Ann Landers Quotes

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Marriage is not a reform school.


Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
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Make somebody happy today. Mind your own business.
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If you want to catch a trout, don't fish in a herring barrel.


Guilt is a pollutant and we don't need any more of it in the world.


Tact is the art of making people feel at home when that's where you wish they were.
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Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
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Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals. Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams.
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One of the best ways to measure people is to watch the way they behave when something free is offered.
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A word to those of you who are trying to drown your sorrow. Please be aware that sorrow knows how to swim.

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One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed.
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Hatred is like an acid. It can do more damage to the container in which it is stored than to the object on which it is poured.


Hate is like acid. It can not only destroy the vessel in which it is stored, but also destroy the object on which it is poured.
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Some people take pleasure in regaling one and all with details of their poor health. They are happy to give an organ recital to anyone who will listen.


Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
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Trouble is a great equalizer.  No matter what our differences, in time of trouble the differences fade, and we become brothers and sisters. We want to reach out and help one another.
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TV has had a stronger impact on our society than any single invention since the automobile. It has put the dead hand on conversation and provided countless couples with an excuse for not discussing what's on their minds.


Love is friendship that has caught fire.  It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving.  It is loyalty through good and bad times.  It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

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If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and, when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, "I will be bigger than you.  You cannot defeat me."

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