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It's a wise man who profits by his own experience, but it's a good deal wiser one who lets the rattlesnake bite the other fellow.
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
It is true that wealth won't make a man virtuous, but I notice there ain't anybody who wants to be poor just for the purpose of being good.
The happiest time in a man's life is when he is in the red hot pursuit of a dollar with a reasonable prospect of overtaking it.
What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul I suppose this depends somewhat upon the size of the soul. I think there are cases where the trade would do.
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
A man running for office puts me in mind of a dog that's lost--he smells everybody he meets, and wags himself all over.
I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time.
Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners.
My son, observe the postage stamp! Its usefulness depends upon its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.
The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm.
The miser and the glutton are two facetious buzzards: one hides his store, and the other stores his hide.
The more humble a man is before God the more he will be exalted; the more humble he is before man, the more he will get rode roughshod.
There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them.
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