"I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society where it is traditional to wear clothes."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Erma Bombeck on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Erma Bombeck on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Erma Bombeck on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Erma Bombeck on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Erma Bombeck on Mahatma Gandhi
"Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub."
"Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you."
"A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday."
"Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago."
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."