Franklin Pierce Adams

Franklin Pierce Adams
Franklin Pierce Adams
  • Born: November 15, 1881
  • Died: March 23, 1960
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Writer

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Franklin Pierce Adams was an American columnist known as Franklin P. Adams and by his initials F.P.A.. Famed for his wit, he is best known for his newspaper column, "The Conning Tower", and his appearances as a regular panelist on radio's Information Please. A prolific writer of light verse, he was a member of the Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s and 1930s.

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Christmas is over and Business is Business. Business, Commerce & Finance
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. Women
Having imagination it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that if you were unimaginative would take you only a minute.
Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year. Time
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.
Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.
The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time. Time
The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less. Women
There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter.
There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important. Life
Too much truth is uncouth. Truth
We have nothing in our history or position to invite aggression; we have everything to beckon us to the cultivation of relations of peace and amity with all nations. History ;War & Peace
What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.
Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.
You do not know what you can miss before you try.

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