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Finley Peter Dunne
Finley Peter Dunne
(1867 - 1936)
American author, writer and humorist.
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Many a man that couldn't direct ye to th' drug store on th' corner when he was thirty will get a respectful hearin' when age has further impaired his mind.
- Finley Peter Dunne | Aging and Old Age Quotes
I see gr-reat changes takin' place ivry day, but no change at all ivry fifty years.
- Finley Peter Dunne | Change and Transience Quotes
You can lead a man up to the university, but you can't make him think.
- Finley Peter Dunne | Education Quotes
It is more comfortable to feel that we are a slight improvement on a monkey than such a fallin' off fr'm th' angels.
- Finley Peter Dunne | Homo Sapiens Quotes
No matter whether the Constitution follows the flag or not, the Supreme Court follows the election returns.
- Finley Peter Dunne | Law and Lawyers Quotes
An appeal is when ye ask wan court to show its contempt for another court.
- Finley Peter Dunne | Law and Lawyers Quotes
What is instinct? It is the natural tendency in one when filled with dismay to turn to his wife.
- Finley Peter Dunne | Marriage Quotes
A man's idee in a card game is war- crool, devastatin' and pitiless. A lady's idee iv it is a combynation iv larceny, embezzlement an' burglary.
- Finley Peter Dunne | Men and Women Quotes
Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
- Finley Peter Dunne | Newspapers and Journalism Quotes
Whin a man gets to be my age, he ducks political meetin's, an' reads th' papers an' weighs th' ividence an' th' argymints - pro-argymints an' con-argymints, an' makes up his mind ca'mly, an' votes th' Dimmycratic Ticket.
- Finley Peter Dunne | Politicians Quotes
Th' prisidincy is th' highest office in th' gift iv th people. Th' vice-prisidincy is th' next highest an' the lowest. It isn't a crime exactly. Ye can't be sint to jail f r it, but it's a kind iv a disgrace.
- Finley Peter Dunne | The Presidency Quotes
The time is comin' whin not more thin hath iv us'll be rale, an' th' rest'll be rubber, (plastic!)
- Finley Peter Dunne | Reason Quotes
A firm belief atthracts facts. They come out iv holes in the ground an' cracks in th' wall to support belief, but they run away fr'm doubt.
- Finley Peter Dunne | Religion Quotes
Vice goes a long way tow'rd makin' life bearable. A little vice now an' thin is relished by th' best iv men.
- Finley Peter Dunne | Vice Quotes
Opportunity knocks at every man's door once. On some men's door it hammers till it breaks down the door and then it goes in and wakes him up if he's asleep, and ever afterward it works for him as a night watchman.
- Finley Peter Dunne | Opportunities Quotes


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