Motivational Quotes from Charles Dudley Warner

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.

Charles Dudley Warner

We are half ruined by conformity, but we should be wholly ruined without it.

Charles Dudley Warner

People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception.

Charles Dudley Warner

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

Charles Dudley Warner

A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.

Charles Dudley Warner

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

Charles Dudley Warner

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.

Charles Dudley Warner

There is no such thing as absolute value in this world. You can only estimate what a thing is worth to you.

Charles Dudley Warner

Public opinion is stronger than the legislature, and nearly as strong as the ten commandments.

Charles Dudley Warner

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.

Charles Dudley Warner

Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.

Charles Dudley Warner

I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.

Charles Dudley Warner

The boy who expects every morning to open into a new world finds that today is like yesterday, but he believes tomorrow will be different.

Charles Dudley Warner

There was never a nation great until it came to the knowledge that it had nowhere in the world to go for help.

Charles Dudley Warner

Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.

Charles Dudley Warner

Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.

Charles Dudley Warner

No man but feels more of a man in the world if he have a bit of ground that he can call his own. However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep; and that is a very handsome property.

Charles Dudley Warner

Perhaps nobody ever accomplishes all that he feels lies in him to do; but nearly every one who tries his power touches the walls of his being.

Charles Dudley Warner

It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous.

Charles Dudley Warner

There isn’t a wife in the world who has not taken the exact measure of her husband, weighed him and settled him in her own mind, and knows him as well as if she had ordered him after designs and specifications of her own.

Charles Dudley Warner

The thing generally raised on city land is taxes.

Charles Dudley Warner

There is nothing that disgusts a man like getting beaten at chess by a woman.

Charles Dudley Warner

Mud-pies gratify one of our first and best instincts. So long as we are dirty, we are pure.

Charles Dudley Warner

Goodness comes out of people who bask in the sun, as it does out of a sweet apple roasted before the fire.

Charles Dudley Warner

One of the best things in the world to be is a boy; it requires no experience, but needs some practice to be a good one.

Charles Dudley Warner

How many wars have been caused by fits of indigestion, and how many more dynasties have been upset by the love of woman than by the hate of man.

Charles Dudley Warner