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Minna Thomas Antrim

"An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Illusions (1901)

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"Experience has no text books nor proxies."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Illusions (1901)

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"To weep over a folly is to double it."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Illusions (1901)

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"If you cannot be clever, be careful."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Illusions (1901)

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"Smiles are the soul's kisses ... "

Minna Thomas Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Illusions (1901)

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"Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Illusions (1901)

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"Never borrow from a friend what you can buy from a stranger."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Illusions (1901)

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"Illusion is the dust the devil throws in the eyes of the foolish."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Illusions (1901)

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" A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Illusions (1901)

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"'Tis not the noisiest things that announce the direst calamities. The awful is often voiceless."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Illusions (1901)

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" To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Illusions (1901)

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"To know one's self is wisdom, but not to know one's neighbor is genius."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Illusions (1901)

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"Golden fetters hurt as cruelly as iron ones."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Illusions (1901)

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" To money: The finest linguist in the world."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Book of Toasts (1902)

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"... he jests at quills who never felt their wound."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Book of Toasts (1902)

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"A kiss is the outward visible sign of an inward fever."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Phases, Mazes, and Crazes of Love (1904)

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"Naggery is the mother of lies, and the enemy of love."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Phases, Mazes, and Crazes of Love (1904)

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"Modern lovers see too much of each other; modern married folks, too little."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Phases, Mazes, and Crazes of Love (1904)

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"Bigamy is nothing to a woman. She is wedded to her art and a man simultaneously."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Phases, Mazes, and Crazes of Love (1904)

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"A man murmurs 'Who came before me?' A woman asks 'Who will come after me?'"

Minna Thomas Antrim, Phases, Mazes, and Crazes of Love (1904)

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"At twenty, men love women; at forty, girls; at fifty, themselves."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Phases, Mazes, and Crazes of Love (1904)

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"Cowards are not invariably liars, but liars are invariably cowards."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Knocks Witty, Wise, And ... (1905)

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" People who live in stone houses should never throw glasses."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Knocks Witty, Wise, And ... (1905)

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"Marriage is a lottery in which all women are eager to take a chance."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Knocks Witty, Wise, And ... (1905)

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"Be polite. Perhaps your family won't mind if you practice on them."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Knocks Witty, Wise, And ... (1905)

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"No morals are better than bad ones."

Minna Thomas Antrim, At the Sign of the Golden Calf (1905)

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"Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice."

Minna Thomas Antrim, At the Sign of the Golden Calf (1905)

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"Show me one who boasts continually of his 'openness,' and I will show you one who conceals much."

Minna Thomas Antrim, At the Sign of the Golden Calf (1905)

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"The morals of to-day are the immorals of yesterday, the creeds of tomorrow."

Minna Thomas Antrim, At the Sign of the Golden Calf (1905)

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"Townfolk know pleasures, country people joys."

Minna Thomas Antrim, At the Sign of the Golden Calf (1905)

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"There is a politeness so terrible, that rage beside it is balm."

Minna Thomas Antrim, At the Sign of the Golden Calf (1905)

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"None do we hate so heartily as those who try to use us, unless it may be those whom we try in vain to use. "

Minna Thomas Antrim, At the Sign of the Golden Calf (1905)

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"The unhappily married realize something of the awfulness of the word 'eternity.' "

Minna Thomas Antrim, Sweethearts and Beaux (1905)

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"The bond of matrimony is only as strong as its weakest half."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Sweethearts and Beaux (1905)

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"Things are never dull in homes where credit is plenty and money scarce."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Sweethearts and Beaux (1905)

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"Women cannot always love men who love them, but they always admire their taste."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Sweethearts and Beaux (1905)

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"During a quarrel, to have said too little may be mended; to have said too much, not always."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Sweethearts and Beaux (1905)

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"Love never dies quite suddenly. He complains a great deal before expiring."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Sweethearts and Beaux (1905)

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"The price of matrimony is eternal reticence."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Sweethearts and Beaux (1905)

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"Truth, to be convincing, should be specific."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Don'ts for Bachelors and Old Maids (1908)

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"Never take a woman's arm unless you are in an advanced state of decrepitude. If she wishes to take yours, she will do so."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Don'ts for Bachelors and Old Maids (1908)

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"Don't discuss your ailments before visitors. Visitors prefer talking about theirs. "

Minna Thomas Antrim, Don'ts for Bachelors and Old Maids (1908)

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"Throaty hawkings and nasal trumpetings are pardonable only when the performer is alone."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Don'ts for Bachelors and Old Maids (1908)

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" Debt is the sort of bedfellow who is forever pulling all the covers his way."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Don'ts for Bachelors and Old Maids (1908)

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"It is usually true that 'a good son makes good husband,' but don't risk your happiness upon a maxim."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Don'ts for Bachelors and Old Maids (1908)

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" Don't read trash. Mental inebriety too long continued is beyond human aid."

Minna Thomas Antrim, Don'ts for Bachelors and Old Maids (1908)

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"The difference between man's love and woman's is she loves with all her heart and soul; he, with all his mind and body."

Minna Thomas Antrim, in Jacob M. Braude, Lifetime Speaker's Encyclopedia (1962)

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"Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him."

Minna Thomas Antrim

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Minna Thomas Antrim, U.S. writer
(1861 - 1950)

Sometimes wrote under “Titian.”