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#1. Nostalgia for what we have lost is more bearable than nostalgia for what we have never had - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#2. It must infuriate our children to see us always so much more forbearing with everybody else's. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#3. So long as God reveals Himself, or doesn't, He is behaving like God. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#4. The neurotic listens to weather reports about Small Craft Warnings, and he thinks: They're talking about me. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#5. If you hate your lot but wouldn't trade it, it's not your lot you hate. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#6. Healthy parakeets have the nervous energy of tennis players. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#7. Hot dogs always seem better out than at home; so do French-fried potatoes; so do your children. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#8. Most of our diversions do not so much delay death as accustom us to it. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#9. My thoughts, I guess, are bitter: who but the bitter have thoughts? - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#10. Women polish the silver and water the plants and wait to be really needed. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#11. Every American child should grow up knowing a second language, preferably English. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#12. How can a man marry wisely in his twenties? The girl he's going to wind up wanting hasn't even been born. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#13. If an article is attractive, or useful, or inexpensive, they'll stop making it tomorrow; if it's all three, they stopped making it yesterday. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#14. The young do not need God, and the old cannot find Him. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#15. Altruism is a hard master, but so is opportunism. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#16. In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#17. Being neurotic is like shooting fish in a barrel, and missing them. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#18. We choose those we like; with those we love, we have no say in the matter. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#19. Don't ask others to forgive in you a sin they're dying to commit themselves. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#20. A love that lasts for twenty years may be better than love, but it isn't love. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#21. We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it; or worse, they might. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#22. We have to call it "freedom": who'd want to die for "a lesser tyranny" - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#23. An artist usually has no friends except other artists, and usually they do not like his work. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#24. It is always safe to tell people that they're looking wonderful. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#25. Neurosis is no worse than a bad cold; you ache all over, and it's made you a mess, but you won't die from it. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#26. When we discuss those we love with those who do not love them, the end of love is near. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#27. If you see in your children most of your own faults, you have failed as a parent, but succeeded as a neurotic. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#28. Age is a slowing down of everything except fear. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#29. Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too; surrounded by people who don't, you don't. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#30. Confession is good for the conscience, but it usually bypasses the soul. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#31. One day you are an apprentice, and everybody's pet; the next, you are coldly expected to deliver. There is never sufficient warning that the second day is coming. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#32. After he has had his tantrum, the neurotic expects those around him to feel friendly and relaxed; after all, he does. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#33. If your children spend most of their time in other people's houses, you're lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you're blessed. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#34. The first-rate mind is always curious, compassionate, original, and pessimistic. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#35. Many beautiful women have been made happy by their own beauty, but no intelligent woman has ever been made happy by her own intelligence. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#36. Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#37. If there is something you must do and you cannot do it, you cannot do anything else. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#38. Anywhere you go liking everyone, everyone will be likeable. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#39. When the pressures really mount, the neurotic must choose: Shall he have a good cry, or set fire to his neighbor's house? - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#40. They threaten me with lung cancer, and still I smoke and smoke. If they'd only threaten me with hard work, I might stop. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#41. We come late, if at all, to wine and philosophy: whiskey and action are easier. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#42. We wake in the night, to stereophonic silence. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#43. Forget about calories - everything makes thin people thinner, and fat people fatter. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#44. Few novels or plays could exist without at least one troublemaker in the group, and perhaps life couldn't either. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#45. Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#46. When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#47. Affairs are just as disillusioning as marriage, and much less restful. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#48. Vanity, revenge, loneliness, boredom, all apply: lust is one of the least of the reasons for promiscuity. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#49. A first-rate marriage is like a first-rate hotel: expensive, but worth it. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#50. Love is often gentle, desire always a rage. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#51. No woman wants to see herself too clearly. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#52. We cough because we can't help it, but others do it on purpose. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#53. Most of us would rather risk a catastrophe than read the instructions. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#54. The next voice you hear will undoubtedly be your own. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#55. In youth we are plagued by desire; in later years, by the desire to feel desire. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#56. Neurotics make poor patriots; if you're ashamed of something as big as yourself, it's hard to be proud of something as small as your country. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#57. Too much money is as demoralizing as too little, and there's no such thing as exactly enough.. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#58. Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth: we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#59. Our strenght is often composed of the weakness we're damned if we're going to show. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#60. To talk easily with people, you must firmly believe that either you or they are interesting. And even then it's not easy. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#61. Even cowards can endure hardship; only he brave can endure suspense - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#62. Don't fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#63. We can never understand other people's motives, nor their furniture. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#64. The trouble with women is men; the trouble with men, men. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#65. The know-nothings are, unfortunately, seldom the do-nothings. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#66. Neurotic: someone who can go from the bottom to the top, and back again, without ever once touching the middle. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#67. We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#68. A critic can only review the book he has read, not the one which the writer wrote. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#69. Creative work is one of life's greatest pleasures, and the only one we will gladly interrupt. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#70. Of all second-class citizens, neurotics are the only ones who are so by choice. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#71. Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#72. Don't look for God where He is needed most; if you didn't bring Him there, He isn't there. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#73. There are three iron links in the neurotic's chain: unloving, unlovable, unloved. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#74. Tough and funny and a little bit kind: that is as near to perfection as a human being can be. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#75. The neurotic usually obeys his own Golden Rule: Hate thy neighbor as thyself. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#76. Revenge leads to an empty fullness, like eating dirt. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#77. Neurotics are anxiety prone, accident prone, and often just prone. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#78. As we grow older, our capacity for enjoyment shrinks, but not our appetite for it. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#79. When women feel they have learned to forgive their mothers - and men, their fathers - all it usually means is that they've decided to allow themselves the same kind of behavior. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#80. Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#81. An old racetrack joke reminds you that your program contains all the winners' names. I stare at my typewriter keys with the same thought. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#82. What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#83. It's awesome to realize that if your greatest potential talent is for riding a bicycle upside down on a high wire, you will somehow discover it. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#84. A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#85. What's for dinner is the only question many husbands ask their wives, and the only one to which they care about the answer. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#86. If it came true, it wasn't much of a dream. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#87. I've been hiding from God, and I'm appalled to find how easy it is. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#88. There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#89. To smoke or not to smoke: I can make of either a life-work. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#90. The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#91. Always live up to your standards - by lowering them, if necessary. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#92. The three horrors of modern life - talk without meaning, desire without love, work without satisfaction. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#93. Women are good listeners, but it's a waste of time telling your troubles to a man unless there's something specific you want him to do. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#94. The neurotic's strongest fantasy is that he has no fantasies. The real is very real to him, the unreal even more so. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#95. The neurotic has perfect vision in one eye, but he cannot remember which. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#96. It upsets women to be, or not to be, stared at hungrily. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#97. The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#98. The ideal home: big enough for you to hear the children, but not very well. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#99. We semaphore from ship to ship, but they're sinking, too. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#100. Minor vices lead to major ones, but minor virtues stay put. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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