The best Quotations


In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.
- George Ade

For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
- George Ade

A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
- George Ade

After being turned down by numerous publishers, he had decided to write for posterity.
- George Ade

Anybody can win unless there happens to be a second entry.
- George Ade

Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
- George Ade

If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.
- George Ade

Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.
- George Ade

She was short on intellect, but long on shape.
- George Ade

The time to enjoy a european tour is about three weeks after you unpack.
- George Ade


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Quotation Well, dearie, men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. But you can't blame them for that, can you? - writer
Quotation A short retirement urges a sweet return. - writer
Quotation Even as a tortoise draws in its limbs, the wise can draw in their senses at will. - writer
Quotation Strictly speaking, there is but one real evil: I mean acute pain. All other complaints are so considerably diminished by time that it is plain the grief is owing to our passion, since the sensation of it vanishes when that is over. - writer
Quotation Mr. Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it. - writer
Quotation Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions. - writer