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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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