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The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.
—  Douglas Jerrold
Good is a good doctor, but Bad is sometimes a better.
—  Douglas Jerrold
Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.
—  Douglas Jerrold
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.
—  Douglas Jerrold
The passages of Shakespeare that we most prize were never quoted until within this century.
—  Douglas Jerrold
God may forgive sins, he said, but awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth.
—  Douglas Jerrold
There is nothing settled in manners, but the laws of behaviour yield to the energy of the individual.
—  Douglas Jerrold
We love peace, but not peace at any price. There is a peace more destructive of the manhood of living man, than war is destructive to his body. Chains are worse than bayonets.
—  Douglas Jerrold
A man is a bundle of relations, a knot of roots, whose flower and fruitage is the world.
—  Douglas Jerrold
We love peace as we abhor pusillanimity; but not peace at any price. There is a peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body. Chains are worse than bayonets.
—  Douglas Jerrold
I rarely read any Latin, Greek, German, Italian, sometimes not a French book, in the original, which I can procure in a good version. I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals when I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue.
—  Douglas Jerrold
Every action is measured by the depth of the sentiment from which it proceeds.
—  Douglas Jerrold
Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
—  Douglas Jerrold
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force; that thoughts rule the world.
—  Douglas Jerrold
Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
—  Douglas Jerrold
There is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.
—  Douglas Jerrold
Too busy with the crowded hour to fear to live or die.
—  Douglas Jerrold
Thought is the property of him who can entertain it, and of him who can adequately place it.
—  Douglas Jerrold
The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
—  Douglas Jerrold
In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.
—  Douglas Jerrold
I do not find that the age or country makes the least difference; no, nor the language the actors spoke, nor the religion which they professed, whether Arab in the desert or Frenchman in the Academy. I see that sensible men and conscientious men all over the world were of one religion.
—  Douglas Jerrold
He is one of those wise philanthropists who in a time of famine would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks.
—  Douglas Jerrold
The manly part is to do with might and main what you can do.
—  Douglas Jerrold
The alleged power to charm down insanity, or ferocity in beasts, is a power behind the eye.
—  Douglas Jerrold
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
—  Douglas Jerrold
Talk to him of Jacob's ladder, and he would ask the number of the steps.
—  Douglas Jerrold
The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.
—  Douglas Jerrold
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
—  Douglas Jerrold
Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions.
—  Douglas Jerrold
I find the Englishman to be him of all men who stands firmest in his shoes.
—  Douglas Jerrold
He is great who is what he is from Nature, and who never reminds us of others.
—  Douglas Jerrold
It is a beautiful necessity of our nature to love something.
—  Douglas Jerrold

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