Quotes by Douglas William Jerrold

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Douglas William Jerrold (January 3, 1803 - June 8, 1857), was an English dramatist and writer.

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The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.

Religion is in the heart, not in the knees.
The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.
There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body.
Not peace at any price! Chains are worse than bayonets.
In this world truth can wait; she is used to it.
Treason is like diamonds; there is nothing to be made by the small trader.
Love's like the measles; all the worse when it comes late in life.
Some people are so fond of bad luck they run half way to meet it.
Marriage is like wine. It is not properly judged until the second glass.
He is one of those wise philanthropists who, in a time of famine, would vote for nothing, but a supply of toothpicks.
Even the worse of jobs has their pleasures, if I were a grave digger or a hangmen, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
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.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens.
Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together.
The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.

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