Give me a chance, says Stupid, and I will show you. Ten to one he has had his chance already, and neglected it.
If it were not for a goodly supply of rumors, half true and half false, what would the gossips do?
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.
Mules and human jackasses are proverbially stubborn.
Death and taxes are inevitable.