There is no regular system of taxation, but when the Emperor or the Bashaw want money, they levy on some rich man, and he has to furnish the cash or go to prison. Therefore, few men in Morocco dare to be rich.
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If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.
I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.
You have heretofore found out, by my teachings, that man is a fool; you are now aware that woman is a damned fool.
They are common defects of my own, and one mustn't criticise other people on grounds where he can't stand perpendicular himself.
I like a good story well told. That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell them myself.
Sometimes you gwyne to git hurt, en sometimes you gwyne to git sick; but every time you's gwyne to git well agin.
It was indeed a glad and gracious time, and the half dozen rash spirits that ventured to disapprove of the war and cast a doubt upon its righteousness straightway got such a stern and angry warning that for their personal safety's sake they quickly shrank out of sight and offended no more in that way.
When I reflect upon the number of disagreeable people who have gone on to a better world, I am moved to lead a different life.
I waked that I judged it was after eight o'clock. I laid there in the grass and the cool shade thinking about things, and feeling rested and ruther comfortable and satisfied. I could see the sun out at one or two holes, but mostly it was big trees all about, and gloomy in.
She remained both girl and woman to the last day of her life. Under a grave and gentle exterior burned inextinguishable fires of sympathy, energy, devotion, enthusiasm, and absolutely limitless affection.
The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.