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born March 4, 1927; American comedy writer

Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America.
If I'm not there, I go to work.
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Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know
which way is down.
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I understand the big food companies are developing a tearless onion. I think they can do
it - after all, they've already given us tasteless bread.
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The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.
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Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
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More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems, back taxes, back rent,
back auto payments.
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Happiness is a very small desk and a very big wastebasket.
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Love is so confusing - you tell a girl she looks great and what's the first thing you do? Turn
out the lights!
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Don't smoke too much, drink too much, eat too much or work too much. We're all on the road
to the grave - but there's no need to be in the passing lane.
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Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major
credit cards.
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New Yorkers are so impersonal, if it wasn't for muggings there wouldn't be any contact at all!
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My wife never lies about her age. She just tells everyone she's as old as I am. Then she lies
about my age.
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I don't see why religion and science can't get along. What's wrong with counting our blessings
with a computer?
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What if the meek inherited the Earth and we had to defend ourselves from Martians?
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A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of
students dressed in identical caps and gowns that "individuality" is the key to success.
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There are days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
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It's amazing how important your job is when you want the day off - and how unimportant it is
when you want a raise.
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Older people shouldn't eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get.
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Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
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Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away.
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The Playboy calendar this year has some tip-top models. Any more top and they'd tip.
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There are only two kinds of people in this world. The realists and the dreamers. The realists
know where they are going and the dreamers have already been there.
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Things are getting so confused out there, they ought to call it the Muddle East.
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All rock 'n' roll singers sound like a nudist backing into a cold-nosed dog - set to music.
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If those scientists are all so smart, why do they all count backwards?
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To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
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I had a terrible fight with my wife on New Year's Eve. She called me a procrastinator. So I
finished addressing the Christmas cards and left.
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Have you noticed when you go on a diet, the first thing you lose is your temper?
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Remember the days when you let your child have some chocolate if he finished his cereal?
Now, chocolate is one of the cereals.
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I may be forty, but every morning when I get up, I feel like a twenty-year-old. Unfortunately,
there's never one around.
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I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
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Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that's not
true. Some smaller countries are neutral.
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Time flies. It is up to you to be the navigator.
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I got a Valentine's Day card from my girl. It said, "Take my heart! Take my arms! Take my
lips!" Which is just like her. Keeping the best part for herself.
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A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.
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