Douglas William Jerrold Quotes.
Etiquette has no regard for moral qualities.
He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
Intemperance is the epitome of every crime, the cause of every kind of misery.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.
The sharp employ the sharp.
Man owes two solemn debts–one to society, and one to-nature. It is only when he pays the second that he covers the first.
Fix yourself upon the wealthy. In a word, take this for a golden rule through life: Never, never have a friend that is poorer than yourself.
Some people are so fond of ill luck that they run halfway to meet it.
A blessed companion is a book! A book that, fitly chosen, is a life-long friend. A book вЂ” the unfailing Damon to his loving Pythias. A book that вЂ” at a touch вЂ” pours its heart into our own.
The language of women should be luminous, but not voluminous.
I would like to have a second chance at my first love.
A coquette is like a recruiting sergeant, always on the lookout for fresh victims.
The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
Patience is the strongest of strong drinks; for it kills the giant despair.
Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it’s ten to one if they hang long together.
The surest way to hit a woman’s heart is to take aim kneeling.
If slander be a snake, it is a winged one – it flies as well as creeps.
Not peace at any price! Chains are worse than bayonets.
Rogues are prone to find things before they are lost.
In this world truth can wait; she is used to it.
Religion’s in the heart, not in the knees.
After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.
A man never so beautifully shows his own strength as when he respects a woman’s softness.
Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
Love’s like the measles – all the worse when it comes late in life.
A conservative is a man who will not look at the new moon out of respect for that ‘ancient institution’ the old one.
Love the sea? I dote upon it–from the beach.
Reputations, like beavers and cloaks, shall last some people twice the time of others.
We love peace, but not peace at any price.
The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.