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What we forgive too freely doesn’t stay forgiven.
– Mignon McLaughlin

Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something.
– Mignon McLaughlin

There’s an awful lot of blood around that water is thicker than.
– Mignon McLaughlin

Courage can’t see around corners, but goes around them anyway.
– Mignon McLaughlin

Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.
– Mignon McLaughlin

Most of us can easily do two things at once; what’s all but impossible is to do one thing at once.
– Mignon McLaughlin

We work for praise, and dawdle once we have it.
– Mignon McLaughlin

People are made of flesh and blood and a miracle fiber called courage.
– Mignon McLaughlin

Men prefer brief praise, pitched high; women are satisfied with praise in a lower key, just so it goes on and on.
– Mignon McLaughlin

Women are never landlocked: they’re always mere minutes away from the briny deep of tears.
– Mignon McLaughlin

Few novels or plays could exist without at least one troublemaker in the group, and perhaps life couldn’t either.
– Mignon McLaughlin

If you have to do it every day, for God’s sake learn to do it well.
– Mignon McLaughlin

Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition.
– Mignon McLaughlin

How tired God must be of guilt and loneliness, for that is all we ever bring to Him.
– Mignon McLaughlin

If you’re a gifted flirt, talking about the price of eggs will do as well as any other subject.
– Mignon McLaughlin

Women flirt to keep their stock high, men to get somewhere.
– Mignon McLaughlin

True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.
– Mignon McLaughlin

The chief reason for drinking is the desire to behave in a certain way, and to be able to blame it on alcohol.
– Mignon McLaughlin

There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later.
– Mignon McLaughlin

The time to begin most things is ten years ago.
– Mignon McLaughlin