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ITHASBEENSAID and collected by OTTO C. PHILUPS* It is a good thing for a physician to have prematurely gray hair and itching piles. The first makes him appear to know more than he does, and the second gives him an expression of concern, which the patient interprets as being on his behalf.—A. Benson Cannon Everyone in favor of birth control has already been born.—Laurence Peter People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.—Leo J. Burke For hysterical maidens, I prescribe marriage, for they are cured by pregnancy.—Hippocrates Husbands are like fires; they go out when they're unattended.—Zsa Zsa Gabor I have always thought of a dog lover as a dog that was in love with another dog.—James Thurber No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens.— Abraham Lincoln A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines.—Frank Lloyd Wright I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.—Clarence Darrow Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.—H. L. Mencken Material appearing under this title is collected with the aim of making the serious a bit less serious, the ponderous a bit less heavy, and the reading hours a bit more fun. Toward this goal we invite a guest editor of this feature for each issue. Will readers volunteer to share their senses of humor by collecting or recollecting items that have brought smiles to their faces? We invite your participation. * Address: 143 Jefferson Drive, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 15228. 62 I Otto C. Phillips · ItHasBeen Said We have not lost faith; we have transferred it from God to the medical profession.—George Bernard Shaw A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.—Fred Allen Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity than Noah didn't miss the boat.—Mark Twain I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.—Robert Frost If Moses had been a committee, the Israelites would still be in Egypt.—J. B. Hughes When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.—Elbert Hubbard You can observe a lotjust by watching.—Yogi Berra Sex is hereditary. If your parents never had it, chances are you won't either.—Joseph Fischer The first myth about management is that it exists.—Robert Heller The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.—Damon Runyon A bureaucrat's idea of cleaning up his files is to make a copy of every paper before he destroys it.—Laurence Peter Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.— Casey Stengel Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman that she was born so long ago.—H. L. Mencken Perspectives in Biology and Mediane, 27,1 · Autumn 1983 | 63 ...


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