She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.
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Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
The trouble with you Chicago people is that you think you are the best people down here, whereas you are merely the most numerous.
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Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.
Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.
If you strike a child, take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
Some people have a foolish way of not minding, or pretending not to mind, what they eat. For my part, I mind my belly very studiously, and very carefully; for I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.