Quotations by Hubbard, Kin


Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
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Honesty pays, but it don’t seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
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Quoted in Time (2 Jul 1973) Also given as "It pays t'be honest, but it don't pay enough t'suit some fellers."
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Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
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Variant: "'Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't start a conversation."
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 2-Aug-10
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Some folks can look so busy doin’ nothin’ that they seem indispensable.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
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Added on 25-Aug-10 | Last updated 25-Aug-10
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Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
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Added on 2-Sep-10 | Last updated 2-Sep-10
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Being an optimist after you’ve got everything you want doesn’t count.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
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Added on 14-Sep-10 | Last updated 14-Sep-10
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Beauty is only skin deep, but it is a valuable asset if you are poor or have not any sense.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
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See Thomas Adams.
Added on 3-Dec-14 | Last updated 3-Dec-14
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If there’s anything a public servant hates to do it’s something for the public.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
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Th’ only absolutely safe way t’ double your money is t’ fold it once an’ put it in your hip pocket.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin: Hoss Sense and Nonsense (1926)
Added on 9-Sep-10 | Last updated 9-Sep-10
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Few things make us feel finer than havin’ our judgment vindicated.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin: Hoss Sense and Nonsense (1926)
Added on 15-Jun-11 | Last updated 15-Jun-11
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Boys’ll be boys, an’ so’ll a lot o’ middle-aged men.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin: Hoss Sense and Nonsense (1926)
Added on 29-Sep-11 | Last updated 29-Sep-11
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Nobuddy ever listened t’ reason on a’ empty stomach.

[Nobody ever listened to reason on an empty stomach.]

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin: Hoss Sense and Nonsense (1926)
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Ever’ once in a while we meet a feller that’s too proud t’ beg, an’ too honest t’ steal, an’ too lazy t’ work.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin’s Almanack

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Added on 11-May-11 | Last updated 11-May-11
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If everbuddy thought before they spoke ther wouldn’t be enough noise in this world t’ scare a jaybird.

[If everybody thought before they spoke there wouldn’t be enough noise in this world to scare a jaybird.]

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin’s Almanack, “January” (1908)
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If there’s anything mean in a feller, a little authority will bring it out.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin’s Back Country Sayings (1917)
Added on 18-Dec-08 | Last updated 18-Dec-08
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Ther’s few things in this life that equal th’ sensation o’ bein’ paid up.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin’s Back Country Sayings (1917)
Added on 23-Jul-09 | Last updated 23-Jul-09
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If others could only see us as we think we are.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin’s Back Country Sayings (1917)
Added on 16-Dec-09 | Last updated 16-Dec-09
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We’re all mighty unselfish when it comes t’ handin’ out advice we could use ourselves.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin’s Back Country Sayings (1917)
Added on 26-Jun-13 | Last updated 26-Jun-13
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We all run in debt for things we wouldna’ think o’ payin’ perfectly good money for.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin’s Primer (1914)
Added on 6-Aug-09 | Last updated 6-Aug-09
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We’d all like t’vote fer th’best man, but he’s never a candidate.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin’s Primer (1914)
Added on 17-Sep-10 | Last updated 17-Sep-10
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Let’s all join th’ good roads movement an’ mend our own ways.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin’s Primer (1914)
Added on 19-Sep-13 | Last updated 19-Sep-13
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Th’ feller that agrees with ever’thing you say is either a fool er he is gettin’ ready t’skin you.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin’s Sayings and Wisecracks, ch. 1 [ed. D. Hawes (1984)]
Added on 28-Jul-09 | Last updated 28-Jul-09
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A bad fittin’ suit never wears out.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Abe Martin’s Almanac for 1909 (1908)

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Added on 6-Jun-12 | Last updated 6-Jun-12
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Th’ feller that agrees with ever’thing you say is either a fool er he is gettin’ ready t’skin you.

[The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.]

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Back Country Folks (1913)
Added on 14-Oct-13 | Last updated 14-Oct-13
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When a feller says, “It hain’t th’ money, but th’ principle o’ th’ thing,” it’s th’ money.

[When a fellow says, “It ain’t the money, but the principle of the thing,” it’s the money.]

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Hoss Sense and Nonsense (1926)
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Th’ only way t’ entertain some folks is t’ listen t’ em.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Hoss Sense and Nonsense (1926)
Added on 13-Nov-09 | Last updated 2-Aug-10
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Flattery won’t hurt you if you don’t swallow it.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) American caricaturist and humorist [Frank McKinney Hubbard]
Short Furrows (1913)
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