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“Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard Some do it with a bitter look Some with a flattering word The coward does it with a kiss The brave man with a sword” ― … Continue reading
Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole! ~Oscar Wilde.
” The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” ~A Woman of No Importance.
A Cynic? Someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing!
Sometimes the poor are praised for being thrifty. But to recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less. —The Soul of Man Under Socialism
“In old days men had the rack. Now they have the press. That is an improvement certainly. But still it is very bad, and wrong, and demoralizing. Somebody — was it Burke? — called journalism the fourth estate. That was … Continue reading
Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography.
The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.
There is always more brass than brains in an aristocracy.