Timothy Dexter Quotes

Who the Hell is Timothy Dexter?

Timothy Dexter was an American eccentric self made businessman. Apart from selling mittens in the tropics, Dexter wrote a book called 'A Pickle for the Knowing Ones or Plain Truth in a Homespun Dress' with a unique spelling.

He referred to himself as Lord Timothy Dexter, First in the East, First in the West, and the Greatest Philosopher in the Western World.

Born January 22, 1747
Died October 23, 1806

Books by Timothy Dexter


Best Quotes by Timothy Dexter

“An ungrateful man is like a hog under a tree eating acorns, but never looking up to see where they come from.”

Timothy Dexter

A Pickle For The Knowing Ones Quotes

“I guess the world is one very large living creature, and always was, and always will be without any end from everlasting to everlasting, and no end. What grows on this large creature is trees and many other things. In the room of hair the rocks is moulds. This is called land where the hair grows, the belly the sea — all kinds of fish is the worms in the belly.”

Timothy Dexter
A Pickle For The Knowing Ones

“It costs eight hundred dollars a year to support a watch in this town, and yer gentlemen's windows are broken, fences pulled down and Cellars broken open, and much other misdemeanors done at night. Are the watch asleep, or are they afraid to detect those who are guilty of such practises?”

Timothy Dexter
A Pickle For The Knowing Ones