Don Marquis

Don Marquis

American writer

Lived from: 1878-1937

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Don Marquis

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    An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.
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    Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
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    A fierce unrest seethes at the core, of all existing things:, it was the eager wish to soar, that gave the gods their wings.
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    a man thinks he amounts to a great deal but to a flea or a mosquito a human being is merely something good to eat
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    A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
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    An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.
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    An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
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    Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
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    Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
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    Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong.
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    Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint
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    Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them.
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    Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
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    He worked like hell in the country so he could live in the city, where he worked like hell so he could live in the country.
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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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