Don Marquis Quotes

Inspirational quotes by Don Marquis

If a child shows himself to be incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity marry, and perpetuate his kind.
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
A pessimist is a person who has to listen to too many optimists.
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Man cannot be uplifted he must be seduced into virtue.
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

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Percy Bysshe Shelley Poem
An Allegory
 by Percy Bysshe Shelley

A portal as of shadowy adamant
Stands yawning on the highway of the life
Which we all tread, a cavern huge and gaunt;
Around it rages an unceasing strife
Of shadows, like the restless clouds that haunt
The gap of some cleft mountain, lifted high
Into the whirlwinds of the upper sky.

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