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A collection of quotes by Douglas William Jerrold on writing, reading, book-lover, happiness, inspiration, readers, humor, funny, sea, women, heart and truth.

39 Mind-Blowing Quotes By Douglas William Jerrold

Famous As: Dramatist

Born On: January 3, 1803

Died On: June 8, 1857

Born In: London, England

Died At Age: 54

Douglas William Jerrold was an acclaimed English writer and dramatist. He was also a prolific humorist. He was born to a drama actor and was introduced to the stage by his father. He joined a guard ship during the ‘War of the Waterloo’ which cultivated his love for the sea. Jerrold faced economic crisis at an early age and started working as an apprentice at a printing office. There he eventually realized his writing skills and published various articles in the sixpenny magazines. His first most notable work was the criticism of a popular opera which caught the eye of the editor and he was made a professional journalist. Apart from this he was very witty and was known for holding hilarious conversations. We have compiled some notable quotations and sayings by the celebrated writer which will give you a glimpse of his funny side. Take a look at the thoughts and quotes by Douglas William Jerrold which will enlighten you more about life.

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A blessed companion is a book--a book that, fitly chosen, is a lifelong friend...a book that, at a touch, pours its heart into your own.

Douglas William Jerrold

The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.

Douglas William Jerrold

Some people are so fond of ill luck that they run halfway to meet it.

Douglas William Jerrold

Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass.

Douglas William Jerrold

The sharp employ the sharp.

Douglas William Jerrold

He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.

Douglas William Jerrold

The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.

Douglas William Jerrold

Religion's in the heart, not in the knees.

Douglas William Jerrold

There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body.

Douglas William Jerrold

We love peace, but not peace at any price.

Douglas William Jerrold

In this world truth can wait; she is used to it.

Douglas William Jerrold

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.

Douglas William Jerrold

Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together.

Douglas William Jerrold

The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.

Douglas William Jerrold

Love's like the measles - all the worse when it comes late in life.

Douglas William Jerrold

Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.

Douglas William Jerrold

Readers are of two sorts: one who goes carefully through a book, and the other who as carefully lets the book go through him.

Douglas William Jerrold

Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom. It is as true as sunbeams.

Douglas William Jerrold

After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.

Douglas William Jerrold

A conservative is a man who will not look at the new moon, out of respect for that 'ancient institution,' the old one

Douglas William Jerrold

The sharp employ the sharp; verily, a man may be known by his attorney.

Douglas William Jerrold

If an earthquake were to engulf England tomorrow, the English would manage to meet and dine somewhere among the rubbish, just to celebrate the event.

Douglas William Jerrold

There are some people as obtuse in recognizing an argument as they are in appreciating wit. You couldn't drive it into their heads with a hammer.

Douglas William Jerrold

Nothing is so beneficial to a young author as the advice of a man whose judgment stands constitutionally at the freezing-point.

Douglas William Jerrold

Nature designed us to be of good cheer.

Douglas William Jerrold

A man is in no danger so long as he talks his love; but to write it is to impale himself on his own pothooks.

Douglas William Jerrold

Malice blunts the point of wit.

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Wishes, at least, are the easy pleasures of the poor.

Douglas William Jerrold

Literature, like a gypsy, to be picturesque, should be a little ragged.

Douglas William Jerrold

Even the worse of jobs has their pleasures, if I were a grave digger or a hangmen, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Douglas William Jerrold

Jewels! It's my belief that when woman was made, jewels were invented only to make her the more mischievous.

Douglas William Jerrold

Quality, not quantity, is my measure.

Douglas William Jerrold

Self-defense is the clearest of all laws; and for this reason - the lawyers didn't make it.

Douglas William Jerrold

I would like to have a second chance at my first love.

Douglas William Jerrold

Man owes two solemn debts--one to society, and one to-nature. It is only when he pays the second that he covers the first.

Douglas William Jerrold

A man, so to speak, who is not able to bow to his own conscience every morning is hardly in a condition to respectfully salute the world at any other time of the day.

Douglas William Jerrold

The language of women should be luminous, but not voluminous.

Douglas William Jerrold

What a fine-looking thing is war! Yet, dress it as we may, dress and feather it, daub it with gold, huzza it, and sing swaggering songs about it,--what is it, nine times out of ten, but murder in uniform!

Douglas William Jerrold

A creature undefiled by the taint of the world, unvexed by its injustice, unwearied by its hollow pleasures; a being fresh from the source of light, with something of its universal lustre in it. If childhood be this, how holy the duty to see that in its onward growth it shall be no other!

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