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Douglas William Jerrold Quotes

(1803-1857), British Humorist, Playwright

The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.

Category: Exercise

Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together.

Category: Fortune

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens.

Category: Happiness

The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.

Category: Heart

He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.

Category: Kindness

Love's like the measles; all the worse when it comes late in life.

Category: Love

Some people are so fond of bad luck they run half way to meet it.

Category: Luck

Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass.

Category: Marriage

The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.

Category: Nations

Not peace at any price! Chains are worse than bayonets.

Category: Peace

There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body.

Category: Peace

He is one of those wise philanthropists who, in a time of famine, would vote for nothing, but a supply of toothpicks.

Category: Philanthropists

Even the worse of jobs has their pleasures, if I were a grave digger or a hangmen, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Category: Pleasure

Religion is in the heart, not in the knees.

Category: Prayer

Treason is like diamonds; there is nothing to be made by the small trader.

Category: Treason