Quotes by Franklin P. Jones – 1887 to 1929

A fanatic is one who sticks to his guns whether they’re loaded or not.

All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some day.

An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.

Anybody who finds it easy to make money on the horses is probably in the dog food business.

Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.

Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next.

Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.

It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.

It’s the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon; which raises the fear that it may not be long before we’re paying somebody not to.

Love doesn’t make the word go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Ninety-eight percent of American homes have TV sets, which means the people in the other 2% have to generate their own sex and violence.

Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values – and witnesses.

Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbour’s noisy party than being there.

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.

One trouble with developing speed reading skills is that by the time you realize a book is boring you’ve already finished it.

Originality is the art of concealing your source.

Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.

Sex is a two-way treat.

The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm, even when there is no crisis.

The easiest way to solve a problem is to pick an easy one.

The most efficient labour-saving device is still money.

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.

What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don’t want to discourage it completely.

When you get something for nothing, you just haven’t been billed for it yet.

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.

You never realize what a good memory you have until you try to forget something.

You’re an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech.


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