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  • “Organizing is what you do before you do something so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up..”
  • “You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
  • “To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.”
  • “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words, like ‘What about lunch?'”
  • “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.”
  • “Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”
  • “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
  • “Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.”
  • “Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.”
  • “Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.”
  • “What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.”
  • “Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the thing you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
  • “You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.”
  • “If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.”
  • “My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”
  • “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”
  • “War is something of man’s own fostering, and if all mankind renounces it, then it is no longer there.”
  • “One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.”
  • “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”
  • “The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief – call it what you will than any book ever written. It has emptied more churches than all the counter-attractions of cinema, motor bicycle and golf course.”
  • “A clever conjurer is welcome anywhere, and those of us whose powers of entertainment are limited to the setting of booby-traps or the arranging of apple-pie beds must view with envy the much greater tribute of laughter and applause which is the lot of the prestidigitator with some natural gift for legerdemain.”
  • “The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.”
  • “I gave up writing children’s books. I wanted to escape from them as I had once wanted to escape from ‘Punch’: as I have always wanted to escape. In vain.”
  • “I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.”
  • “Is ‘The Wind in the Willows’ a children’s book? Is ‘Alice in Wonderland?’ Is ‘Treasure Island?’ These are masterpieces which we read with pleasure as children, but with how much more pleasure when we are grown-up.”
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