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Kin Hubbard
(1 Sep 1868 - 26 Dec 1930)

American cartoonist and humorist whose creation, the 'Abe Martin of Brown County' cartoon was syndicated in American newspapers (1904-1930). It was set in Brown County, Indiana.

Science Quotes by Kin Hubbard (8 quotes)

Bees are not as busy as we think they are. They jest can’t buzz any slower.
— Kin Hubbard
As quoted in Henry Wysham Lanier, The Golden Book Magazine (1931), Vol. 13, 85.
Science quotes on:  |  Bee (40)  |  Busy (28)  |  Buzz (3)  |  Can’t (9)  |  Jest (4)  |  Slow (101)  |  Think (1086)

Bees are not as busy as we think they are. They jest can’t buzz any slower.
— Kin Hubbard
As quoted in Henry Wysham Lanier, The Golden Book Magazine (1931), Vol. 13, 85.
Science quotes on:  |  Bee (40)  |  Think (1086)

Bees are not as busy as we think they are. They jest can’t buzz any slower.
— Kin Hubbard
As quoted in Henry Wysham Lanier, The Golden Book Magazine (1931), Vol. 13, 85.
Science quotes on:  |  Bee (40)  |  Think (1086)

It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.
— Kin Hubbard
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Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.
— Kin Hubbard
Unverified. Need primary source. Can you help? Widely seem, but without citation, for example, in Jon, Michael and Deborah Fripp, Speaking of Science (2000), 203.
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Now an’ then an innocent man is sent t’ th’ legislature.
— Kin Hubbard
In Kin Hubbard and ‎David S. Hawes (ed.), The Best of Kin Hubbard: Abe Martin's Sayings and Wisecracks, Abe’s Neighbors, his Almanack, Comic Drawings (1984), 14.
Science quotes on:  |  Innocent (12)  |  Legislature (4)  |  Man (2251)  |  Politics (112)  |  Send (22)

Some folks seem to have descended from the chimpanzee much later than others.
— Kin Hubbard
In Evan Esar, 20,000 Quips & Quotes (1968, 1995), 277.
Science quotes on:  |  Chimpanzee (13)  |  Descend (47)  |  Evolution (590)  |  Other (2236)

When a feller says, “It hain’t th’ money, but th’ principle o’ th’ thing,” it’s the money. It’s no disgrace t’ be poor, but it might as well be.
— Kin Hubbard
In Kin Hubbard and ‎David S. Hawes (ed.), The Best of Kin Hubbard: Abe Martin's Sayings and Wisecracks, Abe’s Neighbors, his Almanack, Comic Drawings (1984), 4.
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Quotes by others about Kin Hubbard (1)

Kin Hubbard is dead. To us folks that attempt to write a little humor his death is just like Edison's would be to the world of invention. No man in our generation was within a mile of him, and I am so glad that I didn't wait for him to go to send flowers. I have said it from the stage and in print for twenty years. … Just think — only two lines a day, yet he expressed more original philosophy in ’em than all the rest of the paper combined. What a kick Twain and all that gang will get out of Kin.
In 'Will Rogers Pays Tribute To Hubbard and His Humor', The New York Times (27 Dec 1930), 15.
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