> Author Index > D - Authors > Clarence Day Quotes

Clarence Day Quotes





A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
 

Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.
 

Ants are good citizens, they place group interests first.
 

Creatures whose main spring is curiosity will enjoy the accumulating of fact, far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
[Education]
 

Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
 

Dogs have more love than integrity. They've been true to us, yes, but they haven't been true to themselves.
[Dogs]
 

Father expected a good deal of God. He didn't actually accuse God of inefficiency, but when he prayed his tone was loud and angry, like that of a dissatisfied guest in a carelessly managed hotel.
[God]
 

If you don't go to other men funerals they won't go to yours.
 

If your parents didn't have any children, there's a good chance that you won't have any.
 

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
[Experience]
 

Reason is the servant of instinct.
[Reason]
 

The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn't know enough to take a vacation.
 

The egg it is the source of all To everyone's ancestral hall.
[Birth]
 

The real world is not easy to live in. It is rough; it is slippery. Without the most clear-eyed adjustments we fall and get crushed.
[Acceptance]
 

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
 

Too many moralists begin with a dislike of reality.
 

We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.
 

We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand; but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves, first, to her ways.
 

You can't sweep other people off their feet, if you can't be swept off your own.