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  The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Problems are inevitable. Misery is a choice.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It is the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Dont accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people dont recognize them.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Dont give up. Keep going. There is always a chance that you stumble onto something terrific. I have never heard of anyone stumbling over anything while he was sitting down.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Make somebody happy today, and mind your own business.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  If you want to catch a trout, dont fish in a herring barrel.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you dont have it, no matter what else there is, it is not enough.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  One out of four people in this country is mentally imbalanced. Think of your three closest friends and if they seem okay, then you're the one.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  It is far better to be alone than to wish you were.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals. Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Inside every seventy-year-old is a thirty-five-year-old asking, 'What happened?'  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  One of the best ways to measure people is to watch the way they behave when something free is offered.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Asking a writer what he thinks about critics is like asking what a fire hydrant feels about dogs.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  We need not fear life, because God is the ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, 'The most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.'  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in America is dead has never been in a supermarket when the cashier opens another check-out line.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Nobody says you must laugh, but a sense of humor can help you overlook the unattractive, tolerate the unpleasant, cope with the unexpected, and smile through the day.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  No one has the right to destroy another person's belief by demanding empirical evidence.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Blessed are they who hold lively conversations with the helplessly mute, for they shall be called dentists.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  At every party there are two kinds of people - those who want to go home and those who dont. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Women complain about sex more often than men. Their gripes fall into two major categories: 1. Not enough. 2. Too much.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Know when to tune out, if you listen to too much advice you may wind up making other peoples mistakes.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Some women have the best husbands. Others make the best of the husbands they have.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  There are really only three types of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who say, 'What happened?'  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you'll be married to a man who cheats on his wife.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in America is dead has never been in a supermarket when the cashier opens another check-out line.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Problems are inevitable. Misery is a choice.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Women complain about sex more often than men. Their gripes fall into two major categories: 1. Not enough. 2. Too much.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in America is dead has never been in a supermarket when the cashier opens another check-out line.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Know when to tune out, if you listen to too much advice you may wind up making other peoples mistakes.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Blessed are they who hold lively conversations with the helplessly mute, for they shall be called dentists.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  We need not fear life, because God is the ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Know when to tune out, if you listen to too much advice you may wind up making other peoples mistakes.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Women complain about sex more often than men. Their gripes fall into two major categories: 1. Not enough. 2. Too much.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in America is dead has never been in a supermarket when the cashier opens another checkout line.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you'll be married to a man who cheats on his wife.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing.  
 -  Ann Landers