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Phyllis McGinley
(1905-1978) born on
Mar 21
US author, poet. Her light verse volumes include 1960 Pulitzer winner "Times Three."
         
   
F
A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe,
She can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby,
She can use her intuition instead of her brain,
But she can't fold a paper in a crowded train.

R
The knowingness of little girls
Is hidden underneath their curls.
A
Nothing fails like success; nothing is so defeated as yesterday's triumphant Cause.
N
The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.
K
Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Trial and Error."
R: "What Every Woman Knows in Times Three," 1960.
A: "How to Get Along with Men," "The Province of the Heart," 1959.
N: "The Province of the Heart," 1959.
K: In "The Saturday Evening Post."
   


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