Ann Landers

Esther "Eppie" Pauline Friedman Lederer (July 4, 1918 - June 22, 2002) and Ruth Crowley were the main writers behind the public image of advice columnist Ann Landers and the syndicated advice column, of the same name. For about 45 years, the column was a regular feature in many newspapers across North America. People would write her letters to seek her advice concerning their personal problems, and she would publish her advice in her columns. Her writing style was direct, and often critical

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Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations. Class never makes excuses. It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes. Class bespeaks an aristocracy unrelated to ancestors or money. Some extremely wealthy people have no class at all, while others who are struggling to make ends meet are loaded with it. Class is real. You can't fake it. Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down. Class is already up and need not attempt to look better by making others look worse. Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because he is comfortable with himself. If you have class, you've got it made. If you don't have class, no matter what else you have, it won't make up for it.
If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is, it's not enough.
Nobody gets to live life backwards. Look ahead -- that's where your future lies.
The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.
Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.
If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.
Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
No one has the right to destroy another person's belief by demanding empirical evidence.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
The best way to find something you have lost is to buy a replacement.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

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