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“Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense”
William Lyon Phelps
“The happiest people in this world are those who have the most interesting thoughts”
“The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older.”
“You can be deprived of your money, your job and your home by someone else, but remember that no one can ever take away your honor”
“I am glad my ancestors arrived on the Mayflower, but I am gladder that there are nine generations between us.”
“Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money.”
“If I were running the world I would have it rain only between 2 and 5 a.m. Anyone who was out then ought to get wet.”
“The average Englishman does not see why a stranger should accost him with jocosity - many Englishmen do not see why a stranger should accost them at all”
“If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.”
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