Minna Antrim


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Minna Thomas Antrim (October 13, 1861, Philadelphia - 1950) was an American writer.

She is famous for the quote "Experience is a great teacher, but she sends in terrific bills."

Minna Thomas was educated at St. Mary's Hall in Burlington, New Jersey and in 1878 married to Mr. Antrim in Philadelphia. She was well known for her collection of toasts (1902) as well as for her ... more »

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  • ''Enthusiasms, like stimulants, are often affected by people with small mental ballast.''
    Minna Antrim (1861-?), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions (1901).
  • ''Satiety is a mongrel that barks at the heels of plenty.''
    Minna Antrim (1861-?), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions (1901).
  • ''To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction.''
    Minna Antrim (b. 1861), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 60 (1901).
  • ''Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.''
    Minna Antrim (b. 1861), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 99 (1901).
  • ''When a woman is very, very bad, she is awful, but when a man is correspondingly good, he is weird.''
    Minna Antrim (1861-?), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions (1901).
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