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Austin O'Malley Quotes





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A hole is nothing at all, but you can break your neck in it.
 

A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.
[Friendship]
 

A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
 

An Englishman thinks seated; a Frenchman, standing; an American, pacing; an Irishman, afterward.
[Thinking]
 

An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing; an American pacing, an Irishman, afterwards.
 

Before you beat a child, be sure yourself are not the cause of the offense.
 

God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.
 

Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.
 

If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it.
 

In levying taxes and in shearing sheep it is well to stop when you get down to the skin.
 

Ordinarily when a man in difficulty turns to prayer, he has already tried every other means of escape.
[Prayer]
 

Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers.
 

Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.
[Reason]
 

Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.
 

Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
 

The best blood will sometimes get into a fool or a mosquito.
[Heredity]
 

The smaller the head, the bigger the dream.
 

The statesman shears the sheep, the politician skins them.
[Politics]
 

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
 

When walking through the "valley of shadows," remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.
 


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