Tuesday, April 3, 2007

The Hard Truth

A selection of quotes from Frank McKinney Hubbard (1968 - 1930), an American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist better known by his pen name "Kin" Hubbard:

  • A good listener is usually thinking about something else.
  • Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.
  • We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate
  • When a fellow says, "It isn't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.
  • Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.
  • Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
  • No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish.
  • Nothing is as irritating as the fellow who chats pleasantly while he's overcharging you.
  • So far I haven't heard of anybody who wants to stop living on account of the cost.
  • There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?

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