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Richard Armour Quotes


An American poet and author who wrote over sixty-five books.
(1906 - 1989)

Adolescence is when children start trying to bring up their parents.
[Family]
 

Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people.
[Beauty]
 

Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults.
 

I love a finished speaker, I really, truly do I don't mean one who's polished, I just mean one who's through.
 

I've suffered from all of the hang-ups known, and none is as bad as the telephone.
 

In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial.
 

It is all right to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and then.
 

Middle -age is the time of life, that a man first notices - in his wife.
 

Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
[Politics]
 

Retired is being tired twice, I've thought, first tired of working, then tired of not.
 

Some people can carry a tune, but they seem to stagger under the load.
 

That money talks, I'll not deny, I heard it once: It said, 'Goodbye'.
 

There is some consolation in the fact that, even though your dreams don't come true, neither do your nightmares.
[Success]
 

Until Eve arrived, this was a man's world.
 

When it comes to eating, you can sometimes help yourself more by helping yourself less.