Quotations by Mizner, Wilson


I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at.

Wilson Mizner (1876-1933) American screenwriter and wit
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The worst-tempered people I’ve ever met were the people who knew they were wrong.

Wilson Mizner (1876-1933) American screenwriter and wit
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I never saw a mob rush across town to do a good deed.

Wilson Mizner (1876-1933) American screenwriter and wit
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Life’s a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.

Wilson Mizner (1876-1933) American screenwriter and wit
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I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.

Wilson Mizner (1876-1933) American screenwriter and wit
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quoted in H L Mencken's Dictionary of Quotations (1942)
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A fellow who is always declaring he’s no fool usually has his suspicions.

Wilson Mizner (1876-1933) American screenwriter and wit
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Added on 13-May-10 | Last updated 13-May-10
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Life’s a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.

Wilson Mizner (1876-1933) American screenwriter and wit
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In Alva Johnston, The Legendary Mizners, ch. 4 (1953)
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If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research.

Wilson Mizner (1876-1933) American screenwriter and wit
In Alva Johnson, The Legendary Mizners, ch. 4 (1953)
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Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.

Wilson Mizner (1876-1933) American screenwriter and wit
In Alva Johnston, The Legendary Mizners, ch. 4 (1953)

Also quoted in Evan Esar, The Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (1949).
Added on 23-Apr-15 | Last updated 23-Jan-17
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