Don Marquis Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old don marquis quotes, don marquis sayings, and don marquis proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.     

Don Marquis

A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't?     

Don Marquis

Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint     

Don Marquis

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: Whose?     

Don Marquis

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday     

Don Marquis

A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country.     

Don Marquis

Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.     

Don Marquis

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.     

Don Marquis

By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing.     

Don Marquis

Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.     

Don Marquis

An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it.     

Don Marquis

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.     

Don Marquis

A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.     

Don Marquis

Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.     

Don Marquis

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.     

Don Marquis

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.     

Don Marquis

Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.     

Don Marquis

It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.     

Don Marquis

He is so unlucky that he runs into accidents which start out to happen to somebody else.     

Don Marquis

The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram.     

Don Marquis

A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.     

Don Marquis

A fierce unrest seethes at the core, of all existing things:, it was the eager wish to soar, that gave the gods their wings.      

Don Marquis

As the skull of the man grows broader, so do his creeds. And his gods they are shaped in his image and mirror his needs. And he clothes them with thunders and beauty, He clothes them with music and fire, Seeing not, as he bows by their altars, That he worships his own desire.     

Don Marquis

An old stomach reforms more whiskey drinkers than a new resolve.     

Don Marquis

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.     

Don Marquis

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'      

Don Marquis

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.     

Don Marquis