Women will sometimes confess their sins, but I never knew one to confess her faults.
The bee, though it finds every rose has a thorn, comes back loaded with honey from his rambles; and why should not other tourists do the same?
Mules and human jackasses are proverbially stubborn.
Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success. Thomas Chandler Haliburto
Punctuality is the sole of business.
As soon as a woman begins to dress "loud," her manners and conversation partake of the same element.
When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.
A brave man is sometimes a desperado: a bully is always a coward.
People have no right to make fools of themselves, unless they have no relations to blush for them.
Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
Loud-dressing men and women have also loud characters.
There is nothing like fun, is there? I haven't any myself, but Ido like it in others. O, we need it. We need all the counterweights we can muster to balance the sad relations of life. God has made many sunny spots in the heart; why should we exclude the light from them?
We can do without any article of luxury we have never had; but when once obtained, it is not in human natur' to surrender it voluntarily.
Life ain't all beer and skittles.
[Grateful] Cheerfulness is health; its opposite, [ungrateful] melancholy, is disease.
Self-possession is the backbone of authority.
Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience. Thomas Chandler Haliburto
One of the old philosophers says that it is the part of wisdom to sometimes seem a fool; but in our day there are too many ready-made ones to render this a desirable policy.
Hurry is only admissible in catching flies.
Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
Fastidiousness is the envelope of indelicacy.
Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
Ceremony is all backbone.
Favoritism manifests itself in all departments of government, public and private. It is the harder to avoid, because it is so natural.
Give me a chance, says Stupid, and I will show you. Ten to one he has had his chance already, and neglected it.
The suspicious parent makes an artful child.
Money is a necessity; so is dirt.
Mothers can get weaned as well as babies.
Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success. Thomas Chandler Halibu
A temperate anger has virtue in it.