Quotes by Alfred E. Wiggam

A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.

Alfred E. Wiggam

Other Great Authors

Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.

John Beecher

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.

Sally Koch

What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves.

Paul Valery

Whatever we possess becomes of double value When we have the opportunity of sharing it with others.


All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.

H.L. Mencken

The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people--that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.

James Thurber »

But no perfection is so absolute, That some impurity doth not pollute.

William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece Ver. 124 »

Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.

George Crabbe »