Franklin Pierce Adams

1881 - 1960

A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on elections, men, men and women, people, and women

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on intelligence, politics, and thinking

When the political columnists say 'Every thinking man' they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to 'Every intelligent voter' they mean everybody who is going to vote for them.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

Source: Nods and Becks (1944)

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on country, good, needs, and trouble

There are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on imagination

Having imagination, it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that, if you were unimaginative, would take you only a minute. Or you might not write the paragraph at all.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on good, memory, and responsibility

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on weather

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I am easily influenced. Compared with me a weather vane is Gibraltar.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

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