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

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Too clever is dumb.
- Ogden Nash

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.
- 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

Women would rather be right than reasonable.
- Ogden Nash

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind.
- 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

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

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

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

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

My children have made me more aggressive about the world
that they're about to inhabit.
- Bono

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your children need your presence
more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy


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