Charles Dudley Warner Quotes

A cynic might suggest as the motto of modern life this simple legend – ‘Just as good as the real.’

Public opinion is stronger than the legislature, and nearly as strong as the ten commandments.

People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception.

I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.

Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.

We are half ruined by conformity, but we should be wholly ruined without it.

The thing generally raised on city land is taxes.

A boy has a natural genius for combining business with pleasure.

One of the best things in the world to be is a boy; it requires no experience, but needs some practice to be a good one.

If there was any petting to be done, he chose to do it. Often he would sit looking at me, and then, moved by a delicate affection, come and pull at my coat and sleeve until he could touch my face with his nose, and then go away contented.