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27 Famous Quotes by Douglas Jerrold
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The life of the husbandman,--a life led by the bounty of earth and sweetened by the airs of heaven.

Agriculture Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Jerrold's Wit--The Husbandman's Life

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The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Occupations Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Jerrold's Wit--Ugly Trades

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That man is thought a dangerous knave, Or zealot plotting crime, Who for advancement of his kind Is wiser than his time.

Reputation Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Specimens of Jerrold's Wit--Reputations

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Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.

Luck Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Jerrold's Wit--Meeting Trouble Half-Way

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Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.

Agriculture Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: A Land of Plenty

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He who owns the soil, owns up to the sky. [Lat., Cujus est solum, ejus est usque ad coelum.]

Agriculture Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: A Land of Plenty

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He is one of those wise philanthropists who, in a time of famine, would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks.

Voting Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Douglas Jerrold's Wit

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Don't buy a single vote more than necessary.

Voting Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Douglas Jerrold's Wit

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Treason is like diamonds; there is nothing to be made by the small trader

Betrayal Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold

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He is one of those wise philanthropists who, in a time of famine, would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks.

Philanthropy Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Douglas Jerrold's Wit

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As for the brandy, "nothing extenuate"; and the water, put nought in in malice.

Liquor Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Jerrold's Wit--Shakespeare Grog

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Dogmation is puppyism come to its full growth.

Opinion Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Man Made of Money, in the "Wit and Opinions of Jerrold", p. 28

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After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.

Apparel Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: A Wedding-Gown--Jerrold's Wit

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A sermon on a hat: "'The hat, my boy, the hat, whatever it may be, is in itself nothing--makes nothing, goes for nothing; but, be sure of it, everything is life depends upon the cock of the hat.' For how many men--we put it to your own experience, reader--have made their way through the thronging crowds that beset fortune, not by the innate worth and excellence of their hats, but simply, as Sampson Piebald has it, by 'the cock of their hats'? The cock's all."

Hatters Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: The Romance of a Keyhole (ch. III)

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A pill that the present moment is daily bread to thousands.

Medicine Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: The Catspaw (act I, sc. I)

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I hope that no American . . . will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.

Voting Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Douglas Jerrold's Wit

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Honest bread is very well--it's the butter that makes the temptation.

Temptation Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: The Catspaw

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Wit, like money, bears an extra value when rung down immediately it is wanted. Men pay severely who require credit.

Wit Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Specimens of Jerrold's Wit--Wit

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If slander be a snake, it is a winged one--it flies as well as creeps.

Slander Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Specimen's of Jerrold's Wit--Slander

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Reputations, like beavers and cloaks, shall last some people twice the time of others.

Reputation Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Specimens of Jerrold's Wit--Reputations

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Talk to him of Jacob's ladder, and he would ask the number of the steps.

Talk Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: A Matter-of-Fact Man

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A strange volume of real life in the daily packet of the postman. Eternal love and instant payment!

Post Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Specimen's of Jerrold's Wit--The Postman's Budget

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A piece of simple goodness--a letter gushing from the heart; a beautiful unstudied vindication of the worth and untiring sweetness of human nature--a record of the invulnerability of man, armed with high purpose, sanctified by truth.

Post Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold , Source: Specimens of Jerrold's Wit--The Postman's Budget

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Love's like the measles, all the worse when it comes late.

Love Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold

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Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together.

Fortune Quotes, by Douglas Jerrold

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