45 Motivational Ogden Nash Quotes For Success

Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces. With his unconventional rhyming schemes, he was declared the country’s best-known producer of humorous poetry. This Ogden Nash quotes will motivate you.

Best Ogden Nash Quotes

  1. The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly. ~ Ogden Nash
  2. Middle-age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you. ~ Ogden Nash
  3. I believe that people believe what they believe they believe. ~ Ogden Nash
  4. Some tortures are physical And some are mental, But the one that is both Is dental. ~ Ogden Nash
  5. Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up. ~ Ogden Nash
  6. Among other things, I think humor is a shield, a weapon, a survival kit. So here we are several billion of us, crowded into our global concentration camp for the duration. How are we to survive? Solemnity is not the answer, any more than witless and irresponsible frivolity is. I think our best chance lies in humor, which in this case means a wry acceptance of our predicament. We don’t have to like it but we can at least recognize its ridiculous aspects, one of which is ourselves. ~ Ogden Nash
  7. Humor is the best means of surviving in a difficult world. ~ Ogden Nash
  8. God in His wisdom made the fly And then forgot to tell us why. ~ Ogden Nash
  9. Time is like the ocean, always there, always different. ~ Ogden Nash
  10. I am a conscientious man, when I throw rocks at seabirds I leave no tern unstoned. ~ Ogden Nash
  11. “I think that I shall never see
    A billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
    I’ll never see a tree at all.” ~ Ogden Nash
  12. Wind is caused by the trees waving their branches. ~ Ogden Nash

  13. Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them. ~ Ogden Nash
  14. Indeed, everybody wants to be a wow, But not everybody knows exactly how. ~ Ogden Nash
  15. Time is so old and loves so brief, love is pure gold and time a thief. We’re late, darling, we’re late, The curtain descends, everything ends, too soon, too soon. ~ Ogden Nash, Ogden Nash quotes on love
  16. Too much Chablis can make you whablis. ~ Ogden Nash
  17. “The truth I do not stretch or shove
    When I state the dog is full of love.
    I’ve also proved, by actual test,
    A wet dog is the lovingest.” ~ Ogden Nash
  18. “Senescence begins
    And middle-age ends
    The day your descendants
    Outnumber your friends” ~ Ogden Nash
  19. “So I hope husbands and wives will continue to debate and combat
    Over everything debatable and combatable
    Because I believe a little incompatibility is the spice of life
    Particularly if he has income and she is pattable.” ~ Ogden Nash
  20. If you don’t want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work. ~ Ogden Nash

  21. There has been a lot of progress during my lifetime, but I’m afraid it’s heading in the wrong direction. ~ Ogden Nash
  22. “No, you never get any fun
    Out of the things you haven’t done.” ~ Ogden Nash
  23. Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker. ~ Ogden Nash
  24. Progress might have been all right once, but it’s gone on too long. ~ Ogden Nash
  25. Some debts are fun while you are acquiring them, But none are fun when you set about retiring them. ~ Ogden Nash
  26. Winter is the king of showmen, Turning tree stumps into snowmen And houses into birthday cakes And spreading sugar over lakes. Smooth and clean and frosty white, The world looks good enough to bite. That’s the season to be young, Catching snowflakes on your tongue. Snow is snowy when it’s snowing, I’m sorry it’s slushy when it’s going. ~ Ogden Nash
  27. A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. ~ Ogden Nash

  28. Don’t over-analyze your marriage; it’s like yanking up a fragile indoor plant every 20 minutes to see how its roots are growing. ~ Ogden Nash, Ogden Nash Quotes on marriage
  29. People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up. ~ Ogden Nash
  30. 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
  31. I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, were it not for making living, which is rather an insouciance. ~ Ogden Nash
  32. “If some confectioners were willing
    To let the shape announce the filling,
    We’d encounter fewer assorted chocs,
    Bitten into and returned to the box.” ~ Ogden Nash
  33. I drink because she nags, she said I nag because he drinks. But if the truth be known to you, He’s a lush and she’s a shrew. ~ Ogden Nash
  34. There is something about a martini, Ere the dining and dancing begin, And to tell you the truth, It is not the vermouth- I think that perhaps it’s the gin. ~ Ogden Nash
  35. Remorse is violent dyspepsia of the mind. ~ Ogden Nash

  36. Tonight’s December thirty-first, something is about to burst. The clock is crouching, dark and small, like a time bomb in the hall. Hark, it’s midnight, children dear. Duck! Here comes another year! ~ Ogden Nash
  37. “There was a young man of Herne Bay
    who was making some fireworks one day:
    but he dropped his cigar
    in the gunpowder jar. There was a young man of Herne Bay.” ~ Ogden Nash
  38.  When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. ~ Ogden Nash
  39. “One thing that literature would be greatly the better for
    Would be a more restricted employment by authors of simile and metaphor.” ~ Ogden Nash
  40. Beneath this slab, John Brown is stowed. He watched the ads, And not the road. ~ Ogden Nash

  41. How confusing the beams from memory’s lamp are; One day a bachelor, the next a grampa. What is the secret of the trick? How did I get so old so quickly? ~ Ogden Nash
  42. “It is the sin of omission, the second kind of sin,
    That lays eggs under your skin.” ~ Ogden Nash
  43. A husband is a guy who tells you when you’ve got on too much lipstick and helps you with your girdle when your hips stick. ~ Ogden Nash
  44. “The oboe’s a horn made of wood.
    I’d play you a tune if I could,
    But the reeds are a pain,
    And the fingering’s insane.
    It’s the ill wind that no one blows good.” ~ Ogden Nash
  45. The only incurable troubles of the rich are the troubles that money can’t cure, Which is a kind of trouble that is even more troublesome if you are poor. ~ Ogden Nash

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