If we giv up our minds tew little things we never shall be fit for big ones. I knew a man once who could ketch more flies with one swoop ov his hand than enny boddy else could, and he want good at ennything else.
It iz a darned sight eazier tew find six men who kan tell exactly how a thing ought tew be did than tew find one who will do it.
I don't kno az i want tew bet enny money, and giv odds, on the man, who iz alwus anxious tew pray out loud, every chance he kan git.
I don't beleaf in bad luck being sot for a man, like a trap, but i hav known lots ov folks, who if thare waz enny fust rate bad luck lieing around loose, would be sure tew git one foot in it enny how.
Dangers are sum like a kold bath, very dangerous while you stand stripped on the bank, but often not only harmless, but invigorating, if you pitch into them.
"Familiarity breeds kontempt." This only applies tew men, not tew hot bukwheat slapkakes, well buttered and sugared.
Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just, But four times he who gets his blow in fust
Poverty is the stepmother of genius.
I don't care how much a man talks, if he only says it in a few words.
Nature never makes blunders; when she makes a fool she means it.
Better make a weak man your enemy than your friend.
Love is like the measles; we can't have it bad but once, and the later in life we have it the tougher it goes with us.
A secret ceases to be a secret if it is once confidedit is like a dollar bill, once broken, it is never a dollar again.
The lion and the lamb may, possibly, sumtime lay down in this world together for a fu minnits, but when the lion kums tew git up, the lamb will be missing.
I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.