Oliver Herford

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Oliver Herford (1863-12-031935-07-05) was an American humorous poet and illustrator.


  • A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even... without any hope of doing it well.
  • A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often.
  • Age, like distance lends a double charm.
  • Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.
  • Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.
  • If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one; go ahead, get married.
  • Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.
  • Many are called but few get up.
  • Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
  • My wife has a whim of iron.
  • Only the young die good.
  • Tact is to lie about others as you would have them lie about you.
  • The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven't seen the joke yet.
  • There is no time like the pleasant.

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