Mr. Warner’s humorous quotes for life situations reveal his observation, understanding and interpretation of attitudes in old fashioned America.
17 Quotes From Charles Dudley Warner 1829-1900
Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
Goodness comes out of people who bask in the sun, as it does out of a sweet apple roasted before the fire.
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.
It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous.
Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.
Mud-pies gratify one of our first and best instincts. So long as we are dirty, we are pure.
No man but feels more of a man in the world if he have a bit of ground that he can call his own. However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep; and that is a very handsome property.
One of the best things in the world to be is a boy; it requires no experience, but needs some practice to be a good one.
People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception.
Politics makes strange bedfellows.
Public opinion is stronger than the legislature, and nearly as strong as the ten commandments.
Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.
The thing generally raised on city land is taxes.
There is nothing that disgusts a man like getting beaten at chess by a woman.
We are half ruined by conformity, but we should be wholly ruined without it.
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.