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Each month we choose a favorite quote--something fun or something to make you think. See the archive for quotes from previous months.


Yes, it's common wisdom that pain and hardship build character. But I'd like to propose some new common wisdom. Life is great when you have lots of money. I know. Money isn't everything. But I would have been much happier if I could have learned about life while napping in front of a wide-screen TV or listening to my five-thousand-dollar stereo. And think about the lessons I could have learned if I had gotten the new car my dad always promised me.

           --Pool Boy, by Michael Simmons (Porter/Roaring Brook, 2003)

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