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Quotations by author » Douglas Jerrold
English Humorist, Playwright and Journalist, 1803-1857
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"The last word" is the most dangerous of infernal machines; and husband and wife should no more fight to get it than they would struggle for the possession of a lighted bomb-shell
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A conservative is a man who will not look at the new moon out of respect for that "ancient institution" the old one
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A coquette is like a recruiting sergeant, always on the lookout for fresh victims
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Dogmatism is puppyism come to its full growth
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Earth is here so kind [Australia], that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
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Every rose has its thorn:- you never find a woman without pins and needles
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Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together
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Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
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He is one of those wise philanthropists who in a time of famine would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks
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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
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I never hear the rattling of dice that it does not sound to me like the funeral bell of the whole family
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If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment
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If you tickle the earth with a hoe she laughs with a harvest
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In this world truth can wait; she's used to it.
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Never have a friend that's poorer than yourself
Friends
Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom. It is as true as sunbeams.
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Sir, you are like a pin, but without either its head or its point.
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Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.
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That fellow would vulgarize the day of judgment
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The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.
HeartMen and WomenWomen
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