Facts about Don Marquis

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Summary

Don Marquis was a famous Poet from USA, who lived between July 29, 1878 and December 29, 1937.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 41 quotes who is written / told by Don, under the main topics: Age, Experience, Happiness, Work.

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Famous quotes by Don Marquis (41)


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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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"An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience"
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"When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'"
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"Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them"
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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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"In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent"
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"Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes"
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"Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything"
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"Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo"
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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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"Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint"
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"An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it"
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"A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself"
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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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"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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"Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue"
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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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"Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong"
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"A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't?"
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"Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness"
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"Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough"
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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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"It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld"
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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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"Blood will tell, but often it tells too much"
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"The trouble with the public is that there is too much of it; what we need in public is less quantity and more quality"
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"The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram"
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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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"I would rather start a family than finish one"
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"An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it"
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"A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country"
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"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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"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday"
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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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"One of the most important things to remember about infant care is: don't change diapers in midstream"
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"Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun"
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"By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing"
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"There is nothing so habit-forming as money"
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"There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us"
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"Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth"


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