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Oh, shun, lad, the life of an author.
It's nothing but worry and waste.
Avoid that utensil,
The laboring pencil,
And pick up the scissors and paste.
But compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity.
Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.
A mother's hardest to forgive.
Life is the fruit she longs to hand you,
Ripe on a plate. And while you live,
Relentlessly she understands you
Children are forced to live very rapidly in order to live at all. They are given only a few years in which to learn hundreds of thousands of things about life and the planet and themselves.
How happy is the Optimist
To whom life shows its sunny side
His horse may lose, his ship may list,
But he always sees the funny side.
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Holding hands at midnight 'Neath a starry sky… Nice work if you can get it, And you can get it if you try.
March 21, 1905
February 22, 1978
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