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Christopher Morley Quotes

Words are a commodity in which there is never any slump.
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Mr. Gilbert had the earnest mania for self-improvement which has blighted the lives of so many young men.

— Christopher Morley

Human beings pay very little attention to what is told them unless they know something about it already.

— Christopher Morley

Laughter and prayer are the two noblest habits of man; they mark us off from the brutes.

— Christopher Morley

It always seemed to me that [Henry James] had a kind of rush of words to the head and never stopped to sort them out properly.

— Christopher Morley

There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.

— Christopher Morley

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.

— Christopher Morley

It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature.

— Christopher Morley

Men talk of "finding God," but no wonder it is difficult; He is hidden in that darkest hiding-place, your heart. You yourself are a part of Him.

— Christopher Morley

Truth, like milk, arrives in the dark But even so, wise dogs don't bark. Only mongrels make it hard For the milkman to come up the yard.

— Christopher Morley

The evening papers print what they do and get away with it because by afternoon the human mind is ruined anyhow.

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There is an innate decorum in man, and it is not fair to thrust Truth upon people when they don't expect it. Only the very generous are ready for Truth impromptu.

— Christopher Morley

The unluckiest insolvent in the world is the man whose expenditure of speech is too great for his income of ideas.

— Christopher Morley

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