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1868 - 1930, Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard, American humorist and cartoonist

Everything comes to him who waits, except a loaned book.
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There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you
about it?
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A good listener is usually thinking of something else.
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Being an optimist after you've got everything you want doesn't count.
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If you haven't seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven't seen her smile her prettiest.
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Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't
start a conversation.
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Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.
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Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.
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Man's greatest blunder has been in trying to make peace with the skies instead of with his
neighbors.
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If capital and labor ever do get together it's good night for the rest of us.
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Flattery won't hurt you if you don't swallow it.
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Some people are so sensitive that they feel snubbed if an epidemic overlooks them.
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We'd all like t'vote fer th'best man, but he's never a candidate.
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In spite of all our speeding it's still the style to be late.
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It used to be that a fellow went on the police force when everything else failed, but today he
goes in the advertising game.
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The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.
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A never-failing way to get rid of a fellow is to tell him something for his own good.
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It's pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.
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A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends.
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One of the commonest mistakes is thinking your worries are over when your children get
married.
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The only time some fellows are ever seen with their wives is after they've been indicted.
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Listening is the only way to entertain some folks.
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Fun is like life insurance - the older you get, the more it costs.
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One of the commonest ailments of the present day is premature formation of an opinion.
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Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable.
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Every time I read where some woman gave a short talk I wonder how she stopped.
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The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin
you.
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Bees are not as busy as we think they are. They just can't buzz any slower.
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A sympathizer is a fellow that's for you as long as it doesn't cost anything.
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When you consider what a chance women have to poison their husbands, it's a wonder there
isn't more of it done.
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There are two ways to handle a woman, and nobody knows either of them.
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Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.
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Washing your car and polishing it all up is a never failing sign of rain.
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Come good times or bad, there is always a market for things nobody needs.
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Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.
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Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
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Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.
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It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.
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