One man's Poison Ivy is another Fellow's Spinach.

— George Ade

The most unexpected George Ade quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

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

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

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As the twig is bent the tree is inclined.

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Be it ever so humble, there's no place like Home when it comes to Wearing what you like.

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Where ignorance is not bliss, get wise!

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Life is a series of relapses and recoveries.

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Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.

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In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic;

in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.

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The wealthy have nothing left except money.

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

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It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after.

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She was short on intellect, but long on shape.

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About George Ade

Quotes 62 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Playwright
Birthday February 9, 1866

After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.

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The serpent is helpless unless he finds an apple to work with.

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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but would not cost half as much during the winter months.

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If a man does not go about his work with enthusiasm, it means that he has not yet found a work that he likes. Every mortal is a busy bee when he comes to the task that Destiny has set aside for him.

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Only the more Rugged Mortals should attempt to Keep Up on Current Literature.

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Familiarity breeds contentment.

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Too many trained nurses discommode Cupid.

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Opportunity knocks once at every man's door and then keeps on knocking.

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

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

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The shorter the hours, the larger the income.

Don't get into the habit of putting in long hours or you may be set down into a permanent subordinate position.

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A good folly is worth what you pay for it.

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In scattering seeds of kindness, do it by hand and not by machine.

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Every Man is the Architect of his own Fortunes, but the Neighbours superintend the Construction.

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Give the people what they think they want.

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Scatter seeds of kindness.

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A good musical comedy consists largely of disorderly conduct occassionally interrupted by talk.

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Those who are entitled to it get it sooner or later.

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A rolling stone gathers no moss and therefore will not be derided as a moss-back. Roll as much as possible.

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Those having the most time to devote to a line of endeavor usually become the most proficient.

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Do not give alms promiscuously. Select the unworthy poor and make them happy. To give to the deserving is a duty, but to help the improvident, drinking class is clear generosity, so that the donor has a right to be warmed by a selfish pride and count on a most flattering obituary.

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I am thoroughly tired of the fable style of narrative and shall do my best to get up something entirely different and possibly little more worthy.

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Adversity often hatches out the true nobility of character.

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When Wealth walks in at the Door, the Press Agent comes in through the Window.

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"Whom are you?" said he, for he had been to night school.

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One cannot rest except after steady practice.

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A man never feels more important than when he receives a telegram containing more than ten words.

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One smell of brimstone makes the whole world kin.

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It isn't how long you stick around but what you put over while you are here.

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The first sign of extravagance is to buy trousers that one does not need.

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The only literary men are those who have to work at it.

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A lot of smart young people have come out of Indiana. The smarter they are, the faster they come out

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Never pretend to have money except when you are in straits.

The poor man who pretends to have a bank account betters his credit and takes no risk. But the prosperous individual who counts his money in the street, forthwith will be invited to attend a charity bazaar.

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In uplifting, get underneath.

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The music teacher came twice a week to bridge the awful gap between Dorothy and Chopin.

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Moral: Don't try to Account for Anything.

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The higher they fly the harder they fall.

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