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James Thurber
Author, humourist

This is the posture of fortune's slave: one foot in the gravy, one foot in the grave.

1956 - from "The Mouse and the Money" in Further Fables for Our Time
You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.

1945 - from The Thurber Carnival
The difference between our decadence and the Russians is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic.