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Marcelene Cox Quotes





A bachelor is a man who can take a nap on top of a bedspread.
 

A sparkling house is a fine thing if the children aren't robbed of their luster in keeping it that way.
 

A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by a mother who sees that the others get it.
 

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
 

Eating without conversation is only stoking.
 

Happiness is not something you get, but something you do.
[Happiness]
 

Housekeeping is like being caught in a revolving door.
 

If at first you don't succeed, blame your parents.
 

It is all right to say exactly what you think if you have learned to think exactly.
 

Life begins when a person first realizes how soon it will end.
 

No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.
 

One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.
 

Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.
 

Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
[Family]
 

The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.
 

The way to achieve happiness is to have a high standard for yourself and a medium one for everyone else.
 

Too often in ironing out trouble someone gets scorched.
[Self Control]
 

Trouble, like the hill ahead, straightens out when you advance upon it.
[Courage]
 

Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.
[Nature]
 

When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.