Minna Antrim Quotes

Minna Antrim

Minna Antrim

Minna Antrim

What made me select Minna Antrim for today’s post? As I was making graphics for our social media updates I found a quote that blew my mind. I had not heard of Minna Antrim before. Her full name is Minna Thomas Antrim, famous for the quote “Experience is a great teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.”

Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 13, 1861, and died in 1950. Her famous quotes are not her only inheritance to us, her works include books for toasts and children.

Minna was way ahead of her time. Her famous quotes are very well suited for today’s endeavors.  I present to you some of her books and quotes as follows. Take a look and let us know which quote you like best.

 

Some of her books include:

A Book of Toasts

 

Don’ts for Girls: A Manual of Mistakes 1902

 

Don’ts for Bachelors and Old Maids

Jester Life and His Marionettes

 

Minna’s Famous Quotes:

A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
~ Minna Antrim

Smiles are the soul’s kisses. ~ Minna Antrim

Some men act upon women like champagne; when they appear the women are sparkling and full of brilliance; when they leave the fair grow flat, stale, and most unprofitable companions. ~ Minna Antrim

Every man has two personalities; the one he reveals to women, the other to men. ~ Minna Antrim

To laughter! The bright coinage of the bank of good will. ~ Minna Antrim

To money, the finest linguist in the world! ~ Minna Antrim

An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself. ~ Minna Antrim

Pretty women and rich men are rarely wrong. ~ Minna Antrim

We women take love too seriously. Men wish to be loved with laughter, not with sighing. So laugh, sweetheart, laugh, or soon you may be weeping. ~ Minna Antrim

Matrimonially speaking, a bridle for the tongue is better than a rein for the heart. ~ Minna Antrim

The bride and groom-May their joys be as bright as the morning, and their sorrows but shadows that fade in the sunlight of love. ~ Minna Antrim

Brew me a cup for a winter’s night. For the wind howls loud and the furies fight; Spice it with love and stir it with care, And I’ll toast our bright eyes, my sweetheart fair. ~ Minna Antrim

To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction. ~ Minna Antrim

When a woman is very, very bad, she is awful, but when a man is correspondingly good, he is weird. ~ Minna Antrim

Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt. ~ Minna Antrim

Man proposes, woman forecloses. ~ Minna Antrim

Satiety is a mongrel that barks at the heels of plenty. ~ Minna Antrim

The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it. ~ Minna Antrim

Engrave this Quote     Enthusiasms, like stimulants, are often affected by people with small mental ballast. ~ Minna Antrim

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills. ~ Minna Antrim

Man forgives women anything save the wit to outwit him. ~ Minna Antrim

 

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