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"Don't Forget To Sing in the lifeboats"

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A quote from Voltaire. "Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to
sing in the lifeboats."

Lottsa quotes on the net. I found a bunch of good ones in a book titled "Don't
Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats." I wrote down the page numbers of some really
good quotes. Of course I can't find those numbers. This teaches us all a valuable
lesson although I'm not sure what it is.

There are also a lot of fake quotes or misattributed quotes on the net. I am
pretty suspicious of the one from Voltaire as he lived in the 18th century,
and lifeboats don't seem to have appeared until the 19th century. Abe
Lincoln and Mark Twain also have some questionable quotes at various

But all that forgotten and off to one side (to quote an old radio program
from the 1930s and 40s) here are some quotes I found in a paperback
book titled "Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats" compiled by Kathyrn
and Ross Petras.

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money. W. C. Fields.

The first rule about holes is: when you're in one, stop digging. Molly
Ivins, writer and columnist from Texas.

Be amusing. Never tell unkind stories. Above all, never tell long ones.
Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister to Queen Victoria.

Money will not make you happy, and happy will not make you money.
Groucho Marx said this in the movie Coconuts. Maybe the credit
really belongs to George S. Kaufman who wrote the script.