Don Marquis

1878 - 1937

A Quote by Don Marquis on business and punctuality

Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Don Marquis on prohibition

Prohibition makes you want to cry in your beer, and denies you the beer to cry into.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Don Marquis on cities, country, and hell

He worked like hell in the country so he could live in the city, where he worked like hell so he could live in the country.

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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A Quote by Don Marquis on love

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I love you as New Englanders love pie!

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

Source: Sonnetes to a Red Haired Lady, 1952

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A Quote by Don Marquis on belief, ideas, people, and responsibility

An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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