Thomas Robert Dewar Quotes

Thomas Robert “Tommy” Dewar, 1864 – 1930

Born: 6 January 1864, Perth, Scotland, UK
Died: 11 April 1930,

Son of John A. Dewar (1846 – 1880) who had founded John Dewar & Sons, Ltd., Dewar was educated at Perth and Edinburgh. His elder brother, John Junior, managed the distillery as “Tommy” traveled the world promoting the family brand. In two years he visited 26 countries. He held a number of offices before election as Conservative MP for St George’s, Tower Hamlets from 1900 to 1906, opposing “pauper immigration” and making a number of statements that are regarded as anti-Semitic. Knighted in 1902 and created first Baron Dewar in 1919, he never married so he was also the last Baron Dewar. He espoused a philosophy called Dewarism which argued that success could be achieved without compromising a joyful life.

Thomas Robert Dewar quotes:

A philosopher is a man who can look at an empty glass with a smile.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

A teetotaller is one who suffers from thirst instead of enjoying it.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Ability without enthusiasm is like a rifle without a bullet.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Don’t question your wife’s judgment; look who she married.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Enjoy now, another now is coming.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Experience is what you get when you’re looking for something else.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Fish stimulates the brain, but fishing stimulates the imagination.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Go ahead, look around.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

If we are here to help others, I often wonder what the others are here for.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

If you do not advertise, you fossilize.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

If you get to the top on your own, who’ll take the picture?
    Thomas Robert Dewar

If you think you know it all, you are missing something.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

In charity there is no excess.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Judge not a man by his clothes, but by his wife’s clothes.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Keep advertising and advertising will keep you.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Leave for tomorrow what you can’t do today.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Less pain, more gain.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Life is a one-way street and you’re not coming back.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Making a mistake is also an achievement.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Never invest in a going concern until you know which way it is going.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

No wife can endure a gambling husband; unless he is a steady winner.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Nothing hurts more than having to pay an income tax, unless it is not having to pay an income tax.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Of two evils, choose the more interesting.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Proper rules are not written.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Respectability is the state of never being caught doing anything which gives you pleasure.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Sometimes a step forward needs a step back.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Sometimes doing nothing is doing something.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

The further you are from a problem, the smaller it gets.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing you will make one.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

The pause is a part of the walk.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

The quality of the article should be its greatest achievement.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

The road to success is filled with women pushing their husbands along.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

There is no traffic congestion on the straight and narrow path.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

We have a great regard for old age when it is bottled.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

We should not say how’s business, but where is business
    Thomas Robert Dewar

When a man says his word is as his bond – get his bond.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

Yesterday’s success belongs to yesterday.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

You better wait for the unexpected.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

You can send a boy to college but you can’t make him think.
    Thomas Robert Dewar

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