Quotations by Jerrold, Douglas


We love peace, as we abhor pusillanimity; but not peace at any price. There is a peace more destructive of the manhood of living man, than war is destructive to his material body. Chains are worse than bayonets.

Douglas William Jerrold (1803-1857) English playwright and humorist
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In Blanchard Gerrold (ed.), Specimens of Douglas Jerrold's Wit (1858)
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Taking off his hat and smoothing the wrinkles of his brow, Topps said, ‘Humph! what is dogmatism? Why, it is this, of course: dogmatism is puppyism come to its full growth.’

Douglas William Jerrold (1803-1857) English playwright and humorist
A Man Made of Money, ch. 21 (1849)
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Variations / paraphrases found elsewhere:

  • "Dogmatism is puppyism full grown."
  • "Dogmatism is puppyism gone to seed."
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Yes, it’s all very well to talk about fortunes made in no time: they’re like shirts made in no time — it’s ten to one if they hang long together.

Douglas William Jerrold (1803-1857) English playwright and humorist
Mrs. Caudle’s Curtain Lectures, Lecture 23 (1866)
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To reform man was a tedious and uncertain labor: now hanging was the sure work of a minute.

Douglas William Jerrold (1803-1857) English playwright and humorist
The History of St. Giles and St. James, ch. 15 (1845)
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