George Dennison Prentice - Quotes

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A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string. ---->>>

Much smoking kills live men and cures dead swine. ---->>>

When a young man complains that a young lady has no heart, it's pretty certain that she has his. ---->>>

It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world. ---->>>

The pen is a formidable weapon, but a man can kill himself with it a great deal more easily than he can other people. ---->>>

A bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth. ---->>>

A pin has as much head as some authors and a good deal more point. ---->>>

A friend you have to buy won't be worth what you pay for him. ---->>>

There are many men whose tongues might govern multitudes if they could govern their tongues. ---->>>

Some people seem as if they can never have been children, and others seem as if they could never be anything else. ---->>>

Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it. ---->>>

Biography

George Dennison Prentice profile (george-dennison-prentice.jpg)
Nationality: American
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Birthplace: Preston, Connecticut
Die: 1870-01-22
Occupation: Editor
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George Dennison Prentice (December 18, 1802 – January 22, 1870) was the editor of the Louisville Journal, which he built into a major newspaper in Louisville, Kentucky. He attracted readers by satire as well as exaggerated reporting and support of the Know-Nothing Party in the 1850s. His writing was said to contribute to rabid anti-Catholic and anti-foreigner sentiment, and a riot in 1855 (wikipedia)