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Don Marquis Quotes

(1878-1937), American Humorist, Journalist

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.

Category: Age And Aging

Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.

Category: Blood

Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.

Category: Bores And Boredom

Persian pussy from over the sea demure and lazy and smug and fat none of your ribbons and bells for me ours is the zest of the alley cat

Category: Cats

Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint

Category: Difficulties

A fierce unrest seethes at the core, of all existing things:, it was the eager wish to soar, that gave the gods their wings.

Category: Dissatisfaction

I would rather start a family than finish one.

Category: Family

Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.

Category: Fishing

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

Category: Happiness

Some persons are likable in spite of their unswerving integrity.

Category: Honesty

Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.

Category: Honesty

An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.

Category: Ideas

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

Category: Ideas

We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.

Category: Inheritance

a man thinks he amounts to a great deal but to a flea or a mosquito a human being is merely something good to eat

Category: Insects