Abigail Van Buren, also known as Pauline Esther “Popo” Phillips, was an American advice columnist and radio show host who started the well-known Dear Abby newspaper column in 1956.

The Dear Abby column was known for its witty and down-to-earth advice.

It was the world’s most extensively syndicated newspaper column, with 1,400 newspapers and 110 million readers.

Dear Abby is a popular American advice column started by Pauline Phillips in 1956 under the pen name “Abigail Van Buren” and continued by her daughter, Jeanne Phillips, who now owns the legal rights to the name.

She was known for her frank and often humorous advice on a variety of topics, from relationships to parenting to etiquette.

It ran from 1956 until 2002, and was written by Pauline Phillips.

You will find below a curated collection of the best ‘Abigail Van Buren’ quotes that you can read and share with others.


Best Abigail Van Buren Quotes

Kissing power is stronger than will power. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

The less you talk, the more you’re listened to. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

There is no end to the undeserved misery and mischief it could create. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

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Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

The purpose of life is to amount to something and have it make some difference that you lived at all. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

The lack of faith is not doubt. It is certainty. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

Love is what enables us to bridge the gap of disappointment when others don’t live up to the expectations we have of them. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

Inspiring Abigail Van Buren Quotes

Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you, you’ve got to help pay for the piping. And the piper. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

Believing that the dream of freedom, brotherhood, and peace for all mankind will someday come true. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

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Fighting fire with fire only gets you ashes! ~ Abigail Van Buren.

How should they answer? ~ Abigail Van Buren.

I can’t think of a more potent combination than God and a good lawyer. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

While forbidden fruit is said to taste sweeter, it usually spoils faster. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can’t speak for my twin sister. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

Kissing power is stronger than will power: Girls need to prove their love like a moose needs a hat rack. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

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If you want a place in the sun, you have got to put up with a few blisters. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

Maturity is the ability to do a job whether you’re supervised or not; finish a job once it’s started; carry money without spending it; and the ability to bear an injustice without wanting to get even. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

Great Abigail Van Buren Quotes

A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from ‘Dear Abby’ instead of going to Mom and Dad. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

Accept every blind date you can get, even with a girl who wears jeans. Maybe you can talk her out of them. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

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The church is not a museum for saints, it’s a hospital for sinners. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

It is totally unconscionable to subject defenseless animals to mutilation and death, just so a company can be the first to market a new shade of nail polish or a new, improved laundry detergent. It’s cruel, it’s brutal, it’s inhumane, and most people don’t want it. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

So yesterday you fell off the wagon? Or maybe you blew your diet? Or lost your temper and shot off your mouth? Well, that was yesterday. Today is a brand-new day with a clean slate, so forget yesterday! ~ Abigail Van Buren.

In Biblical times, a man could have as many wives as he could afford. Just like today. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

Top Abigail Van Buren Quotes

Cruel words erode the self-esteem like the ocean eats away the shore. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

Psychotherapy, unlike castor oil, which will work no matter how you get it down, is useless when forced on an uncooperative patient. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

So the richest are often the poorest as this saying goes, Loneliness is the ultimate poverty ~ Abigail Van Buren.

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If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

You could move? – Dear Abby responds to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

You are what you are when nobody is looking. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

Women who miscalculate are called mothers. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

Famous Abigail Van Buren Quotes

Wisdom doesn’t automatically come with old age. Nothing does – except wrinkles. It’s true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

Many husbands today pitch in to help with household chores – it’s called partnership. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

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Loneliness is the ultimate poverty. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

A bad habit never disappears miraculously, it’s an undo-it-yourself project. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more… ~ Abigail Van Buren.

Never give a golfer an ultimatum unless you’re prepared to lose. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

If you don’t value what you have, you’re sure to lose it. ~ Abigail Van Buren.



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