George Ade


American Humorist, Dramatist, Author

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'But, R-e-m-o-r-s-e! The water-wagon is the place for me; It is no time for mirth and laughter, The cold, gray dawn of the morning after!

Life is a series of relapses and recoveries.

To insure peace of mind ignore the rules and regulations.

Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.

Mark Twain on 's writing: I have been reading him [Ade] again, and my admiration overflows all limits. How effortless the limning! It is as if the work did itself, without help of the master's hand.

We had a good sale (on Monday) and with (today's) sales up until game time, we should be able to sellout.

Draw your salary before spending it.

Men are always sincere. They change sincerities, that's all.

We've sold more than 60,000 tickets, so after we get all the bands and other non-ticketed folks in, we'll be close to capacity. We will definitely sell out.

Early to bed and early to rise is a bad rule for anyone who wishes to become acquainted with our most prominent and influential people.

Moral: Don't try to Account for Anything.

Whom are you? said he, for he had been to night school

Early to bed and early to rise, and you'll meet very few of our best people.

Moral: In uplifting, get underneath.

For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.

Moral: It all depends.

He had been kicked in the head by a mule when young, and believed everything he read in the Sunday papers.

Notre Dame is sold out, and Akron and Iowa will be by the end of the week. In the next two weeks, Northwestern should be a sellout.

A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.

I feel like a lion in a den of Daniels.

Of all Sad Words of Tongue or Pen, the Saddest are these, "It Might Have Been."

A good folly is worth what you pay for it.

If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.

Only the more rugged mortals should attempt to keep up with current literature

A lot of smart young people have come out of Indiana. The smarter they are, the faster they come out.

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American Humorist, Dramatist, Author