The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain’t so.
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- A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
- We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.
- Between us, we cover all knowledge; he knows all that can be known and I know the rest.
- Happiness ain’t a thing in itself –it’s only a contrast with something that ain’t pleasant. And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain’t happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh.
- I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
- The trouble with you Chicago people is that you think you are the best people down here, whereas you are merely the most numerous.