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Don Marquis quotes (18)

I have noticed that when chickens quit quarreling over their food they often find that there is enough for all of them. I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race.
Don Marquis   Category: Easy

There is always a comforting thought in time of trouble when it is not our trouble.
Don Marquis   Category: Comfort

An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
Don Marquis   Category: Optimism

There is nothing so habit forming as money.
Don Marquis   Category: Money

If you make people think theyre thinking theyll love you; but if you really make them think theyll hate you.
Don Marquis   Category: Thief

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.
Don Marquis   Category: Circus

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
Don Marquis   Category: Age

There is bound to be a certain amount of trouble running any country. If you are president the trouble happens to you. But if you are a tyrant you can arrange things so that most of the trouble happens to other people.
Don Marquis   Category: Unsorted

Now and then there is a person born who is so unlucky that he runs into accidents which started to happen to somebody else.
Don Marquis   Category: Luck

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Don Marquis   Category: Procrastination

The successful people are the ones who can think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
Don Marquis   Category: Success

Prohibition makes you want to cry in your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.
Don Marquis   Category: Alcohol

Some persons are likable in spite of their unswerving integrity.
Don Marquis   Category: Honest

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
Don Marquis   Category: Happiness

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
Don Marquis   Category: Poetry

Pity the meek for they shall inherit the earth.
Don Marquis   Category: Humanitarian

An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.
Don Marquis   Category: Idea

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