She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along.

— Margaret Culkin Banning

The most viral Margaret Culkin Banning quotes that will activate your desire to change

Regrets are as personal as fingerprints.

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Cleaning up with children around is like shoveling during a blizzard

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I don't believe that it's true that the poor will always be with us.

I think that kind of pious fatalism is just an excuse for keeping things the way they are.

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Fiction is not a dream. Nor is it guesswork. It is imagining based on facts, and the facts must be accurate or the work of imagining will not stand up.

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I get a little angry about this highhanded scrapping of the look of things.

What else have we to go by? How else can the average person form an opinion of a girl's sense of values or even of her chastity except by the looks of her conduct?

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You wouldn't be caught wearing cheap perfume, would you? Then why do you want to wear cheap perfume in your conduct?

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What does one save for, anyhow? For a few tired hours at the end of life when one sits and counts dollars? Or do we save so that those last years will not be mentally barren or esthetically shabby? I try to save a few things to furnish my mind decently, on the theory that no auctioneer can get in there to sell off all the furniture.

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Regrets are as personal as fingerprints.

Discarding what is vain or false, facing the facts that should truly disturb your conscience, is worth whatever time it takes or pain it may cause. It can pay to the future what you owe to the past.

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It isn't easy to be the person who sometimes has to try to preserve your happiness at the expense of your fun.

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Sentences that begin with "all women" are never, never true.

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