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Mignon Mclaughlin
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Anywhere you go liking everyone, everyone will be likeable. Mignon Mclaughlin

The death of someone we know always reminds us that we are still alive - perhaps for some purpose which we ought to re-examine. Mignon Mclaughlin

Mumps, measles, and puppy love are terrible after twenty. Mignon Mclaughlin

Acedia is not in every dictionary; just in every heart. Mignon Mclaughlin

Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun. Mignon Mclaughlin

We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it. Mignon Mclaughlin

The hardest learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind. Mignon Mclaughlin

Flesh goes on pleasuring us, and humiliating us, right to the end. Mignon Mclaughlin

People will disapprove of you if you're unhappy, or if you're happy in The Wrong Way. Mignon Mclaughlin

Luck: when your burst of energy doesn't run afoul of someone else's. Mignon Mclaughlin

Many marriages are simply working partnerships between businessmen and housekeepers. Mignon Mclaughlin

The neurotic thinks himself both Hamlet and Claudius, in a world that belongs to Polonius. Mignon Mclaughlin

Women who feel naked without their lipstick are well over thirty. Mignon Mclaughlin

Love is often gentle, desire always a rage. Mignon Mclaughlin

Men prefer brief praise, pitched high; women are satisfied with praise in a lower key, just so it goes on and on. Mignon Mclaughlin

The plague of government is senile delinquency. Mignon Mclaughlin

Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something. Mignon Mclaughlin

Theatre audiences can't be made to think and cry: at best, they can be made to think and laugh, or to feel and cry. Mignon Mclaughlin

Money: in its absence, we are coarse; in its presence, we are vulgar. Mignon Mclaughlin

A woman ought to look up to her husband, if only a half-inch. Mignon Mclaughlin

The poor have the same basic pleasures as the rich, and the rich will always resent it. Mignon Mclaughlin

Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth: we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money. Mignon Mclaughlin

People are like birds: on the wing, all beautiful; up close, all beady little eyes. Mignon Mclaughlin

Says the rude child: No, I won't do it. Says the courteous grown-up: Yes, I won't do it. Mignon Mclaughlin

True remorse is never just a regret over consequences; it is a regret over motive. Mignon Mclaughlin

Don't be yourself. Be someone a little nicer. Mignon Mclaughlin

It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't. Mignon Mclaughlin

Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense. Mignon Mclaughlin

Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom. Mignon Mclaughlin

A new wound makes all the old ones ache again. Mignon Mclaughlin

Spiritual sloth, or acedia, was known as The Sin of the Middle Ages. It's the sin of my middle age, too. Mignon Mclaughlin

God is less careful than General Motors, for He floods the world with factory rejects. Mignon Mclaughlin

Fields can lie fallow but we can't; we have less time. Mignon Mclaughlin

How can a man marry wisely in his twenties? The girl he's going to wind up wanting hasn't even been born. Mignon Mclaughlin

We have a terror of seeming to exert ourselves, lest it be noticed that we exerted ourselves and did not succeed. Mignon Mclaughlin

Suburb: a place that isn't city, isn't country, and isn't tolerable. Mignon Mclaughlin

We work for praise, and dawdle once we have it. Mignon Mclaughlin

Many who would not take the last cookie would take the last lifeboat. Mignon Mclaughlin

Your best work always seems to have been done by someone else. Mignon Mclaughlin

A woman will do anything to keep a pretty figure, but hardly anything to get one. Mignon Mclaughlin

God and the devil lose to a common enemy: inertia. Mignon Mclaughlin

Neurotics expect you to remember all the things that they tell you, and many that they don't. Mignon Mclaughlin

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. Mignon Mclaughlin

The neurotic lies awake at night, composing letters to those he hates. He seldom thinks of dropping a line to those he loves. Mignon Mclaughlin

The neurotic keeps minute track of his enemies; it is only his friends he is careless about. Mignon Mclaughlin

In church, sacred music would make believers of us all - but preachers can be counted on to restore the balance. Mignon Mclaughlin

Women polish the silver and water the plants and wait to be really needed. Mignon Mclaughlin

With men, as with women, the main struggle is between vanity and comfort; but with men, comfort often wins. Mignon Mclaughlin

Every American child should grow up knowing a second language, preferably English. Mignon Mclaughlin

The ideal home: big enough for you to hear the children, but not very well. Mignon Mclaughlin

Every day of our lives we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference. Mignon Mclaughlin

Love requires a willingness to die; marriage, a willingness to live. Mignon Mclaughlin

Whatever we worship, short of God, is sure to be our undoing. Mignon Mclaughlin

The three horrors of modern life - talk without meaning, desire without love, work without satisfaction. Mignon Mclaughlin

The young are generally full of revolt, and are often pretty revolting about it Mignon Mclaughlin

A bore: one who knows as well as you do what he is going to say next. Mignon Mclaughlin

To talk easily with people, you must firmly believe that either you or they are interesting. And even then it's not easy. Mignon Mclaughlin

People keep telling us about their love affairs, when what we really want to know is how much money they make and how they manage on it. Mignon Mclaughlin

The neurotic would like to trust his analyst - if only because he's paying him so much money. But he can't - because if the analyst really cared, he'd be doing it for nothing. Mignon Mclaughlin

The first two days of a vacation are endless; then it flies. Mignon Mclaughlin

Don't ask others to forgive in you a sin they're dying to commit themselves. Mignon Mclaughlin

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. Mignon Mclaughlin

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. Mignon Mclaughlin

Each day, the American housewife turns toward television as toward a lover. She feels guilty about it, and well she might, for he's covered with warts and is only after her money. Mignon Mclaughlin

Philosophy teaches a man that he can't take it with him; taxes teach him he can't leave it behind either. Mignon Mclaughlin

A first-rate marriage is like a first-rate hotel: expensive, but worth it. Mignon Mclaughlin

A perfect marriage is one in which I'm sorry is said just often enough. Mignon Mclaughlin

Many of us go through life feeling as an actor might feel who does not like his part, and does not believe in the play. Mignon Mclaughlin

A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster. If he's always apologizing, his children are monsters. Mignon Mclaughlin

All women are basically in competition with each other for a handful of eligible men. Mignon Mclaughlin

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