No brute ever does a cruel thing—that is the monopoly of those with the Moral Sense.
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As near as I can make out, geniuses think they know it all, and so they won't take people's advice, but always go their own way, which makes everybody forsake them and despise them, and that is perfectly natural. If they was humbler, and listened and tried to learn, it would be better for them.
The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn't indicate or promise, and which the other kind of eye couldn't detect.
Monday morning always found him so—because it began another week's slow suffering in school.
It's an awful snug place for orgies." "What orgies?" "I dono. But robbers always have orgies, and of course we've got to have them, too.
After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.
That's just the way: a person does a low-down thing, and then he don't want to take no consequences of it. Thinks as long as he can hide it, it ain't no disgrace.
When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati because it's always 20 years behind the times.
They said they would rather be outlaws a year in Sherwood Forest than President of the United States forever.
But it is a blessed provision of nature that at times like these, as soon as a man's mercury has got down to a certain point there comes a revulsion, and he rallies. Hope springs up, and cheerfulness along with it, and then he is in good shape to do something for himself, if anything can be done.
They are common defects of my own, and one mustn't criticise other people on grounds where he can't stand perpendicular himself.
Man never creates, he only recombines the lines and colors of his own existance.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.