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Finley Peter Dunne
July 10, 1867 - 1936
Nationality: American
Category: Journalist
Subcategory: American Journalist

Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts.


There are no friends at cards or world politics.


The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.


There ain't any news in being good. You might write the doings of all the convents of the world on the back of a postage stamp, and have room to spare.


A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case.


It don't make much difference what you study, so long as you don't like it.


Vice is a creature of such hideous mien... that the more you see it the better you like it.


An appeal is when you ask one court to show it's contempt for another court.


One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need the money the most, are the ones that never have it.


A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.


Don't jump on a man unless he is down.


The world is not growing worse and it is not growing better - it is just turning around as usual.


Trust everybody, but cut the cards.


Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals.


The only good husbands stay bachelors: They're too considerate to get married.


Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.


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