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Abigail Van Buren Quotes

Abigail Van Buren is the pen name of Pauline Phillips and carried on by her daughter, Jeanne Phillips. They write the advice column "Dear Abby".

A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.

Accept every blind date you can get, even with a girl who wears jeans. Maybe you can talk her out of them.

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.

If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.

It is almost impossible to throw dirt on someone without getting a little on yourself.

It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can't speak for my twin sister.

Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.

Never give a golfer an ultimatum unless you're prepared to lose.

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
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Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you, you've got to help pay for piping. And the Piper!

The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
[Helping Other People]

The less you talk, the more you're listened to.

There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who walk into a room and say, "There you are" and those who say, "Here I am"

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance.

Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.