Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

— Don Marquis

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Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

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Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.

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Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.

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Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

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A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.

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When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'

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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

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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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The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.

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personally my ambition is to get my time as a cockroach shortened for good behavior and be promoted to a revenue officer it is not much of a step up but i am humble

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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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Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

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About Don Marquis

Quotes 106 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.

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In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person.

Yes, it is women who keep the church going.

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Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.

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Not every woman in old slippers can manage to look like Cinderella

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Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles.

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We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.

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In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.

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Persian pussy from over the sea demure and lazy and smug and fat none of your ribbons and bells for me ours is the zest of the alley cat

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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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Too many creatures both insects and humans estimate their own value by the amount of minor irritation they are able to cause to greater personalities than themselves.

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Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.

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I would rather start a family than finish one.

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If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves.

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I once heard the survivors of a colony of ants that had been partially obliterated by a cow's foot seriously debating the intention of the gods towards their civilization.

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The most pleasant and useful persons are those who leave some of the problems of the universe for God to worry about.

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A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.

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I get up in the morning with an idea for a three-volume novel and by nightfall it's a paragraph in my column.

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Yes, he's got all them different kinds of thoroughbred blood in him, and he's got other kinds you ain't mentioned and that you ain't slick enough to see.

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If a child shows himself incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity, marry, and perpetuate his kind.

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I never think when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them well.

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I do not see why men sheould be so proud insects have the more ancient lineage according to the scientists insects were insects when man was only a burbling whatisit.

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An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.

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If you make people think they're thinking they'll love you: but if you really make them think, they'll hate you.

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From 'the lesson of the moth': and before i could argue him out of his philosophy he went and immolated himself on a patent cigar lighter i do not agree with him myself i would rather have half the happiness and twice the longevity but at the same time i wish there was something i wanted as badly as he wanted to fry himself

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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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prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into

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There was once a Hindu sage, who sat down on the banks of the Ganges and thought for seventy years about the millennium. Just as he arrived at the solution and was putting it into verse, a mosquito stung him and he forgot it again at once.

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The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram.

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Insects have their own point of view about civilization 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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Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.

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I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of the descendants who boast of ancestors. I would rather start a family than finish one. Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.

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Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.

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The things that I can't have I want, And what I have seems second-rate, The things I want to do I can't, And what I have to do I hate.

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Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.

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As the skull of the man grows broader, so do his creeds.

And his gods they are shaped in his image and mirror his needs. And he clothes them with thunders and beauty, He clothes them with music and fire, Seeing not, as he bows by their altars, That he worships his own desire.

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An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.

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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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