What a sight there is in that "smile!" it changes like a chameleon. There is a vacant smile, a cold smile, a smile of hate, a satiric smile, an affected smile; but, above all, a smile of love.
Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
There is the kiss of welcome and of parting, the long, lingering, loving, present one; the stolen, or the mutual one; the kiss of love, of joy, and of sorrow; the seal of promise and receipt of fulfillment.
Be it remembered that we command nature, as it were, by obeying nature's laws; so the woman who would control her husband does so through obedience.
If you have a thrust to make at your friend's expense, do it gracefully, it is all the more effective. Some one says the reproach that is delivered with hat in hand is the most telling.
Wise men, like wine, are best when old; pretty women, like bread, are best when young.
Mules and human jackasses are proverbially stubborn.
Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.
Favoritism manifests itself in all departments of government, public and private. It is the harder to avoid, because it is so natural.
Life ain't all beer and skittles.
Last Update: 16 April 2021
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