Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Thomas Dewar, Lord Dewar, fully Thomas Robert "Tommy" Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar

English Wit and Scottish Whiskey Distiller with brother John Dewar

"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open."

"Confessions may be good for the soul, but they are bad for the reputation. "

"Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses. "

"A philosopher is a man who can look at an empty glass with a smile."

"A teetotaller is one who suffers from thirst instead of enjoying it."

"An honest confession is good for the soul, but bad for the reputation"

"Enjoy now, another now is coming."

"Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."

"Fish stimulates the brain, but fishing stimulates the imagination."

"If we are here to help others, I often wonder what the others are here for."

"If you get to the top on your own, who'll take the picture?"

"Ability without enthusiasm is like a rifle without a bullet."

"In charity there is no excess."

"It doesn't mean necessarily that we are going to strike ... but it certainly gives us more flexibility in terms of how we proceed."

"Judge not a man by his clothes, but by his wife's clothes."

"Life is a one-way street and you're not coming back."

"If you think you know it all, you are missing something."

"Go ahead, look around."

"If you do not advertise, you fossilize."

"Making a mistake is also an achievement."

"My wife s in judge of me, Murdered in cold blood is what I m gonna be, I ain t been home since Friday night, And now my wife Is comin after me."

"Never invest in a going concern until you know which way it is going."

"Less pain, more gain."

"Leave for tomorrow what you can't do today."

"Keep advertising and advertising will keep you."

"Respectability is the state of never being caught doing anything which gives you pleasure."

"Sometimes a step forward needs a step back."

"Sometimes doing nothing is doing something."

"The further you are from a problem, the smaller it gets."

"The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing you will make one."

"The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having to pay an income tax."

"Nothing hurts more than having to pay an income tax, unless it is not having to pay an income tax."

"Of two evils, choose the more interesting."

"No wife can endure a gambling husband unless he is a steady winner."

"Proper rules are not written."

"The pause is a part of the walk."

"The quality of the article should be its greatest achievement."

"The road to success is filled with women pushing their husbands along."

"There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead."

"There is no traffic congestion on the straight and narrow path."

"We are waiting for a proposal from the district. We are doing a lot of the logistical work that has to precede a strike."

"We have a great regard for old age when it is bottled."

"We should not say how's business, but where is business."

"When a man says his word is as his bond - get his bond."

"When you play soft and loose with the district's money when it comes to yourself, you rightly see skepticism when it comes to not having the money for the lowest-paid workers in the district."

"Yesterday's success belongs to yesterday."

"You better wait for the unexpected."

"You can send a boy to college but you can't make him think."