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Quotation by Mason Cooley
City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991) City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993) City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988) City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994) City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987)
To be a social success, do not act pathetic, arrogant, or bored. Do not discuss your unhappy childhood, your visit to the dentist, the shortcomings of your cleaning woman, the state of your bowels, or your spouse's bad habits. You will be thought a paragon (or perhaps a monster) of good behavior.
Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
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