's where the bitter dregs are!


Defeat in itself was part and parcel of the great gambling game of politics.

A man who could not accept it and try again was not of the stuff of which leaders are made.


I think we foreshorten our own viewpoint if we consider any state of mind, or society, or government as final. Growth and change! We can't get away from them.


There is still vitality under the winter snow, even though to the casual eye it seems to be dead.


Learn to drink the cup of life as it comes.


When the desire ain't on me I don't need help.

When it is on me I don't want any. See? Like the old fellah that never mended his roof. Said on a wet day he couldn't do it and on a dry day it was as good as anybody's.


The idea of perfection always gives one a chance to talk without knowing facts.


[On religion:] Wasn't it invented by man for a kind of solace? It's as though he had said, 'I'll make me a nice comfortable garment to shut out the heat and the cold,' and then it ends by becoming a strait-jacket.


Burning logs can carry on quite a conversation! .

.. Have you ever heard apple wood talking? It's the most loquacious of all. You really can't get a word in edgeways.


A country-bred man can always learn to get on with city people, but a town-bred fellah never gets the real hang of the country. You can put city polish on a man, but by golly, it seems you can't ever rub it off him.


About Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Quotes 14 sayings
Profession Writer
Birthday October 14, 1888

Do you know that the tendrils of graft and corruption have become mighty interlacing roots so that even men who would like to be honest are tripped and trapped by them?