Ogden Nash - Quotes

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To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up.

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up.

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.

Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.

Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.

The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.

The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.

People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it. ---->>>

The only people who should really sin are the people who can sin and grin. ---->>>

I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all. ---->>>

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

No, you never get any fun out of the things you haven't done. ---->>>

Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker. ---->>>

The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. ---->>>

Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.

Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.

Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them. ---->>>

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. ---->>>

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all. ---->>>

I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.

I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for. ---->>>

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers, If I belittle dogs and mothers. ---->>>

If you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.

If you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

I have an idea that the phrase 'weaker sex' was coined by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm. ---->>>

The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk. ---->>>

I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons. ---->>>

Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive. ---->>>

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. ---->>>

The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control. ---->>>

Women would rather be right than reasonable. ---->>>

Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals? ---->>>

I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it. ---->>>

One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence. ---->>>

Every Englishman is convinced of one thing, viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the most exclusive club there is. ---->>>

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up. ---->>>

Professional men, they have no cares; whatever happens, they get theirs. ---->>>

Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor. ---->>>

Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind. ---->>>

There are people who are very resourceful, at being remorseful, and who apparently feel that the best way to make friends is to do something terrible and then make amends. ---->>>

Too clever is dumb. ---->>>

Do you think my mind is maturing late, or simply rotted early? ---->>>

Certainly there are things in life that money can't buy, but it's very funny - Did you ever try buying them without money? ---->>>

Commitments the voters don't know about can't hurt you. ---->>>

I claim there ain't Another Saint As great as Valentine. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-19, 1902
Birthplace: Rye, New York
Die: 05-19, 1971
Occupation: Poet
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Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces. With his unconventional rhyming schemes, he was declared the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry.(wikipedia)