Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
George Burns
George Burns
George Burns.
BornNathan Birnbaum
January 20, 1896
New York, New York
DiedMarch 9, 1996
Beverly Hills, California
Comedian. Best known as one half of the husband-and-wife comedy team of Burns and (Gracie) Allen and for his trademark cigar.

The repository contains five quotes from George Burns.

Growing OldMemory

By the time youíre eighty years old youíve learned everything. You only have to remember it.

ClothesWords of Wisdom

Be sure to wear a good cologne, a nice aftershave lotion, and a strong underarm deodorant. And it might be a good idea to wear some clothes, too.


Dress simply. If you wear a dinner jacket, donít wear anything else on it -- like lunch or dinner.

HappinessSuccess and Failure

Iíd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate.

Politics and Government

Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.