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
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.
After being turned down by numerous publishers, he decided to write for posterity.
Source: Said of ‘main Bohemian,’in "Fables in Slang," The Fable of the Bohemian who had Hard Luck, 1899.
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