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Every New Year is the direct descendant,
by Ogden Nash

Every New Year is the direct descendant,
isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals?
- Ogden Nash

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

Too clever is dumb.
- Ogden Nash

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the wedding cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
- Ogden Nash

 

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
- Ogden Nash

If you don't want to work you have to work to earn
enough money so that you won't have to work.
- Ogden Nash

One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence.
- Ogden Nash

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The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.
- Ogden Nash

Marriage is the alliance of two people,
one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.
- Ogden Nash

The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated
by forces beyond your control.
- Ogden Nash

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
- Ogden Nash

Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday
night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.
- Ogden Nash

Do you think my mind is maturing late,
or simply rotted early?
- Ogden Nash

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball,
and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
- Ogden Nash

People who have what they want are fond of telling
people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it.
- Ogden Nash

The only people who should really sin are the people who can sin and grin.
- Ogden Nash

The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo,
the other milk.
- Ogden Nash

I claim there ain't Another Saint As great as Valentine.
- Ogden Nash

Professional men, they have no cares;
whatever happens,
they get theirs.
- Ogden Nash

Women would rather be right than reasonable.
- Ogden Nash

Certainly there are things in life that money can't buy,
but it's very funny - Did you ever try buying then without money?
- Ogden Nash

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men,
women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
- Ogden Nash

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers,
If I belittle dogs and mothers.
- Ogden Nash

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving
them something to ignore.
- Ogden Nash

Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think
that their children are naive.
- Ogden Nash

There are people who are very resourceful,
at being remorseful, and who apparently feel that the
best way to make friends is to do something terrible and then make amends.
- Ogden Nash

Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them,
but none are fun when you set about retiring them.
- Ogden Nash

I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.
- Ogden Nash

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
- Ogden Nash

Commitments the voters don't know about can't hurt you.
- Ogden Nash

Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.
- Ogden Nash

Every Englishman is convinced of one thing,
viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the
most exclusive club there is.
- Ogden Nash

Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor.
- Ogden Nash

I do not like to get the news, because there has never
been an era when so many things were going so right
for so many of the wrong persons.
- Ogden Nash

I have an idea that the phrase 'weaker sex' was coined
by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm.
- Ogden Nash

I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance,
Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.
- Ogden Nash

Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind.
- Ogden Nash

Progress might have been alright once,
but it has gone on too long.
- Ogden Nash

I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.
- Ogden Nash

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every
new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
- Ogden Nash

The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance,
yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early,
but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.
- Ogden Nash

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Another Sunrise, Another New Beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Questioning cultural norms opens new vistas of happiness and purpose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In order to discover new lands,
one must be willing to lose sight
of the shore for a very long time.
- Anonymous

Know that you cannot create great new beginnings
until you sincerely celebrate the endings that precede them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every increased possession
loads us with a new weariness.
- John Ruskin

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

A person with a new idea is
a crank until the idea succeeds.
- Mark Twain

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

Incite a riot of new ideas.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot discover new oceans unless
you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
- Anonymous

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust


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