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Mignon McLaughlin quotes (48)

A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners.
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A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
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A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer.
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Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: Compound interest! What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
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Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway.
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Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.
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Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
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For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.
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Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.
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I'm glad I don't have to explain to a man from Mars why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper, and then put them in my mouth.
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If I knew what I was so anxious about, I wouldn't be so anxious.
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If you are brave too often, people will come to expect it of you.
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If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.
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In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
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It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
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It took man thousands of years to put words down on paper, and his lawyers still wish he wouldn't.
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It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
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It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.
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Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.
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Likely as not, the child you can do the least with will do the most to make you proud.
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Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name.
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Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before.
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Many are saved from sin by being so inept at it.
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Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.
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Most sermons sound to me like commercials - but I can't make out whether God is the Sponsor or the Product.
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No matter how brilliantly an idea is stated, we will not really be moved unless we have already half thought of it ourselves.
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No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.
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No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why.
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man.
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Our strength is often composed of the weakness that we're damned if we're going to show.
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Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
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The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.
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The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
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The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.
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The young are generally full of revolt, and are often pretty revolting about it.
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There are a handful of people whom money won't spoil, and we all count ourselves among them.
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There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
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There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later.
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We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.
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We are all born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.
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We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it; or worse, they might.
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We would all like a reputation for generosity and we'd all like to buy it cheap.
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We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap.
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What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly.
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What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
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When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one.
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Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough.
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