Best quotes by the English Dramatist Douglas William Jerrold

Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
  • Gardens

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens.
  • Happiness

The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.
  • Heart

Some people are so fond of bad luck they run half way to meet it.
  • Luck



Religion is in the heart, not in the knees.
  • Prayer

The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
  • Exercise

Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together.
  • Fortune

Love's like the measles; all the worse when it comes late in life.
  • Love

The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.
  • Nation

Not peace at any price! Chains are worse than bayonets.
  • Peace

In this world truth can wait; she is used to it.
  • Truth

Marriage is like wine. It is not properly judged until the second glass.
  • Marriage

Treason is like diamonds; there is nothing to be made by the small trader.
  • Revolution

The sharp employ the sharp.
  • Work

Honest bread is very well, it's butter that makes the temptation.
  • Bread

He is one of those wise philanthropists who, in a time of famine, would vote for nothing, but a supply of toothpicks.
  • Charity

He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
  • Kindness

It is amazing at how small a price may the wedding ring be placed upon a worthless hand; but, by the beauty of our law, what heaps of gold are indispensable to take it off!
  • Marriage

There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body.
  • Peace

Even the worse of jobs has their pleasures, if I were a grave digger or a hangmen, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
  • Pleasure

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
  • happiness

Religion's in the heart, not in the knees.
  • heart

Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass.
  • glass

Love's like the measles - all the worse when it comes late in life.
  • comes


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