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Frederick Marryat Quotes

Every man paddles his own canoe.
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It's just six of one and half-a-dozen of the other.

— Frederick Marryat

If I cannot narrate a life of adventurous and daring exploits, fortunately I have no heavy crimes to confess: and, if I do not rise in the estimation of the reader for acts of gallantry and devotion in my country's cause, at least I may claim the merit of zealous and persevering continuance in my vocation. We are all of us variously gifted from Above, and he who is content to walk, instead of to run, on his allotted path through life, although he may not so rapidly attain the goal, has the advantage of not being out of breath upon his arrival.

— Frederick Marryat

But what was most remarkable, Broadway being three miles long, and the booths lining each side of it, in every booth there was a roast pig, large or small, as the centre attraction. Six miles of roast pig! And that in New York City alone; and roast pig in every other city, town, hamlet, and village in the Union. What association can there be between roast pig and independence?

— Frederick Marryat

All lies, white or black, disgrace a gentleman, although I grant there is a difference: to say the least of it, it is a dangerous habit, for white lies are but the gentleman ushers to black ones.

— Frederick Marryat

There's no getting blood out of a turnip.

— Frederick Marryat

White lies are ushers to black ones.

— Frederick Marryat

Every man paddles his own canoe.

— Frederick Marryat

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