Ward McAllister Quote
“A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation. If you die before the dinner takes place, your executor must attend.”
Society as I Have Found it (1890 edition)
As quoted in: N.Y. Tribune, 25 March 1888
“Youth is fair, a graceful stag,
Leaping, playing in a park.
Age is gray, a toothless hag,
Stumbling in the dark.”
―Isaac Leib Peretz
Sewing the Wedding Gown, 1906. Nine One-Act Plays from Yiddish. B. F. White, translated Boston, John W. Luce & Co., 1932, p. 127.
“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”
As quoted in his official website
“Most of the trouble in the world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.”
―William S. Burroughs
The Adding Machine: Selected Essays (1985), The Name is Burroughs
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWard McAllister
Died: 1895 (aged 68)
Bio: Samuel Ward McAllister was the self-appointed arbiter of New York society from the 1860s to the early 1890s.
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