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DOUGLAS WILLIAM JERROLD
English humorist, journalist and writer
(1803 - 1857)
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It is the beautiful necessity of our nature to love something.
      - [Love]

Jewels! It's my belief that when woman was made, jewels were invented only to make her the more mischievous.
      - [Ornament]

Keep your eyes and ears open, if you desire to get on in the world.
      - [Observation]

Love's like the measles--all the worse when it comes late in life.
      - [Love]

Luck, mere luck may make even madness wisdom.
      - [Luck]

Malice blunts the point of wit.
      - [Malice]

Man owes two solemn debts--one to society, and one to-nature. It is only when he pays the second that he covers the first.
      - [Duty]

Modesty is a bright dish-cover, which makes us fancy there is something very nice underneath it.
      - [Modesty]

Nature designed us to be of good cheer.
      - [Cheerfulness]

Nothing is so beneficial to a young author as the advice of a man whose judgment stands constitutionally at the freezing-point.
      - [Authorship]

O friendship! thou divinest alchemist, that man should ever profane thee!
      - [Friendship]

O this itch of the ear, that breaks out at the tongue! Were not curiosity so over-busy, detraction would soon be starved to death.
      - [Curiosity]

Patience is the strongest of strong drinks; for it kills the giant despair.
      - [Patience]

Quality, not quantity, is my measure.
      - [Quality]

Rogues are prone to find things before they are lost.
      - [Rogues]

Slugs crawl and crawl over our cabbages, like the world's slander over a good name. You may kill them, it is true; but there is the slime.
      - [Slander]

Soldiers looked at as they ought to be. They are to the world as poppies to corn-fields.
      - [Soldiers]

Some people's hearts are shrunk in them, like dried nuts. You can hear 'em rattle as they walk.
      - [Heart]

Some persons can never relish the full moon, out of respect for that venerable institution, the old one.
      - [Antiquity]

The blackest of fluid is used as an agent to enlighten the world.
      - [Ink]

The language of women should be luminous, but not voluminous.
      - [Loquacity]

"The last word" is the most dangerous of internal machines; and husband and wife should no more fight to get it than they would struggle for the possession of a lighted bombshell.
      - [Words]

The law is a pretty bird, and has charming wings. It would be quite a bird of paradise if it did not carry such a terrible bill.
      - [Law]

The worst of it is, dullness is catching.
      - [Dullness]

There are a good many pious people who are as careful of their religion as of their best service of china, only using it on holy occasions, for fear it should get chipped or flawed in working-day wear.
      - [Religion]


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