Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.— Austin O'Malley
The most charming Austin O'Malley quotes that are little-known but priceless
You can't change the world But you can change the facts And when you change the facts You change points of view If you change points of view You may change a vote And when you change a vote You may change the world
Patience is the analogue of God's serenity.
Some folks never handle the truth without scratching it.
Love is a boomerang that returns to the thrower's hand.
The bigger the dam of patience, the worse the flood when the dam breaks.
Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.
Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.
A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.
The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito.
If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it.
The milk of human kindness should be brought fresh to the table every morning.
An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing; an American pacing, an Irishman, afterwards.
The difference between a mongrel and a thoroughbred, whether brute or man, is not in swiftness, beauty, or endurance, but in courage.
God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.
It is twice as hard to crush a half-truth as a whole lie.
Memory is a crazy woman who hoards colored rags and throws away food.
The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
Knowledge is flour, but wisdom is bread.
No matter who you are, you will be put abed at last with a shovel.
A charitable man is like an apple tree-he gives his fruit and is silent;
the philanthropist is like the successful hen.
Most reformers, like a pair of trousers on a windy clothesline, go through a vast deal of vehement motion, but stay in the same place.
Life is a bubble in a lake, that glitters for an instant, bursts, and leaves not even a blur on the water; it is the leap of a minnow, which sends a tiny ripple trembling for a few inches.
Ugliness is a point of view; an ulcer is wonderful to a pathologist.
Wisdom grows in quiet places.
Despair is vinegar from the wine of hope.
Sorrow may be a good thing for a woman's heart, but it is a poor cosmetic for her face.
Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.
A drunkard is like a whiskey-bottle, all neck and belly and no head.
A rose gets its color and fragrance from the root, and man his virtue from his childhood.
Cunning is a short blanket--if you pull it over your face, you expose your feet.
If you combine all the spectral rays into a single beam, you get white light;
and, if you combine all the virtues into a single beam, you get charity.
The perfection of art is to conceal the sources.
Patience is moral elasticity.
Moral progress is a process of isolation; the mountain tops are lonely.
Civilization sails prettily like a child's rubber balloon until it hits a sharp object; then it is likely to collapse like the balloon.
All things come to him who waits - even justice.
A youth's knowledge is like a cheap shotgun-likely to do as much damage to the owner as to the game.
Before you beat a child, be sure yourself are not the cause of the offense.
The statesman shears the sheep; the politician skins them.
A habit of debt is very injurious to the memory.
Public opinion is the pennant on a nation's mast which shows the politician and the editor how to trim the sails.
Charity is the note that resolves the discord.
A hole is nothing at all, but you can break your neck in it.
A book reviewer is usually a barker before the door of a publisher's circus.
There is a form of literature that is a deed, and a form that is only talk, and the latter passes away like a conversation.
A sane man often reasons from sound premises;
an insane man commonly reasons as well, but the premises are unsound.
The weaker the man in authority... the stronger his insistence that all his privileges be acknowledged.