1. 10

    What did the carrot say to the wheat? Lettuce rest, I'm feeling beet.

  2. 9

    How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.

  3. 8

    Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.

  4. 7

    There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle And a very happy start.

  5. 6

    Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless. Christmas dinner's dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey's point of view.

  6. 5

    The Voice There is a voice inside of you That whispers all day long, "I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong." No teacher, preacher, parent, friend Or wise man can decide What's right for you--just listen to The voice that speaks inside.

  7. 4

    Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.

  8. 3

    I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.

  9. 2

    When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?

  10. 1

    I asked the Zebra, are you black with white stripes? Or white with black stripes? And the zebra asked me, Are you good with bad habits? Or are you bad with good habits?

  11. Last Update: 4 December 2021

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