Subject: Characteristics

Always try to be modest… and be VERY proud of it!

To look at me now… it's hard to believe I was once considered a dull guy.

(1924 – 1987) American stand-up ‘deadpan’ comedian and actor

Associate with well-mannered persons and your manners will improve; run with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened; keep the company of bums and you will become a bum; hang around with rich people and you will end by picking up the check and dying broke.

Jolson's ego was so big he could have given the Lord himself an inferiority complex.

(1896 – 1996) comedian, actor & entertainer

The trouble with ignorance is that it picks up confidence as it goes along.

A bleeding heart can be hell on the carpeting.

David Gerrold (1944 – ) science fiction author

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves into a position of power should on no account be allowed to do the job.

(1952 – 2001) English writer, dramatist, & musician

One could drive a schooner through any part of his argument and never scrape against a fact.

(1866 – 1940) academic, businessman & politician

It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.

(1903 – 1968) movie actress

He turned out to be so many different characters he could have populated all of War and Peace and still had a few people left over.

(1920 – ) author, editor, journalist, playwright & television producer

A set of rules laid out by professionals to show the way they would like to act if it was profitable.

(1902 – 1963) Danish actor

She's as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of Nile.

My boyfriend's kids are half-Swedish, half-Norwegian: "They're see-through."

American stand-up comedian, television writer & actor

My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.

(1970 – ) American actress, comedian, writer & producer

Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.

(1868 – 1930) cartoonist, humorist & journalist

Tolerance: That uncomfortable feeling that the other fellow might be right after all.

Morality, like art, means a drawing a line someplace.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Zeal: A nervous disorder affecting the young and inexperienced.

Be good and you will be lonely.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

McKinley has a chocolate eclair backbone.

(1858 – 1919) 26th U.S. president

Marriage always demands the finest arts of insincerity possible between two human beings."

(1888 – 1960) Austrian writer
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