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Ain't nothing an old man can do for me but bring me a message from a young one.
On teaching children how to cross the street:
Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody.
They say you shouldn't say nothin' about the dead unless it's good. He's dead. Good!
Honey, that Totie Fields is one well-fed white woman. When that gal sits around the house, she sits around the house!
There ain't nothin' an old man can do for me but bring me a message from a young one. I'd rather pay a young man's fare to California than tell an old man the distance.
Never lose your head, not even for a minute—you need your head. Your brain's in it.
A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can.
Love is like playing checkers. You have to know which man to move.
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I do not inveigh against higher education, I simply maintain that the sort of education the colored people of the South stand most in need of, is elementary and industrial. They should be instructed for the work to be done.
Timothy Thomas Fortune
March 19, 1894
May 23, 1975
Loretta Mary Aiken, known by her stage name Jackie "Moms" Mabley, was an American standup comedian.
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