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  1. When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
       -- James Matthew Barrie

  2. Babies are such a nice way to start people.
       -- Don Herold

  3. The worst feature of a new baby is its mother's singing.
       -- Kin Hubbard

  4. A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
       -- Carl Sandburg


  5. The only good husbands stay bachelors: They're too considerate to get married.
       -- Finley Peter Dunne

  6. Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  7. Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't, they'd be married too.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  8. By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  9. It is impossible to believe that the same God who permitted His own son to die a bachelor regards celibacy as an actual sin.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  10. A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
       -- Jean de La Bruyère

  11. I would be married, but I'd have no wife,
    I would be married to a single life.
       -- Richard Crashaw

  12. A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
       -- Helen Rowland

  13. A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.
       -- Benjamin Franklin


  14. Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
       -- Albert Einstein

  15. Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at a penny.
       -- Plutarch

  16. ... anything a customer thinks a store is losing money on.
       -- Kin Hubbard

  17. There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.
       -- Anatole France


  18. Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.
       -- Horace

  19. Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
       -- George Brossin Méré

  20. ... it's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have.
       -- James Matthew Barrie

  21. In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
       -- Christopher Morley

  22. There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
       -- Countess of Blessington

  23. Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
       -- Charles Reade

  24. Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense.
       -- Kin Hubbard

  25. Beauty is not caused. It is.
       -- Emily Dickinson

  26. Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart.
       -- Johann von Schiller

  27. Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
       -- Edward Gibbon

  28. I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.
       -- Benedict Spinoza

  29. My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms -- will it return to my body when they scatter?
       -- Kotomichi


  30. With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
       -- Otto von Bismarck

  31. I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
       -- Orson Welles

  32. Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.
       -- Wilson Mizner

  33. Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his image.
       -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  34. The reason the way of the transgressor is hard is because it's so crowded.
       -- Kin Hubbard

  35. As a rule, there is no surer way to the dislike of men than to behave well where they have behaved badly.
       -- Lew Wallace

  36. Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt.
       -- Kin Hubbard

  37. When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.
       -- E. G. Stakman


  38. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
       -- William James

  39. We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears apples.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  40. Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  41. Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.
       -- Michel de Montaigne

  42. Every time a child says "I don't believe in fairies" there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
       -- James Matthew Barrie

  43. The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.
       -- James A. Froude

  44. It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.
       -- John Burroughs

  45. Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for--because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
       -- Peter Marshall

  46. One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
       -- John Stuart Mill


  47. The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it.
       -- Robert Green Ingersoll

  48. Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
       -- Mark Twain

  49. The Bible is a window in this prison of hope, through which we look into eternity.
       -- John Sullivan Dwight

  50. To say nothing of its holiness or authority, the Bible contains more specimens of genius and taste than any other volume in existence.
       -- Walter S. Landor

  51. The Bible may be the truth, but it is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
       -- Samuel Butler

  52. The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.
       -- Alfred North Whitehead

  53. All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more and more strongly the truths that come on high and are contained in the sacred writings.
       -- John F. Herschel

  54. So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
       -- Bertrand Russell

  55. If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow the teachings of the new, he would be insane.
       -- Robert Green Ingersoll

  56. John Wesley said that if you give up the witchcraft, you must give up the Bible. He is right. The choice is easy for me.
       -- Rupert Hughes

  57. The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.
       -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  58. It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible.
       -- George W. Foote


  59. A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
       -- Joseph Addison

  60. There is no bigotry like that of "free thought" run to seed.
       -- Horace Greeley

  61. Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
       -- Charles Caleb Colton

  62. Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth.
       -- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

  63. The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.
       -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

  64. Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
       -- Josh Billings


  65. Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.
       -- Edward Young

  66. About the only thing we have left that actually discriminates in favor of the plain people is the stork.
       -- Kin Hubbard

  67. If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.
       -- Laurence Housman

  68. The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction. All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing at them when their birth rate fell off.
       -- Benito Mussolini

  69. To heir is human.
       -- Dolores E. McGuire

  70. The moment you're born you're done for.
       -- Arnold Bennett

  71. There is [sic] two things in life for which we are never fully prepared, and that is--twins.
       -- Josh Billings


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