A joke, even if it be a lame one, is nowhere so keenly relished or quickly applauded as in a murder trial.
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It is a time when one’s spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream… I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people’s tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting.
Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial “we.”
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Any coward can fight a battle when he’s sure of winning, but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he’s sure of losing. That’s my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat.
You must learn to drink the cup of life as it comes … without stirring it up from the bottom. That’s where the bitter dregs are!
The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.
Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.
When the romance is gone, if it’s always you left searching for it, maybe it’s time to stop looking, and start searching for someone new, and start a new romantic journey.