A Quote by Dame Edith Evans on behavior, niceness, and women

When a woman behaves like a man, why can't she behave like a nice man?

Dame Edith Evans (1888 - 1976)

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A Quote by Cyril Connolly on niceness and writing

Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.

Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)

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A Quote by Clyde Moore on good, neighbors, and niceness

There's one good thing about snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbor's.

Clyde Moore

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A Quote by Catherine Marshall on appreciation, conflict, education, evil, existence, freedom, friendship, good, government, greed, happiness, hatred, idealism, ignorance, individuality, lies, life, lust, niceness, optimism, pain, people, philosophy, pove

Without realizing what was happening, most of us gradually came to take for granted the premises underlying the philosophy of optimism. We proceeded to live these propositions, though we would not have stated them as blandly as I set them forth here: Man is inherently good. Individual man can carve out his own salvation with the help of education and society through progressively better government. Reality and values worth searching for lie in the material world that science is steadily teaching us to analyze, catalogue, and measure. While we do not deny the existence of inner values, we relegate them to second place. The purpose of life is happiness, [which] we define in terms of enjoyable activity, friends, and the accumulation of material objects. The pain and evil of life - such as ignorance, poverty, selfishness, hatred, greed, lust for power - are caused by factors in the external world; therefore, the cure lies in the reforming of human institutions and the bettering of environmental conditions. As science and technology remove poverty and lift from us the burden of physical existence, we shall automatically become finer persons, seeing for ourselves the value of living the Golden Rule. In time, the rest of the world will appreciate the demonstration that the American way of life is best. They will then seek for themselves the good life of freedom and prosperity. This will be the greatest impetus toward an end of global conflict. The way to get along with people is to beware of religious dictums and dogma. The ideal is to be a nice person and to live by the Creed of Tolerance. Thus we offend few people. We live and let live. This is the American Way.

Catherine Marshall

Source: Beyond Ourselves

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A Quote by Brooke Astor on niceness and quality

No matter how horrid a person may appear on the surface, if you dig deeper, you will find some nice, unexpected little quality.

Brooke Astor

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A Quote by Bill Vaughan on money, niceness, and study

It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.

Bill Vaughan

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A Quote by Barbara Cartland on certainty, ideas, motherhood, niceness, society, and women

Every man has been brought up with the idea that decent women don't pop in and out of bed; he has always been told by his mother that "nice girls don't." He finds, of course, when he gets older that this may be untrue-but only in a certain section of society.

Barbara Cartland (1901 -)

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A Quote by Barbara Pierce Bush on justice, niceness, and women

I'm not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don't think I'm competitive, just nice.

Barbara Bush (1925 -)

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A Quote by Barbara Pierce Bush on niceness and war

War is not nice.

Barbara Bush (1925 -)

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A Quote by Arthur Guiterman on cats, doubt, losing, niceness, schools, and world

LITTLE LOST PUP He was lost!-not a shade of doubt of that; For he never barked at a slinking cat, But stood in the square where the wind blew raw With a drooping ear and a trembling paw And a mournful look in his pleading eye And a plaintive sniff at the passer-by That begged as plain as a tongue could sue, "O Mister! please may I follow you?" A lorn wee waif of a tawny brown Adrift in the roar of a heedless town. Oh, the saddest of sights in a world of sin Is a little lost pup with his tail tucked in! Now he shares my board and he owns my bed, And he fairly shouts when he hears my tread; Then, if things go wrong, as they sometimes do, He asserts his right to assuage my woes With a warm, red tongue and a nice, cold nose And a silky head on my arm or knee And a paw as soft as a paw can be. When we rove the woods for a league about He's as full of pranks as a school let out; For he romps and frisks like a three months' colt, And he runs me down like a thunderbolt. Oh, the blithest of sights in the world so fair Is a gay little pup with his tail in the air!

Arthur Guiterman (1871 - 1943)

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