We have not all had the good fortune to be ladies. We have not all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground.
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- A soiled baby, with a neglected nose, cannot be conscientiously regarded as a thing of beauty.
- Fortune knocks at every man’s door once in a life, but in a good many cases the man is in a neighboring saloon and does not hear her.
- No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.
- He is useless on top of the ground; he ought to be under it, inspiring the cabbages.
- It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
- Monarchies, aristocracies, and religions are all based upon that large defect in your race — the individual’s distrust of his neighbor, and his desire, for safety’s or comfort’s sake, to stand well in his neighbor’s eye. These institutions will always remain, and always flourish, and always oppress you, affront you, and degrade you, because you will always be and remain slaves of minorities. There was never a country where the majority of the people were in their secret hearts loyal to any of these institutions.