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Daemon
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Leo Calvin Rosten (1908)

Rosten was an American teacher, screenwriter, and humorist. He is best remembered for his stories about a night-school "prodigy" named Hyman Kaplan, which debuted in The New Yorker in the 1930s and were later published in book form under a pseudonym. His The Joys of Yiddish is a humorous guide to the Yiddish language and Jewish culture. Rosten is quoted as having once said that "any man who hates dogs and babies can't be all bad!" To whom was he referring when he made this remark? More...
monamagda
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“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all..”
― Leo Rosten
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Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014 10:26:07 AM

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He was referring to W.C. Fields when he said that "any man who hates dogs and babies can't be all bad!"
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Good article about an interesting character. Funny quote about conservatives.

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