Don Marquis

1878 - 1937

A Quote by Don Marquis on experience and optimism

An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Don Marquis on earth and pity

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Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Don Marquis on art and procrastination

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Don Marquis on people, rest, success, and world

Successful people are the ones who can think up stuff for the rest of the world to keep busy at.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Don Marquis on people, rest, success, and world

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

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Don Marquis on accidents

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 (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Don Marquis

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

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A Quote by Don Marquis on food and wonder

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 (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Don Marquis on thought, time, and trouble

There is always a comforting thought in time of trouble when it is not our trouble.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Don Marquis on control, good, honesty, and profit

Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control. If you are not honest at all everybody hates you, and if you are absolutely honest you get martyred.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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