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Peter De Vries Quotes

(1910), American Author

I am not impressed by the Ivy League establishments. Of course they graduate the best -- it's all they'll take, leaving to others the problem of educating the country. They will give you an education the way the banks will give you money -- provided you can prove to their satisfaction that you don't need it.

Category: Colleges And Universities

Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff -- it is a palliative rather than a remedy.

Category: Confession

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. Bit the combination is locked up in the safe.

Category: Ecology

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.

Category: Food And Eating

When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.

Category: Home

We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. It may be the very recognition of all men as our brothers that accounts for the sibling rivalry, and even enmity, we have toward so many of them.

Category: Human Fellowship

Life is a zoo in a jungle.

Category: Life And Living

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds -- they mature slowly.

Category: Marriage

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

Category: Marriage

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.

Category: Marriage

There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.

Category: Parents And Parenting

Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.

Category: Popularity

The rich aren't like us; they pay less taxes.

Category: Riches

It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.

Category: Salvation

Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, ''What's in it for me?''

Category: Universe