Franklin Pierce Adams, pen name F.P.A.

Franklin Pierce
Adams, pen name F.P.A.
1881
1960

American Journalist, Humorist, Newspaper Columnist

Author Quotes

To err is human; to forgive, infrequent.

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.

Ninety-two percent of the stuff told to you in confidence you couldn't get anybody else to listen to.

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody, rather than for somebody.

Money isn’t everything, but lack of money isn’t anything.

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.

When the political columnists say "Every thinking man" they mean themselves, and when the candidates appeal to "Every intelligent vote" they mean everybody who is going to vote for them.

While the work or play is on, it is a lot of fun if while you are doing one you don't constantly feel that you ought to be doing the other.

You never know what you can do without until your try.

Author Picture
First Name
Franklin Pierce
Last Name
Adams, pen name F.P.A.
Birth Date
1881
Death Date
1960
Bio

American Journalist, Humorist, Newspaper Columnist