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Finley Peter Dunne Quotes

(1867-1936), American Journalist, Humorist

Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

The only good husbands stay bachelors: They're too considerate to get married.

Category: Bachelor

Don't jump on a man unless he is down.

Category: Conflict

It don't make much difference what you study, so long as you don't like it.

Category: Education

A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case.

Category: Fanatics And Fanaticism

A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.

Category: Lies And Lying

A man's idea in a game of cards is war, cruel, devastating, and pitiless. A lady's idea of it is a combination of larceny, embezzlement and burglary.

Category: Men And Women

Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.

Category: Motivation

The past always looks better than it was because it isn't here.

Category: Past

One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need the money the most, are the ones that never have it.

Category: Poverty And The Poor

Trust everybody, but cut the cards.

Category: Trust

Most vegetarians I ever see looked enough like their food to be classed as cannibals.

Category: Vegetarianism

Vice is a creature of such hideous mien... that the more you see it the better you like it.

Category: Vice

The world is not growing worse and it is not growing better -- it is just turning around as usual.

Category: World