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Oliver Herford

Oliver Herford (December 3, 1863July 5, 1935) was an American humorous poet and illustrator.

QuotesEdit

  • There is no time like the pleasant.
    • The Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom (1905)
  • Many are called but few get up.
    • The Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom (1905)
  • Diplomacy: Lying in state.
    • The Altogether New Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1907 (1906)


AttributedEdit

  • My wife has a whim of iron.
    • Saturday Review of Literature, Volume 26 (1943), p. 4
  • A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's—she changes it oftener.
    • Saturday Review of Literature, Volume 26 (1943), p. 4
  • Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a person of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment recall.
    • Speaker's Handbook of Epigrams and Witticisms (1955), p. 69
  • Only the young die good.
    • Speaker's Handbook of Epigrams and Witticisms (1955), p. 70
  • Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.
    • Speaker's Handbook of Epigrams and Witticisms (1955), p. 187
  • I don't recall your name, but your manners are familiar.
    • Speaker's Handbook of Epigrams and Witticisms (1955), p. 187
  • Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
    • Ladies' Home Journal, Volume 72 (1955), p. 156
  • Actresses will happen in the best-regulated families.
    • The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations (1986), p. 9
  • Cat: A pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs and patronizes human beings.
    • The Reader's Digest, Volume 121 (1982), p. 118


MisattributedEdit

  • A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.
    • Gilbert Keith Chesterton, as per Mackay's The Harvest of a Quiet Eye, A Selection of Scientific Quotations (1977), p. 34

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