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Franklin P. Jones quotes page 1

1908 - 1980, Philadelphia reporter and humorist

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwile.
Franklin P. Jones

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a
stranger.
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The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far
to walk back.
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The most efficient labor-saving device is still money.
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The only problem with having nothing to do is you can't stop and rest.
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Nothing produces such odd results as trying to get even.
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When you get something for nothing, you just haven't been billed for it yet.
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Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it
again.
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Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
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Tact is the ability to stay in the middle without getting caught there.
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You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
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Forgive your enemies if you can't get back at them any other way.
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All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some
day.
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An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief.
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It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.
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The easiest way to solve a problem is to pick an easy one.
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Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.
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Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in
next.
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The conscience is a small, still voice that makes minority reports.
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He who hesitates is interrupted.
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You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech.
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Anybody who's walking on clouds is apt to be carried away.
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Perhaps the angels who fear to tread where fools rush in used to be fools who rushed in.
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What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don't want to discourage it
completely.
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You never realize what a good memory you have until you try to forget something.
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Silence gives consent, or a horrible feeling that nobody's listening.
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One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody's listening.
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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.
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The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
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Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.
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If anything is worth doing, it is worth telling someone how to do it well.
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Anybody who profits from the experience of others probably writes biographies.
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A bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist.
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Patience often gets the credit that belongs to fatigue.
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Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing up, a sound set of values
- and witnesses.
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One thing about experience is that when you don't have very much you're apt to get a lot.
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Mincing your words makes it easier if you have to eat them later.
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