It isn't how long you stick around but what you put over while you are here.
George Ade (1866 - 1944)
Source: Hand-Made Fables, 1920.
Contributed by: Zaady
Mark Twain on George Ade's writing: I have been reading him [Ade] again, and my admiration overflows all limits. How effortless the limning! It is as if the work did itself, without help of the master's hand.
One man's poison ivy is another man's spinach.
Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.
'But, R-e-m-o-r-s-e! The water-wagon is the place for me; It is no time for mirth and laughter, The cold, gray dawn of the morning after!
Source: The Sultan of Sulu, 1902. Remorse
To insure peace of mind ignore the rules and regulations.
Draw your salary before spending it.
Source: Forty Modern Fables, 1901. The People's Choice
The time to enjoy a European tour is about three weeks after you unpack.
Source: Forty Modern Fables, 1901. The Old-Time Pedagogue
In uplifting, get underneath.
Source: Fables in Slang, 1899. The Good Fairy
For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
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