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Mary Pettibone Poole

  • It's all right to drink like a fish — if you drink what a fish drinks.

  • Many people who imagine they are live wires are only shocking.

  • Success is getting what you go after; happiness is liking it after you get it.

  • A bore is a person not interested in you.

  • Some people confuse having a lot of money with being worth a lot of money.

  • Experience is what you get looking for something else.

  • The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote some one who is.

  • People who are always making allowances for themselves soon go bankrupt!

  • Charm is the ability to make others feel attractive.

  • There are no old people nowadays: they are either 'wonderful for their age' or dead.

  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder; presents make it grow even fonder.

  • When we are prosperous, our friends know us; when we are poor, we know our friends.

  • Trying to appear rich keeps many people poor!

  • People who think money can do anything may very well be suspected of doing anything for money.

  • To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.

  • He who laughs, lasts!

  • Money will not bring happiness ... but it enables us to be unhappy very comfortably.

  • It's not what a man stands for that counts: it's what he falls for!

  • Culture is what your butcher would have if he were a surgeon.

  • Familiarity breeds ...

  • Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

  • A woman's definition of a bore: a man in love with another woman.

  • Alcohol is a good preservative for everything but brains.

  • The most powerful force in the Universe is gossip.

  • The other man's money is capital; getting it is labor.

Mary Pettibone Poole, U.S. writer

I’ve been unable to find birth and death dates for Poole, nor anything about her except for an unsubstantiated mention on Wikipedia that hallucinogens were responsible for some of the epigrams in her only known published book.