Many well-known quotations are attributed to the author Franklin P. Jones. These include:
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Originality is the art of concealing your source.
The most efficient labor-saving device is still money.
It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.
You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech.
Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his.
Unfortunately, the identity of Franklin P. Jones is not clear. Some quotation sites on the Internet refer to him as an American businessman who lived from 1887-1929, while others refer to him as an American humorist who lived from 1853-1935. A bit of research has identified a Franklin Pierce Jones who was born on February 23, 1851 and who died in Virginia on November 29, 1935. There also seems to have been a Franklin Pierce Jones who lived between 1874 and 1953 and had a successful furniture store in Clinton, Oklahoma, after working as a farmer in Missouri.
GuruNet welcomes any authoritative information regarding the true identity of the Franklin Jones who authored the quotes on this page.
Last updated: January 06, 2009.