Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive.
Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)
Contributed by: Zaady
Discretion is the better part of virtue, Commitments the voters don't know about can't hurt you.
Source: The Old Dog Barks Backwards, 1972, Political Reflection
Dogs display reluctance and wrath If you try to give them a bath. They bury bones in hideaways And half the time they trot sideaways.
Source: I’m a Stranger Here Myself, 1938, An Introduction to Dogs, st. 4
A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
Source: The Private Dining Room, 1953. A Dog's Best Friend Is His Illiteracy
One would be in less danger From the wiles of the stranger If one's own kin and kith Were more fun to be with.
Source: Hard Lines,1931, Family Court
An occasional lucky guess as to what makes a wife tick is the best a man can hope for, Even then, no sooner has he learned how to cope with the tick than she tocks.
Source: Marriage Lines, 1964.
There are two kinds of people who blow through life like a breeze, And one kind is gossipers, and the other kind is gossipees.
Source: I’m a Stranger Her Myself, 1938, I Have It on Good Authority
Bankers Are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer
Source: I’m a Stranger Here Myself, 1938, Title of poem
I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Indeed, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all.
Source: Happy Days, 1933, Song of the Open Road
When I remember bygone days I think how evening follows morn So many I loved were not yet dead, So many I love were not yet born.
Source: Versus, I949. The Middle
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