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William E. Vaughan

William E. Vaughan

AKA: Bill

Born: October 8, 1915
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Died: February 25, 1977

Occupation: Author and Columnist
Profile: Syndicated Columnist for the Kansas City Star (1946-1977).

Number of Quotes: 13

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.

Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income - which he then spends sending his son to college.

If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.

It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.

Muscles come and go; flab lasts.

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a family all wrapped up in each other.

The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.

The wonderful world of home appliances now makes it possible to cook indoors with charcoal and outdoors with gas.

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.

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