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Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
by Kin Hubbard

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

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The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.
- Kin Hubbard

No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish.
- Kin Hubbard

We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
- Kin Hubbard

 

Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home.
- Kin Hubbard

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
- Kin Hubbard

A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not
carving the turkey in the kitchen.
- Kin Hubbard

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Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught.
- Kin Hubbard

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over
once and put it in your pocket.
- Kin Hubbard

After a fellow gets famous it doesn't take long for
someone to bob up that used to sit by him in school.
- Kin Hubbard

There is nothing so aggravating as a fresh boy who
is too old to ignore and too young to kick.
- Kin Hubbard

It ain't a bad plan to keep still occasionally even
when you know what you're talking about.
- Kin Hubbard

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
- Kin Hubbard

It's what a fellow thinks he knows that hurts him.
- Kin Hubbard

All the world loves a good loser.
- Kin Hubbard

Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty,
while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.
- Kin Hubbard

Bargain...
anything a customer thinks a store is losing money on.
- Kin Hubbard

Being an optimist after you've got everything you want doesn't count.
- Kin Hubbard

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
- Kin Hubbard

Listening is the only way to entertain some folks.
- Kin Hubbard

Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt.
- Kin Hubbard

I don't look for much to come out of government ownership
as long as we have Democrats and Republicans.
- Kin Hubbard

Fun is like life insurance; the older you get,
the more it costs.
- Kin Hubbard

If some people didn't tell you, you'd never know they'd been away on a vacation.
- Kin Hubbard

Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable.
- Kin Hubbard

Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.
- Kin Hubbard

Of all the home remedies, a good wife is best.
- Kin Hubbard

Universal peace sounds ridiculous to the head of an average family.
- Kin Hubbard

Nobody kicks on being interrupted if it's by applause.
- Kin Hubbard

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing,"
it's the money.
- Kin Hubbard

It used to be that a fellow went on the police force
when everything else failed,
but today he goes in the advertising game.
- Kin Hubbard

The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either
a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
- Kin Hubbard

If there's anything a public servant hates to do it's
something for the public.
- Kin Hubbard

A good listener is usually thinking about something else.
- Kin Hubbard

Men are not punished for their for sins,
but by them.
- Kin Hubbard

A loafer always has the correct time.
- Kin Hubbard

No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone,
any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
- Kin Hubbard

There's no secret about success.
Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?
- Kin Hubbard

A grouch escapes so many little annoyances that it almost pays to be one.
- Kin Hubbard

If you haven't seen your wife smile at a traffic cop,
you haven't seen her smile her prettiest.
- Kin Hubbard

The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more.
- Kin Hubbard

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
There is no defeat except from within,
no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.
- Kin Hubbard

It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the
meek can keep the earth once they inherit it.
- Kin Hubbard

It's the good loser who finally loses out.
- Kin Hubbard

Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper.
- Kin Hubbard

Nobody ever grew despondent looking for trouble.
- Kin Hubbard

Peace has its victories no less than war,
but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.
- Kin Hubbard

It isn't enough for you to love money -
it's also necessary that money should love you.
- Kin Hubbard

Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up
and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.
- Kin Hubbard

Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.
- Kin Hubbard

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness;
poverty and wealth have both failed.
- Kin Hubbard

Nothing is as irritating as the fellow who chats pleasantly
while he's overcharging you.
- Kin Hubbard

Nobody works as hard for his money as the man who marries it.
- Kin Hubbard

Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.
- Kin Hubbard

The worst feature of a new baby is its mother's singing.
- Kin Hubbard

Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.
- Kin Hubbard

An optimist is a fellow who believes what's going to be will be postponed.
- Kin Hubbard

The world gels better every day - then worse again in the evening.
- Kin Hubbard

The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.
- Kin Hubbard

A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that
it can't buzz any slower.
- Kin Hubbard

I'll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it,
and that's more than I can say for prosperity.
- Kin Hubbard

There are two ways to handle a woman,
and nobody knows either of them.
- Kin Hubbard

Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.
- Kin Hubbard

Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.
- Kin Hubbard

If capital and labor ever do get together it's good
night for the rest of us.
- Kin Hubbard

As to those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in God's path,
give them, then, the tidings of a painful agony:
on a day when these things shall be heated in hell-fire,
and their foreheads, and their sides,
and their backs shall be branded therewith.
- Kin Hubbard

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
- Kyle Chandler

How strange that nature does not knock,
and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London


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