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Oliver Herford

Oliver Herford

Nickname: American Oscar Wilde

Born: December 3, 1863
Birthplace: Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 5, 1935

Occupation: Artist, Author, Humorist, Illustrator, Playwright, and Poet
Profile: Worked as a writer and illustrator in New York with jobs at Life and Harper's Weekly.

Number of Quotes: 17

A man is known by the silence he keeps.

A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even... without any hope of doing it well.

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish.

A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's; she changes it more often.

Age, like distance lends a double charm.

Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.

Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.

Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.

Many are called but few get up.

Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.

Only the young die good.

Tact: to lie about others as you would have them lie about you.

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven't seen the joke yet.

There is always room at the top - after the investigation.

There is no time like the pleasant.

What is my loftiest ambition? I've always wanted to throw an egg into an electric fan.

When I go abroad I always sail from Boston because it is such a pleasant place to get away from.

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