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Lucille Ball quotes

1911 - 1989, American comedian, actress and model

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and just not think about your age.
Lucille Ball

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged.
Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
Lucille Ball

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get
anything done in this world.
Lucille Ball

Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and
privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national
heritage.
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In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
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Life's a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!
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A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart, but he's not very bright.
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If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more
you can do.
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Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who
do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what
isn't.
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It's a hell of a start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Lucille Ball

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
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I'm not funny. What I am is brave.
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People either have comedy or they don't. You can't teach it to them.
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I'd rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.
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Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.
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I'm happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in
so many lives, in so many ways.
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I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact,
that's good taste.
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The best time is when you're working and you're happy.
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I was shy for several years in my early days in Hollywood until I figured out that no one really
gave a damn if I was shy or not, and I got over my shyness.
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Ability is of little account without opportunity.
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The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.
Lucille Ball