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Minna Antrim Quotes

(1861), American Epigrammist

An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself.

Category: Aphorisms And Epigrams

Enthusiasms, like stimulants, are often affected by people with small mental ballast.

Category: Enthusiasm

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.

Category: Experience

Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.

Category: Flattery

Satiety is a mongrel that barks at the heels of plenty.

Category: Greed

The ''Green-eyed Monster'' causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros.

Category: Jealousy

The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.

Category: Lies And Lying

The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.

Category: Life And Living

When a woman is very, very bad, she is awful, but when a man is correspondingly good, he is weird.

Category: Men And Women

Man forgives women anything save the wit to outwit him.

Category: Men And Women

A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.

Category: Pleasure

Man proposes, woman forecloses.

Category: Seduction

A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward.

Category: Virtue