GEORGE HORACE LORIMER QUOTES

American journalist & author (1867-1937)

George Horace Lorimer quote

It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy.

GEORGE HORACE LORIMER, Old Gorgon Graham

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Every fellow is really two men -- what he is and what he might be; and you're never absolutely sure which you're going to bury till he's dead.

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A man's got to keep company a long time, and come early and stay late and sit close, before he can get a girl or a job worth having.

GEORGE HORACE LORIMER, Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son

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You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.

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When love is full grown it has few words, and sometimes it growls them out.

GEORGE HORACE LORIMER, Old Gorgon Graham

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The more I deal in it, the surer I am that human nature is all of the same critter, but that there's a heap of choice in the cuts.

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I ain't one of those who believe that a half knowledge of a subject is useless, but it has been my experience that when a fellow has that half knowledge he finds it's the other half which would really come in handy.

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After forty years of close acquaintance with it, I've found that work is kind to its friends and harsh to its enemies. It pays the fellow who dislikes it his exact wages, and they're generally pretty small; but it gives the man who shines up to it all the money he wants and throws in a heap of fun and satisfaction for good measure.

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When you make a mistake, don't make a second one -- keeping it to yourself. Own up. The time to sort out rotten eggs is at the nest. The deeper you hide them in the case the longer they stay in circulation, and the worse impression they make when they finally come to the breakfast table.

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When a fortune comes without calling, it's apt to leave without asking.

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When an office begins to look like a family tree, you'll find worms tucked away snug and cheerful in most of the apples.

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There's a vast difference between having a carload of miscellaneous facts sloshing around loose in your head and getting all mixed up in transit, and carrying the same assortment properly boxed and crated for convenient handling and immediate delivery.

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In all your dealings, remember that today is your opportunity; tomorrow some other fellow's.

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Doing the same thing in the same way year after year is like eating a quail a day for thirty days. Along toward the middle of the month a fellow begins to long for a broiled crow or a slice of cold dog.

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There's nothing comes without calling in this world, and after you've called you've generally got to go and fetch it yourself.

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Some men are like oak leaves -- they don't know when they're dead, but still hang right on; and there are others who let go before anything has really touched them.

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Naturally, when a young fellow steps up into a big position, it breeds jealousy among those whom he's left behind and uneasiness among those to whom he's pulled himself up. Between them he's likely to be subjected to a lot of petty annoyances. But he's in the fix of a dog with fleas who's chasing a rabbit -- if he stops to snap at the tickling on his tail, he's going to lose his game dinner.

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When the tongue lies, the eyes tell the truth.

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It's been my experience that every man has in him the possibility of doing well some one thing, no matter how humble, and that there's some one, in some place, who wants that special thing done. The difference between a fellow who succeeds and one who fails is that the first gets out and chases after the man who needs him, and the second sits around waiting to be hunted up.

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Never threaten, because a threat is a promise to pay that it isn't always convenient to meet, but if you don't make it good it hurts your credit. Save a threat till you're ready to act, and then you won't need it.

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