Franklin P. Jones Quotations

Franklin P. Jones

A fanatic is one who sticks to his guns whether they're loaded or not.

An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.

An extravagance is anything you buy that is of no earthly use to your wife.

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.

It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon. Which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to.

Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

One trouble with developing speed reading skills is that by the time you realize a book is boring you've already finished it.

Originality is the art of concealing your source.

Perhaps nothing has changed in the course of history as much as historians.

Perhaps the angels who fear to tread where fools rush in used to be fools who rushed in.

The conscience is a small, still voice that makes minority reports.

The quickest and shortest way to crush whatever laurels you have won is for you to rest on them.

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.