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As soon as she gets her divorce one of us is going to marry her.
by Richard H. Davis

As soon as she gets her divorce one of us is going to marry her.
We don't know which.
She is about as beautiful a woman as I ever saw,
and very witty and well-informed, but it would cost
a good deal to keep her in diamonds.
- Richard H. Davis

I knew more about Texas than the Texans and when they
told me I would find summer here I smiled knowingly.
- Richard H. Davis

Creede is built of new pine boards and lies between
two immense mountains covered with pines and snow.
- Richard H. Davis

As soon as I landed at Malta I found that though I
could go to Tunis I could not go away without being
quarantined for ten days and if I remained in Malta I must stay a week.
- Richard H. Davis

 

Wednesday a junior came to me, and told me I was to
be hazed as I left the Opera House Friday night.
- Richard H. Davis

I went out to the Derby on Wednesday and think it is
the most interesting thing I ever saw over here.
- Richard H. Davis

Morocco as it is is a very fine place spoiled by civilization.
- Richard H. Davis

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The more I thought of the McClure offer the less I thought of it.
So I told him last night I was satisfied where I was,
and that the $75 he offered me was no inducement.
- Richard H. Davis

Anything as good and true as that moral cannot be new at this late date.
- Richard H. Davis

I wish I was not such a very bad hand at languages.
That is one thing I cannot do, that and ride.
- Richard H. Davis

I have just come from a couple of raids,
where we had a very lively time, and some of them had to pull their guns.
I found it necessary to punch a few sports myself.
- Richard H. Davis

The old sergeant from headquarters treats me like a
son and takes the greatest pride in whatever I do or write.
He regularly assigns me now to certain doors,
and I always obey orders like the little gentleman that I am.
- Richard H. Davis

It has pleased and interested me to see how I could
get along under difficult circumstances and with so
much discomfort but as I say I was not sent out here
to improve my temper or my health or to make me more
content with my good things in the East.
- Richard H. Davis

I am now in Gibraltar.
It is a large place and there does not seem to be room in this letter,
in which to express my feelings about Moors in bare
legs and six thousand Red-coats and to hear Englishmen speak again.
- Richard H. Davis

All the fascination of King Solomon's Mines seems to
be behind those great mountains and this I may add
is a bit of advance work for mother,
an entering wedge to my disappearing from sight for
years and years in the Congo.
- Richard H. Davis

To-night I am going to take a party to the headquarters of the fire department,
where I have a cinch on the captain,
a very nice fellow,
who is unusually grateful for something I wrote about him and his men.
They are going to do the Still Alarm act for me.
- Richard H. Davis

You see, I'd not a very good place here;
the fellows looked on me as a sort of special object of ridicule,
on account of the hat and cane, walk,
and so on, though I thought I'd got over that by this time.
- Richard H. Davis

Of course, the idea of a six months' holiday is enough
to make anyone laugh at anything,
but I find that besides that I was a good deal harassed and run down,
and I am glad to cut off from everything and start fresh.
I feel miserably selfish about it all the time.
- Richard H. Davis

Portugal is a high hill with a white watch tower on it flying signal flags.
It is apparently inhabited by one man who lives in
a long row of yellow houses with red roofs,
and populated by sheep who do grand acts of balancing on the side of the hill.
- Richard H. Davis

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

As soon as there is life there is danger.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
- Albert Einstein

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous

As soon as someone is identified as an unsung hero,
he no longer is.
- George Carlin

I am but a grain of sand on the beach of life.
My footprints in the sands of time soon wash away.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

I'd just as soon stay home and raise babies.
- June Allyson

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
- John Cage

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench
the fire of love with words.
- William Shakespeare

Truth is by nature self-evident.
As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance
that surround it, it shines clear.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

Some people will never learn anything,
for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
- Alexander Pope

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty,
dies.
- John Donne

A fool and his money are soon elected.
- Will Rogers

I made my money by selling too soon.
- Bernard Baruch

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

Birds are indicators of the environment.
If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
- Roger Tory Peterson

A fool and his money are soon parted.
- Thomas Tusser

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will,
they soon become inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

That is why, as soon as I felt a real attraction for
my first passion which was the motorcycle,
and in spite of the danger it could represent,
they encouraged me.
- Jacky Ickx

We are already too dependent on gambling revenue.
If we continue, we will soon be owned by them.
- Donald L. Carcieri

There's one more terrifying fact about old people:
I'm going to be one soon.
- P. J. O'Rourke

You can finish school as soon as you finish the GCSE's.
- Tom Felton

Diplomats are useful only in fair weather.
As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.
- Charles de Gaulle

Without the meditative background that is criticism,
works become isolated gestures, historical accidents,
soon forgotten.
- Milan Kundera

Every one soon or late comes round by Rome.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

In this atmosphere I soon became interested in nucleic acids.
- Frederick Sanger

Why are people saying it's too soon? Like the people on that flight,
we need to agree about what to do about terrorism.
And I think we need to have that conversation now.
- Paul Greengrass

In the absence of a magnetic field the period of all
these oscillations is the same.
But as soon as the electron is exposed to the effect of a magnetic field,
its motion changes.
- Pieter Zeeman

I'm currently doing Undeclared an American TV show set in a college.
It just got aired and got massive ratings so hopefully
that'll screen in the UK soon.
- Charlie Hunnam

I'm a very obsessive type.
If I do get into it, I'll soon be there 12 hours a day.
I just don't want to do that.
- Yoko Ono

The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction)
is that soon there will be more writers than readers.
- Jacques Barzun

I went to my room and packed a change of clothes,
got my banjo, and started walking down the road.
Soon I found myself on the open highway headed east.
- Burl Ives

Doing the show was like painting the George Washington Bridge.
As soon as you finished one end, you started right in on the other.
- Jack Paar

Ergo, because of the money problem, it is probable
that our orchestras will soon go down in quality.
- Lara St.
John

Our people were very restive, saying that they could
not sit under that notice,
and that if the National Board did not call them out
soon they would go out of themselves.
- Rose Schneiderman

With God's help and guidance, we shall soon see the
end of this most unpleasant chapter in our history.
- John Agyekum Kufuor


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