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Phyllis McGinley



    Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.

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    Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful.

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    The thing to remember about fathers is, they're men. A girl has to keep it in mind: They are dragon-seekers, bent on improbable rescues. Scratch any father, you find someone chock-full of qualms and romantic terrors, believing change is a threat -- like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle I it took such months to get.

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    Frigidity is largely nonsense. It is this generation's catchword, one only vaguely understood and constantly misused. Frigid women are few. There is a host of diffident and slow-ripening ones.

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    Nothing fails like success; nothing is so defeated as yesterday's triumphant Cause.

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    Of course we women gossip on occasion. But our appetite for it is not as avid as a mans. It is in the boys gyms, the college fraternity houses, the club locker rooms, the paneled offices of business that gossip reaches its luxuriant flower.

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