Charles Dudley Warner

Literary Birthday – 12 September – Charles Dudley Warner

Charles Dudley Warner was born 12 September 1829, and died 20 October 1900.

Seven Quotes

  1. The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
  2. Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.
  3. Few people can resist doing what is universally expected of them. This invisible pressure is more difficult to stand against than individual tyranny.
  4. Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
  5. It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
  6. It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous.
  7. Politics makes strange bedfellows.

Charles Dudley Warner was an American essayist and novelist. He co-authored the novel, The Gilded Age with his friend, Mark Twain.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 12th September 2014