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FINLEY PETER DUNNE
(USED PSEUDONYM MR. DOOLEY)
American humorist
(1867 - 1936)

When 'tis an aven thing in th' prayin', may th' best man win . . . an' th' best man will win.
      - Mr. Dooley in Peace and War--On Prayers for Victory
        [War]

"The American nation in the Sixth Ward is a find People," he says, "They love th' eagle," he says. "On the back iv a dollar."
      - Mr. Dooley in Peace and War--Oratory on Politics
        [Money]

'Tis startin' a polis foorce to prevint war. . . . How'll they be ar-rmed? What a foolish question. They'll be ar-rmed with love, if coorse. Who'll pay thim? That's financyal detail that can be arranged later on. What'll happed if wan iv th' rough-necks reaches f'r a gun? Don't bother me with thrifles.
      - On Making a Will,
        Mr. Dooley's version of W.J. Bryan's speech
        [War]


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