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Russell Baker Quotes: Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses.
         

Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses.


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The people who are always hankering loudest for some golden yesteryear usually drive new cars.



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The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.



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