John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
George Bernard Shaw. (18561950) 8108
A great devotee of the Gospel of Getting On.
Mrs. Warrens Profession. 8109
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
Man and Superman. Act i. 8110
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
Man and Superman. Act i. 8111
You think that you are Anns suitor; that you are the pursuer and she the pursued; that it is your part to woo, to persuade, to prevail, to overcome. Fool: it is you who are the pursued, the marked-down quarry, the destined prey.
Man and Superman. Act. ii. 8112
Marry Ann and at the end of a week you ll find no more inspiration in her than in a plate of muffins.
Man and Superman. Act. ii. 8113
Kings are not born: they are made by universal hallucination.
The Revolutionists Handbook.
Benjamin Franklin King, Jr. (18571894) 8114
If I should die to-night 1 And you should come in deepest grief and woe And say:Heres that ten dollars that I owe, I might arise in my large white cravat And say, Whats that?
If I should die. 8115
Nothing to do but work, Nothing to eat but food, Nothing to wear but clothes To keep one from going nude.
Note 1. Parody on: If I should die to-night, My friends would look upon my quiet face Before they laid it in its resting-place, And deem that death had left it almost fair. Belle E. Smith. [ back]