Franklin Pierce Adams

1881 - 1960

A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on information

I find that a great part of the information I have, was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on age, death, discovery, and golf

Years ago we discovered the exact point the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

Source: Nods and Becks, 1944.

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on belief, conviction, country, experience, people, politicians, time, and trouble

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on crime, prohibition, vices, and worth

Prohibition is an awful flop. We like it. It can't stop what it's meant to stop. We like it. It's left a trail of graft and slime It don't prohibit worth a dime It's filled our land with vice and crime, Nevertheless, we're for it.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

Source: the New York World, following release of the report of the Wickersham Commission , 1931

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on fiction

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The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

Source: The Cynic's Lexicon, ed. Jonathan Green, 1984.

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on birds, brevity, chance, play, poetry, trouble, and words

These are the saddest of possible words, Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance. Trio of Bear Cubs fleeter than birds, Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance. Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble, Making a Giant hit into a double, Words that are weighty with nothing but trouble, Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance. This brief poem, immortalized the Chicago Cubs' double-play combination: Shortstop Joe Tinker, second baseman Johnny Evers, and first baseman Frank Chance.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

Source: "Baseball's Sad Lexicon," appeared in the New York Evening Mail on July 7, 1910

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on forgiveness

To err is human; to forgive, infrequent.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on confidence and listening

Ninety-two percent of the stuff told you in confidence you couldn't get anyone else to listen to.

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on change, country, day, fate, heart, poverty, and slavery

The rich man has his motorcar, His country and his town estate, He smokes a fifty-cent cigar And jeers at Fate. He frivols through the livelong day, He knows not Poverty, her pinch. His lot seems light, his heart seems gay; He has a cinch. Yet though my lamp burns low and dim, Though I must slave for livelihood- Think you that I would change with him? You bet I would!

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on business

You never know what you can do without until you try. In Quotable Business, ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

Source: Quotable Business, ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.

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