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    The doctors couldn't find anything wrong with me except that I have a slight stomach pain. Wait till I get my hospital bill! Then I'll really have a pain the stomach!
    — Jack Benny
    tags: pain  wrong  doctor 
     
    Try saving when your salary is low. So after making more money, you will not be able to do this anywhere
    — Jack Benny
    tags: money 
     
    Try to save something while your salary is small; it's impossible to save after you begin to earn more.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: impossible 
     
    Everything good that happened to me happened by accident.
    — Jack Benny
    I must be cheaper now than I was ten years ago in order to get a laugh. It's not funny now if I leave the table and give the waiter a nickel tip, which was a laugh years ago. Today I must maneuver it so that somehow I get the waiter to give me a nickel tip.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: funny  year 
     
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    — Jack Benny
    I practice three hours daily on my violin so I won't get worse.
    — Jack Benny
    I took my girl to dinner, and she laughed so hard at one of my jokes that she dropped her tray.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: girls 
     
    I'm living in a very modest place. I have a room over-looking beautiful Claridge's Hotel. I thought it was better than paying Claridge's prices and overlooking the dump I'm living in.
    — Jack Benny
    A scout troop consists of twelve little kids dressed like schmucks following a big schmuck dressed like a kid.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: kids 
     
    When you talk about the world's greatest entertainer you have to say Al Jolson because there was no one like him. Only Judy Garland and perhaps Frank Sinatra got anywhere near him!
    — Jack Benny
    tags: world 
     
    I gambled at the crap table all night and finally lost $8, but during that time the house gave me four drinks and two cigars, so it was still a lot cheaper than renting a room.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: time  night  lost  cigar 
     
    It's not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: knowing 
     
    Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: beautiful  golf 
     
    I was born in Waukegan a long, long time ago. As a matter of fact, our rabbi was an Indian.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: time  facts 
     
    I went to a meeting for premature ejactulators. I left early.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: meeting 
     
    A rich man is one who isn't afraid to ask the salesperson to show him something cheaper.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: men  afraid 
     
    When I give concerts, the tickets sell for five dollars to one hundred dollars, but for my concerts the five-dollar seats are down in front... the further back you go, the more you have to pay. The hundred dollar seats are the last two rows, and those tickets go like hotcakes! In fact, if you pay two hundred dollars you don't have to come at all.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: facts  sell 
     
    Comedy itself is based upon very old principles of which I can readily name seven. They are, in short: the joke, exaggeration, ridicule, ignorance, surprise, the pun, and finally, the comic situation.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: comedy  ignorance 
     
    Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese. Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: age  mind 
     
    No matter how often I tell people I'm thirty-nine some of them refuse to believe I'm that old.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: people  believe 
     
    I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
    — Jack Benny
    My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: murder  divorce  wife  year 
     
    Bill Paley is not only the greatest boss I ever had, but he's the most brilliant, honest and warm human being I've ever met. And I'll say that to his face - even if it costs me my job.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: human  job 
     
    I began my show business career playing violin in San Francisco at the corner of Market and Taylor. I understand that there is a theater there now.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: career  business 
     
    I don't want to tell you how much insurance I carry with the Prudential, but all I can say is: when I go, they go too.
    — Jack Benny
    I'm like Will Rogers, I never met a man I didn't like... well, Eichmann maybe.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: men 
     
    Any man who would walk five miles through the snow, barefoot, just to return a library book so he could save three cents - that's my kind of guy.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: men  book  library 
     
    I'm happy to be making my first appearance on air professionally. By that I mean I'm finally getting paid, which I know will be a great relief to my creditors.
    — Jack Benny
    As you may or may not know, in keeping with the high-class tone of Beverly Hills, our police force is probably the most snobbish group of gendarmes in the world. It is said that the Beverly Hills Police Department is so fancy that it has an unlisted number.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: world 
     
    The only way I'll ever get hurt in the casino is if there's an earthquake and a slot machine falls on my foot.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: hurt  machine 
     
    Gags die, humor doesn't.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: humor  die 
     
    I believe in being honest with myself. If there's one thing I hate it's when a comedian is great and won't admit it. I've never met one like that, but if I did, I'd hate them.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: believe  hate 
     
    There's only five real people in Hollywood. Everyone else is Mel Blanc.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: people  real 
     
    When another comedian has a lousy show, I'm the first one to admit it.
    — Jack Benny
    I'm an old newspaper-man myself, but I quit because I found there was no money in old newspapers.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: money 
     
    I was going to buy my girl a Packard car for Christmas, but it took too long to deliver, so I bought her some handkerchiefs.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: girls  christmas 
     
    Modesty is my best quality.
    — Jack Benny
    tags: quality 
     
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