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
Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
Last night at twelve I felt immense But now I feel like thirty cents.
Source: The Sultan of Sulu, 1902. Remorse
She was short on intellect, but long on shape.
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!
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
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