Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
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- Old men are dangerous: it doesn’t matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
- A man who has no office to go to — I don’t care who he is — is a trial of which you can have no conception.
- A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself.
- A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most. On Other Peoples Expectations: The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor; he took my measurement anew every time he saw me, while all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me.
- The only way for a woman to provide for herself decently is for her to be good to some man that can afford to be good to her.
- The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.