Ogden Nash

(August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971 / New York / United States)

Ogden Nash Quotes

  • ''I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.''
    Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. "A Clean Conscience Never Relaxes," I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938).
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  • ''One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence.''
    Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. A Clean Conscience Never Relaxes, I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938).
  • ''Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind.''
    Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. "A Clean Conscience Never Relaxes," I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938).
  • ''A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.''
    Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. A Dog's Best Friend Is his Illiteracy, The Private Dining Room (1953).
  • ''I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons.''
    Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. Everybody Tells Me Everything, The Face Is Familiar (1940).
  • ''Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals?''
    Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. Good-by, Old Year, You Oaf or Why Don't They Pay the Bonus? The Primrose Path (1935).
  • ''Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. . . .''
    Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. "Let's Not Climb the Washington Monument Tonight," Versus (1949).
  • ''The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control.''
    Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. The Anatomy of Happiness, I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938).

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Best Poem of Ogden Nash

A Word To Husbands

To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up.

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Old Men

People expect old men to die,
They do not really mourn old men.
Old men are different. People look
At them with eyes that wonder when…
People watch with unshocked eyes;
But the old men know when an old man dies.

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