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Inspirational and Insightful Quotations #38 --- Grouchiness

Updated on March 8, 2011

Quotations on Grouchiness

A certain individual who seems always to be nursing a grouch: He growls all day, and then feels dog-tired at night.

—Ted Berg, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 18, 1951.

The man with a grouch always waters his own woes.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Jan. 12, 1908.

A grouch is a man who sized himself up and got sore about what he found.

—Wesley S. Izzard, Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, Texas, June 10, 1961.

Who grouches over his hard luck, lets it wipe out his grins, will find life's joys come singly, but his troubles will be twins.

—Judd Mortimer Lewis, Houston Post, Houston, Texas, Dec. 27, 1932.

The fellow who is always packing a grouch around with him is likely to get so bowlegged that things worthwhile will slip through him.

—W.A. MacKenzie, Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 8, 1923.

Some people ought to get hospital jobs. They're always nursing a grouch.

—W.A. MacKenzie, The Leesburg Morning Commercial, Leesburg, Fla., Jan. 14, 1927.

Anyone can become known as a grouch if he refuses to listen to bores and to lend money to incompetents.

—Don Marquis, New York Tribune, New York, N.Y., June 29, 1925.

If we could stop a grouch as easily as we can stop a laugh, it would help a lot in these days.

—Hamilton G. Park, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 22, 1932.

The best way to answer a grouch is to forget him.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., July 14, 1934.

Nothing good ever comes to the individual who lives as a companion to a grouch.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 11, 1939.

We are advised to be cheerful, to laugh a lot, with never a chance to enjoy a grouch. Why can’t they let a fellow follow the dictates of his own liver?

—Jack Warwick, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 2, 1939.

Identical twins: Pessimists and grouches.

—Vera Wise, The Daily Herald, Biloxi, Miss., Aug. 29, 1941.

Nothing makes a grouch more unhappy than to see other people happy.

—Vera Wise, The Daily Herald, Biloxi, Miss., March 10, 1945.

Happiness improves anyone’s looks. A grouch’s face advertises the fact.

—Vera Wise, The Daily Herald, Biloxi, Miss., March 30, 1945.

A good way to cure a grouch is to lock him up in a room with his own disposition.

—Vera Wise, The Daily Herald, Biloxi, Miss., Feb. 19, 1946.

Grouchiness towards others comes from dissatisfaction.

—B.C. Forbes, Forbes Magazine, New York, N.Y., May 15, 1928.

The grouch throws sand into the machinery.

—B.C. Forbes, Forbes Magazine, New York, N.Y., May 1, 1929.

The man who is too busy to nurse a grouch is on the road to real happiness.

—Roy E. Gibson, Nephi Times-News, Nephi, Utah, July 23, 1959.

A grouch is just an ordinary individual with a conviction that he has a monopoly on trouble.

Austin American, Austin, Texas, Sept. 28, 1922.

A grouch is a disease brought on a man by thinking he is worse off than he really is.

Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, Tenn., Jan. 17, 1922.

The worst thing about being a grouch is he thinks everybody else is grouchy.

Crowley Daily Signal, Crowley, La., April 29, 1925.

A just punishment for grouches will be a place where they must sit and listen forever to somebody's complaining.

Daily Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., Nov. 30, 1934.

A grouch a day will keep good luck at bay.

Mt. Pleasant Record, Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., May 17, 1935.

Get up with a grouch in the morning and you usually go from bed to worse.

Pocatello Tribune, Pocatello, Idaho, Oct. 21, 1943.

The soul of a grouch is simply a morgue where his dead hopes are.

San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, Calif., Sept. 11, 1922.


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    7 years ago from Upstate New York

    I enjoyed these homilies. Thank you. And they are so true!! So smile, and don't be grumpy today. It doesn't pay.


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