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Not reading poetry amounts to a national pastime here.
- Phyllis McGinley | Poets and Poetry Quotes
For the wonderful thing about saints is that they were human. They lost their tempers, got angry, scolded God, were egotistical or testy or impatient in their turns, made mistakes and regretted them. Still they went on doggedly blundering toward heaven.
- Phyllis McGinley | Religion Quotes
Nothing fails like success; nothing is so defeated as yesterday's triumphant cause.
- Phyllis McGinley | Success Quotes
Children are forced to live very rapidly in order to live at all. They are given only a few years in which to learn hundreds of thousands of things about life and the planet and themselves.
- Phyllis McGinley | Helping Other People Quotes
To be a housewife is ... a difficult, a wrenching, sometimes ungrateful job if it's looked on as only a job. Regarded as a profession, it is the noblest as it is the most ancient of the catalogue. Let none persuade us differently, or the world will be lost indeed.
- Phyllis McGinley | Self-Knowledge Quotes
It's this no-nonsense side of women that is pleasant to deal with. They are the real sportsmen.
- Phyllis McGinley | Self-Knowledge Quotes
This is the gist of what I know: Give advice and buy a foe.
- Phyllis McGinley | Self-Control Quotes
Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity.
- Phyllis McGinley | Creating Positive Change Quotes
Nothing fails like success; nothing is so defeated as yesterday's triumphant cause.
- Phyllis McGinley | Success Quotes
The wonderful thing about saints is that they were human. They lost their tempers, got hungry, scolded God, were egotistical or impatient in their turns, made mistakes and regretted them. Still they went on doggedly blundering toward heaven.
- Phyllis McGinley | Commitment Quotes


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