The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.
H. L. Mencken
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Wealth – any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one’s wife’s sister’s husband.
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If He Tom Sawyer had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.
No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.
At this very moment, you may be saying to yourself that you have any number of admirable qualities. You are a loyal friend, a caring person, someone who is smart, dependable, fun to be around. That’s wonderful, and I’m happy for you, but let me ask you this: are you being any of those things to yourself?
Thinking calls for facts; facts are found by digging; but he who has gathered this wealth is well equipped for life.