J. B. Morton Quotes (5 quotes)
“One disadvantage of being a hog is that at any moment some blundering fool may try to make a silk purse out of your wife's ear.”
―J. B. Morton
The best of Beachcomber (1963 edition), Vintage
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
―Martin Luther King, Jr.
Variant: "We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people". Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1963)
“If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.”
―W. C. Fields
Drat! Being the encapsulated view of life (1968 edition)
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J. B. Morton
Born: June 7, 1893
Died: May 10, 1979 (aged 85)
Bio: John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Michael Morton, better known by his preferred abbreviation J. B. Morton was an English humorous writer noted for authoring a column called By the Way under the pen name Beachcomber in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975.