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Ogden Nash Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Ogden Nash.

Too clever is dumb.
- Ogden Nash

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One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence.
- Ogden Nash

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
- Ogden Nash

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

 

The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.
- Ogden Nash

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the wedding cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
- Ogden Nash

The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo,
the other milk.
- Ogden Nash

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The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated
by forces beyond your control.
- Ogden Nash

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
- Ogden Nash

If you don't want to work you have to work to earn
enough money so that you won't have to work.
- Ogden Nash

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
- Ogden Nash

The only people who should really sin are the people who can sin and grin.
- Ogden Nash

Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think
that their children are naive.
- Ogden Nash

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving
them something to ignore.
- Ogden Nash

Professional men, they have no cares;
whatever happens,
they get theirs.
- Ogden Nash

Do you think my mind is maturing late,
or simply rotted early?
- Ogden Nash

Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor.
- Ogden Nash

Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind.
- Ogden Nash

Women would rather be right than reasonable.
- Ogden Nash

Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.
- Ogden Nash

I claim there ain't Another Saint As great as Valentine.
- Ogden Nash

Progress might have been alright once,
but it has gone on too long.
- Ogden Nash

Marriage is the alliance of two people,
one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.
- Ogden Nash

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers,
If I belittle dogs and mothers.
- Ogden Nash

I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.
- Ogden Nash

Commitments the voters don't know about can't hurt you.
- Ogden Nash

There are people who are very resourceful,
at being remorseful, and who apparently feel that the
best way to make friends is to do something terrible and then make amends.
- Ogden Nash

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball,
and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
- Ogden Nash

I do not like to get the news, because there has never
been an era when so many things were going so right
for so many of the wrong persons.
- Ogden Nash

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every
new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
- Ogden Nash

The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance,
yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early,
but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.
- Ogden Nash

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men,
women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
- Ogden Nash

Certainly there are things in life that money can't buy,
but it's very funny - Did you ever try buying then without money?
- Ogden Nash

I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance,
Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.
- Ogden Nash

Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them,
but none are fun when you set about retiring them.
- Ogden Nash

I have an idea that the phrase 'weaker sex' was coined
by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm.
- Ogden Nash

People who have what they want are fond of telling
people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it.
- Ogden Nash

Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday
night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.
- Ogden Nash

Every New Year is the direct descendant,
isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals?
- Ogden Nash

I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.
- Ogden Nash

Every Englishman is convinced of one thing,
viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the
most exclusive club there is.
- Ogden Nash

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

Embrace your uniqueness.
Time is much too short to be
living someone else's life.
- Kobi Yamada

You may be deceived if you trust too much,
but you will live in torment
if you don't trust enough.
- Frank Crane

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
- William Blake

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

During life, none of us is 100% open to Spirit -
we have too much ego to do that.
Only at death do we give up our ego and completely open to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey


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