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Oliver Herford

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

— Oliver Herford


A kiss is a course of procedure cunningly devised, for the mutual stopage of speech at a moment when words are superfluous.

— Oliver Herford


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

— Oliver Herford

#beings #cat #dogs #hates #human

I sometimes think the Pussy-Willows grey Are Angel Kittens who have lost their way, And every Bulrush on the river bank A Cat-Tail from some lovely Cat astray.

— Oliver Herford

#kittens #omar-khayyam #love

Many are called but few get up.

— Oliver Herford

#few #get #many #up

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

— Oliver Herford

#cannot #darling #form #member #moment

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

— Oliver Herford

#ambition #egg #electric #fan #i

Age, like distance lends a double charm.

— Oliver Herford

#charm #distance #double #lends #like

A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often.

— Oliver Herford

#changes #cleaner #man #mind #more

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

— Oliver Herford

#lie #others #tact #them #would

About Oliver Herford

Oliver Herford Quotes

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[citation needed] As a frequent contributor to The Mentor Life and Ladies' Home Journal he sometimes signed his artwork as "O Herford". "

With pictures by the author publiOliver Herfordd by Charles Scribner's Sons:
The Bashful Earthquake
A Child's Primer of Natural History; a revision and extension of this title by Margaret Fishback and Hilary Knight appeared as A Child's Book of Natural History (USA: Platt & Monk 1969)
Overheard in a Garden
More Animals
The Rubaiyat of a Persian Kitten
The Fairy Godmother-in-law
A Little Book of Bores
The Peter Pan Alphabet
The Astonishing Tale of a Pen-And-Ink Puppet
A Kitten’s Garden of Verses
With John Cecil Clay:
Cupid’s Cyclopedia
Cupid’s Fair-Weather Booke
With Addison Mizner and Ethel Mumford
The Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1903
The Limerick Up to Date Book (1903)
The Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1904 (1903)
The Entirely New Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1905 (1904)
The Complete Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1906 (1905)
The Altogether New Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1907 (1906)
The Quite New Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1908 (1907)
The Perfectly Good Cynic's Calendar (1908)
The Complete Cynic (1910)
The Revived Cynic's Calendar (1917). "
"A man is known by the silence he keeps.

The printer made up more copies to sell and to everyone's surprise it was an astounding success. He was awarded an equal third. Ethel Mumford and Addison Mizner wrote a small book The Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1903 as a Christmas present and added Herford's name as an author as a joke.

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