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Topic: humor

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“I feel as stupid as a turkey.”

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“Sister St. Francis is resuscitated enough to preach for the jubilee. To see if she is dead, we shall have to take a little, or even a big boy to her room and ask her about preparing him for Baptism or for Confession. If she opens neither her eyes nor her mouth, we may have the funeral in all safety.”

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“As for myself, I have never been such a helpless creature but, too, I have never been almost fifty years old.”

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“I have already exceeded the amount of work my head can bear.”

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“You are very foolish, my dear sister, to be tormenting your imagination with the fear of losing your mind. ... Believe me, my daughter, we cannot lose what we never had.”

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“In the evening we remained on deck to see and examine at leisure the ravishing spectacle before us. It would take an abler pen than mine to describe it properly, if, indeed, it can be described.”

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“Truly I have great need of prayers. I am quite a grumbler.”

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“Sometimes we are offended at a trifle, or a mere nothing; and the one who gives the displeasure is not aware that she has given it. Oh! Do not war with flies on the wing.”

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“Music is all the rage here.”

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“A woman said to me the other day, "You are the man of your house."”

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“The church is as full as an egg.”

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“Both of us together are not worth two cents.”

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“A good spirit reigns in our house...”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin