14 Salt of the Earth Sayings from Popeye

We’ll take some common sense wherever we can find it!

Growing up, Popeye was one of the most beloved cartoon characters for many of us. His common sense wisdom was sprinkled in amongst some truly silly situations, meaning he usually was the most sane-sounding of all his friends. And, who doesn’t love the friendly Depression era grifting of Wimpy? Here are 14 tidbits of wisdom from one of the greatest cartoons ever created.

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14) I am what I and that’s all that I am!

13) If we can’t be friends, we’ll be enemies.

12) I’ll take you all on one at a time!

11) Where’s the entrance to the exit?

10) I mean what I say and I say what I mean.

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9) I’m strong to the finish, ’cause I eats me Spinach!

8) (in regards to his ward, Swee’Pea) I ain’t man enough to be his mother!

7) I ain’t no tailor but I know what suits me.

6) Don’t touch nothing. You might get a venerable disease!

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5) It is not ill-gotten, it’s good-gotten gains. -Olive Oyl

4) I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.

-J. Wellington Wimpy

3) Let’s you and him fight!

-J. Wellington Wimpy

2) I’d like to invite you over to my house for a duck dinner… you bring the ducks! -J. Wellington Wimpy

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1) That’s all I can stands, ‘cuz I can’t stands no more!