O. Henry Quotes

It was beautiful and simple, as truly great swindles are.

Well, little old Noisyville-on-the-Subway is good enough for me.

What else can you expect from a town that’s shut off from the world by the ocean on one side and New Jersey on the other?

You can’t appreciate home till you’ve left it, money till it’s spent, your wife until she’s joined a woman’s club, nor Old Glory till you see it hanging on a broomstick on a shanty of a consul in a foreign town.

She would have made a splendid wife, for crying only made her eyes more bright and tender.

The teachings of your parents may not keep alive your New England conscience; but if you sit on a straight-back chair and repeat the words “prisms and pilgrims” forty times the devil will flee from you.

The magi, as you know, were wise men – wonderfuly wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents.

Cases were decided in the chambers of a six-shooter instead of a supreme court.

Be bold; everywhere be bold, but be not bowled over.

The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.