Don Marquis

I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of the descendants who boast of ancestors. I would rather start a family than finish one. Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.

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By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing.

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

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

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Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

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A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.

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Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.

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One of the most important things to remember about infant care is: don't change diapers in midstream.

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Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.

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The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.

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Don Marquis — quotes and aphorisms

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

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

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When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'

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Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

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Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.

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