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 :: 1910-, American Editor, Critic

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A lady is nothing very specific. One man's lady is another man's woman; sometimes, one man's lady is another man's wife. Definitions overlap but they almost never coincide.
~ Russell Lynes - [Women]

 

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Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
~ Russell Lynes - [Cynics and Cynicism]

 

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If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved.
~ Russell Lynes - [Insults]

 

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It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity.
~ Russell Lynes - [Faults]

 

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The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
~ Russell Lynes - [Acceptance]

 

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The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it; if you can't top it, laugh at it; if you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved.
~ Russell Lynes - [Insults]

 

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The true snob never rests: there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon.
~ Russell Lynes - [Truth]

 

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