Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.— Richard Armour
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Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people.
Libraries: Here is where people, one frequently finds, lower their voices, and raise their minds.
Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together.
They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults.
The great improvement of the radio over the telephone is that it may be turned off without offending the speaker.
Until Eve arrived, this was a man's world.
If I ever make a hole in one, A thrill that I've never known, I won't be believed and I'll have no fun, For I'm sure to be playing alone.
It is all right to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and then.
If you convinced me And I convinced you, Would there not still be Two points of view?
Rather than earn money, it was Thoreau's idea to reduce his wants so that he would not need to buy anything. As he went around preaching this ingenious idea, the shopkeepers of Concord hoped he would drop dead.
Of late I appear To have reached that stage When people who look old Who are only my age.
In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial.
Adolescence isn't a period; it's a coma.
Middle age is the time of life that a man first notices in his wife.
When it comes to eating, you can sometimes help yourself more by helping yourself less.
Good sportsmanship we hail, we sing, It's always pleasant when you spot it.
There's only one unhappy thing: You have to lose to prove that you've got it.
I've suffered from all of the hang-ups known, and none is as bad as the telephone.
Rockefeller made his money in oil, which he discovered at the bottom of wells.
Oil was considered crude in those days, but so was Rockefeller. Now both are considered quite refined.
This golfer has a wicked slice. And quite a follow-through. That's why his partner, who stood too close, Is on the green in two.
There are very few humorists who have written first-rate humor after they've become elderly.
A rumor is one thing that gets thicker instead of thinner as it is spread.
Some golfers blast their ball from traps, With one adroit explosion, But others, out in ten perhaps, Depend upon erosion.
"Do you want my honest opinion?" People ask.
I say, "Yes," for I'm curious. So they give me their honest opinion, And I - well, I'm always furious.
Each year it grows harder to make ends meet - the ends I refer to are hands and feet.
In such novels as This Side of Paradise and The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald depicts the spirit of the hour which is usually about 4 a.m. His suave young men, always commuting between Princeton and The Plaza in Stutz Bearcats never sat still for long. It was too uncomfortable, with a large flask in the hip pocket.
There is some consolation in the fact that, even though your dreams don't come true, neither do your nightmares.
They head the list of bad to bet on: But I insist they're worse to get on
I miss my mattress when I am gone; It's one thing I've made an impression on.
There is no balm of Gilead, No salve, no soothing ointment To stay the pain of one who's had In love a disappointment-- Unless it be that healing lotion Of fixing on a new devotion.
Shakespeare, who never could think up a plot by himself, found this one [Macbeth] in Holinshed's Chronicles, changing it just enough so that no one would recognize the source. He didn't count on the resourcefulness of modern scholars, who have to discover things like this to become associate professors.
Some people can carry a tune, but they seem to stagger under the load.
My day-old son is plenty scrawny, his mouth is wide with screams, or yawny;
His ears seem larger than he's needing, His nose is flat, his chin's receding. His skin is very, very red, He has no hair upon his head, And yet I'm proud as proud can be, To hear you say he looks like me.
Shake and shake the catsup bottle none will come and then a lot'll.
If we cannot define stupidity, at least we can trace most human misfortunes and weaknesses to it. Its manifestations are legion, its symptoms are endless.
If only I kept my eye on the ball, Looking downward as does the pro there, I might not see where it was going, at all, But there might be a chance it would go there.
[John Foster Dulles] invented Brinkmanship, the most popular game since Monopoly.
Although practice swings Can be helpful things, Twere better, indeed, not take any Than to fiddle and fret And before playing get Exhausted from taking too many.
I love a finished speaker, I really, truly do I don't mean one who's polished, I just mean one who's through.
(Francis) Bacon's best known writings are his essays.
They are loved for many reasons, such as their being so short.
The bride, white of hair, is stooped over her cane Her faltering footsteps need guiding. While down the church aisle, with wan toothless smile, The groom in a wheelchair comes riding. And who is this elderly couple you ask? You'll find, when you've closely explored it, That here is that rare, most conservative pair, Who waited 'til they could afford it.
The hand is quicker than the eye is, but somewhat slower than the fly is.
How I love to get a letter! I can think of nothing better Than perusing an epistolary item. But deep is my despondence, For I've found that correspondence Means that if you want to get 'em, You must write 'em!
G is for Green, that's constructed to roll in every direction away from the hole.
[Beowolf] is considered an epic because of its long speeches, its digressions, its repetition, and its being required.