40 Mind-Blowing Quotes By Finley Peter Dunne That Are Rib-Tickling
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Finley Peter Dunne was a popular American writer and humorist renowned for his ‘Mr. Dooley’ sketches. After completing his studies he started covering sports and police courts for various newspapers which helped him get a job as a city editor for a local newspaper at a young age of 21. There he worked for a few years serving various positions and then he got a job with the ‘Evening Post’. During this period, he met Mary Ives Abbott, a prominent book reviewer who acknowledged his talent and became his mentor. She encouraged him to come up with his first sketch called ‘Post’. This gave birth to his most cherished character called ‘Mr. Martin Dooley’. This character was the protagonist of his sketches and aimed at criticizing current issues. It criticized various political and society norms and soon became popular among the masses. The popularity of his sketches could be measured by the fact that they were read every week in the cabinet meetings that took place at the White House. We have excerpted some famous quotations and thoughts by the celebrated humorist who grabbed the attention of his readers by his unceasing humor and eloquent commentary on current and social events. Presenting the compilation of popular quotes and thoughts by Finley Peter Dunne.
Trust everybody, but always cut the cards. Stories are meant to comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable. The world is not growing worse and it is not growing better -- it is just turning around as usual. Th' first thing to have in a libry is a shelf.
Fr'm time to time this can be decorated with lithrachure.
But th' shelf is th' main thing. A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case. Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts. The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here. Trust everybody, but cut the cards. The Puritans gave thanks for being preserved from the Indians, and we give thanks for being preserved from the Puritans. The only good husbands stay bachelors: They're too considerate to get married. There ain't any news in being good. You might write the doings of all the convents of the world on the back of a postage stamp, and have room to spare. Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals. There are no friends at cards or world politics. I wonder why you can always read a doctor's bill and you can never read his prescription. A game you play with your own worst enemy-yourself. Meditation is a gift confined to unknown philosophers and cows. Others don't begin to think till they begin to talk or write. Vice goes along way towards making life bearable. A little vice now and then is relished by the best of men. No matter whether the Constitution follows the flag or not, the Supreme Court follows the election returns. When 'tis an aven thing in th' prayin', may th' best man win ... an' th' best man will win. Work is work if you're paid to do it, and it's a pleasure if you pay to be allowed to do it. Drink never made a man better, but it has made many a man think he was better. A man that'd expict to thrain lobsters to fly in a year is called a loonytic; but a man that thinks men can be tur-rned into angels by an iliction is called a rayformer an' remains at large. A man never becomes an orator if he has anything to say. The American nation in the sixth ward is a fine people; they love the eagle - on the back of a dollar. The last man that makes a joke owns it. A Mormon is a man that has the bad taste and the religion to do what a good many other people are restrained from doing by conscientious scruples and the police. Even an Englishman was niver improved by bein' blown up. Th' dead ar-re always pop'lar. I knowed a society wanst to vote a monyment to a man an' refuse to help his fam'ly, all in wan night. Many a man that couldn't direct ye to th' drug store on th' corner when he was thirty will get a respectful hearin' when age has further impaired his mind. It [Thanksgiving] was founded by the Puritans to give thanks for bein' preserved from the Indians, an' we keep it to give thanks we are preserved from the Puritans. If a man is wise, he gets rich an' if he gets rich, he gets foolish, or his wife does. That's what keeps the money movin' around. Continued focus on (employee) turnover is of critical importance, because of the direct relation of turnover to improvements in labor costs and guest satisfaction. Viceis a creature of such heejous mienthat th' more ye see it th' betther ye like it.
If ye live enough befure thirty ye won't care to live at all afther fifty.
An appeal is when you ask one court to show its contempt for another court.
Vice is a creature of such hideous mien... that the more you see it the better you like it.
One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need the money the most, are the ones that never have it.
A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.
It don't make much difference what you study, so long as you don't like it. Don't jump on a man unless he is down.