Quotes by Carolyn Wells

Carolyn Wells

American writer and poet

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    A canner exceedingly canny
    One morning remarked to his granny:
    'A canny canner can can
    Anything that he can
    But a canner can't can a can, can he?'
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    A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye.
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    Actions lie louder than words.
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    Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive.
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    It is the interest one takes in books that makes a library. And if a library have interest it is; if not, it isn't.
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    The books we think we ought to read are poky, dull, and dry; The books that we would like to read we are ashamed to buy; The books that people talk about we never can recall; And the books that people give us, oh, they're the worst of all.
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    Tis blessed to bestow, and yet, Could we bestow the gifts we get, And keep the ones we give away, How happy were our Christmas day!
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    We should live and learn; but by the time we've learned, it's too late to live.
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    When Venus said, Spell no for me, N-O, Dan Cupid wrote with glee, And smiled at his success: Ah, child, said Venus, laughing low, We women do not spell it so, We spell it Y-E-S.
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    You wouldn't believe On All Hallow Eve What lots of fun we can make, With apples to bob, And nuts on the hob, And a ring-and-thimble cake.
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    Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife; This simple boon I beg of Fate - A thousand years of Middle Life.
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