Dear, dear, it only shows that there is nothing diviner about a king than there is about a tramp, after all. He is just a cheap and hollow artificiality when you don't know he is a king. But reveal his quality, and dear me it takes your very breath away to look at him. I reckon we are all fools. Born so, no doubt.
Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred.
Supposing is good, but finding out is better.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
It is better for a man to remain silent and appear a fool, then to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
The first time the Deity came down to earth, he brought life and death; when he came the second time, he brought hell.