Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration,and inspiration.

— Evan Esar

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Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings.

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The mint makes it first, it is up to you to make it last.

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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy - and Jill a wealthy widow.

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Evan Esar quote Anger is the feeling that makes your mou

Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.

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All things come to him who waits, but they are mostly leftovers from those who didn't wait.

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Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.

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This may be the age of automation, but love is still being made by hand.

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Evan Esar quote You can't do anything about the length o

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

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Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.

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Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.

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The honeymoon is the only period when a woman isn't trying to reform her husband.

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Evan Esar quote Anger is a feeling that makes you mouth

Anger is a feeling that makes you mouth faster than your mind

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You are not fully dressed until you wear a smile.

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The only place where you can find equality is in the cemetery.

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There are two kinds of leaders: those who are interested in the flock, and those who are interested in the fleece.

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About Evan Esar

Quotes 206 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

A vacation is like love - anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia.

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The car was invented as a convenient place to sit out traffic jams

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A husband may forget where he went on his honeymoon, but he never forgets why.

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Conscience is what makes a boy tell his mother before his sister does.

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The girl with a future avoids a man with a past.

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Experience is a great teacher, and sometimes a pretty teacher is a great experience.

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If you can't bear to have your face stepped on, don't try to climb the ladder of success.

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Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.

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Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.

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When you make your mark in the world, watch out for the envious with erasers.

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Hindsight is good, foresight is better; but second sight is best of all.

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The best time to give advice to your children is while they're still young enough to believe you know what you're talking about.

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Think twice before you speak, and then you may be able to say something more insulting than if you spoke right out at once.

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The best way to spoil a good story is by sticking to the facts.

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If you want to be successful, you must either have a chance or take one.

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In a democracy, you believe it or not; in a dictatorship, you believe it or else.

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Egocentricity: The vanity that makes you wonder what people are thinking about you when they are really wondering what you are thinking about them.

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Walking isn't a lost art: one must, by some means, get to the garage.

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A word to the wise is -- unnecessary.

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Compare what you want with what you have, and you'll be unhappy;

compare what you deserve with what you have, and you'll be happy.

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Women diet to retain their girlish figures or their boyish husbands.

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The Lord takes care of his own, but church trustees still put lightning rods on the steeple.

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There would be no population explosion if people who are trying to keep the wolf from the door wouldn't let the stork fly in through the window.

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The lazy man claims he is too heavy for light work and too light for heavy work.

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Egocentric: A person who has his I's too close together.

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Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.

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A bureaucrat is an official who is clothed with power and whom it doesn't fit.

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The most popular form of altruism is giving to others the advice you cannot use yourself.

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Canada's climate is nine months winter and three months late in the fall.

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Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it.

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Consistency is a jewel, but too much jewelry is vulgar.

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A special skill, like speaking several languages, or keeping your mouth shut in one.

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[A mathematician is a] scientist who can figure out anything except such simple things as squaring the circle and trisecting an angle.

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The man who has a girl in every port is not a sailor but a wholesaler.

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The trouble with the world is that laziness is seldom curable and never fatal.

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You can't judge the ability of a doctor by the amount of praise the undertakers give him.

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The only way to cure an egotist from bragging is by surgery--amputation at the neck.

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