BELIEVE IT OR NOT #28


  1. Perhaps you shouldn't complain that things are not what they used to be; remember, this includes you.

  2. At the fancy restaurant, a teenager and his girlfriend were shy -- about twenty-two dollars and four cents

  3. Doing business without advertising is like winking in the dark: You know what you're doing, but others don't.

  4. Why do political candidates usually try to sweep the country with each other?

  5. It's our itch to be rich that gets us scratching.

  6. The difference between a successful person and a failure is often which one tires first.

  7. Why do people lie about one another when the plain truth would be bad enough?

  8. Every careless driver could endanger others in four ways -- north, south, east, and west.

  9. By the time a family pays for a home in the suburbs, it usually isn't.

  10. Sometimes hearing the truth can be hard to accept, but it remains indisputable.

  11. If people could always keep their faces in the sunshine, they would never see the shadows.

  12. I find the more happiness or good humor that is spent on others, the more of it remains.

  13. Some people with bad coughs go to the doctor, but most will prefer to go to the same movies I do.

  14. Progress is to preserve order in times of change, and to preserve change in times of order.

  15. America is the land of multilane highways, one-way streets, and four-way cold tablets.

  16. If you don't know, ask. You may feel foolish momentarily, but you'll be wiser the rest of your life.

  17. There is no one as positive as a chronic skeptic -- he is never in doubt about his doubts.

  18. When dealing with our teenagers, we should remember who reared them.

  19. You might say the monkey meant business, not monkey business, when he grabbed the keeper's ripe banana.

  20. Quite a few history buffs could tell you that Sinbad the Sailor was actually an Iraqi.

  21. Kansas, Nebraska, and Minnesota produce meat and crops in sufficient abundance to feed everyone in Canada and the U.S. a meal a day.

  22. A home-court advantage is the harassing discouragement the visiting team gets from the home fans.

  23. When you go toward a goal, enjoy the journey.

  24. What we truly need in this country is a car that eats oats.

  25. Deft Chinese adage: A smiling face is half the meal.

  26. If you want a happy life, dwell on your triumphs, not your defeats.

  27. Keeping all my pennies really makes dollars and sense.

  28. Sadly, a friendship is like money -- easier made than kept.

  29. We found cable TV brought to our home tennis, golf, news, movies, and neighbours.

  30. Small holes and cracks in walls may be patched with toothpaste, then dried for at least a day before painting.

  31. A cashier who Was sure a cashier's' check was fake alerted the police, who then apprehended the counterfeiter.

  32. Unpretentious houses can host contentment more often than mansions.

  33. Humorist who was going bald laughingly said: "Hair today, gone tomorrow."

  34. Style-conscious clotheshorse follows fashion trends faithfully.

  35. Soon, dry autumn leaves, fallen on cement pavement, will crunch crisply underfoot.

  36. Quality, rather than quantity, should be our basic concern.

  37. The hands of the clock, much like scissors, cut hours from the day.

  38. Perhaps you shouldn't complain that things are not what they used to be; remember, this includes you.

  39. At the fancy restaurant, a teenager and his girlfriend were shy -- about twenty-two dollars and four cents.

  40. Doing business without advertising is like winking in the dark: You know what you're doing, but others don't.

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