Russell Lynes

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.

It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity.

The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you canít ignore it, top it; if you canít top it, laugh at it; if you canít laugh at it, itís probably deserved.

A lady is nothing very specific. One manís lady is another manís woman; sometimes, one manís lady is another manís wife. Definitions overlap but they almost never coincide.

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