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Sam Levenson Quotes


An American humorist, writer, television host and journalist.
(1911 - 1980)

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Any beast can cry over the misfortunes of its own child. It takes a mensch to weep for others' children.
 

Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and has a houseful of books isn't poor.
[Parenthood]
 

Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
[Time Management]
 

Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.
[Happiness]
 

I admit that: my wife is outspoken, but by whom?
[Wife]
 

I like life. It's something to do. Somewhere on this globe every 10 seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
[Life]
 

I'm going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!
[Procrastination]
 

If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button.
 

If you want to kill time, try working it to death.
[Time]
 

If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.
[Marriage]
 

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
[Insanity]
 

It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.'
[Effort]
 

It's a good thing that when God created the rainbow he didn't consult a decorator or he would still be picking colors.
 

It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.
[Wisdom]
 

Just try to be happy. Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier.
[Happiness]
 

Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we'll find it.
[Temptation]
 

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.
[Love]
 

One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.
[Imagination]
 

Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
[Birth]
 

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
[Family]
 


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