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    Milya Tabarovahas quoted5 months ago
    such material as serves to illustrate some easily recognizable human trait.
    It is almost needless to say that this book should not be read continuously. It should be taken in small doses, as it is
    b9000542659has quotedlast year
    An old colored man charged with stealing chickens was arraigned in court and was incriminating himself when the judge said:
    hannahmk66has quoted2 years ago
    LIFE'S ETERNAL QUERY
    Did it ever occur to you that a man's life is full of cussedness? He comes into the world without his consent, and goes out against his will, and the trip between is exceedingly rocky.

    When he is little, the big girls kiss him; when he is big, the little girls kiss him. If he is poor, he is a bad manager; if he is rich, he's a crook. If he is prosperous, everybody wants to do him a favor; if he needs credit, they hand him a lemon.

    If he is in politics, it is for graft; if out of politics, he is no good to his country. If he doesn't give to charity, he's a tightwad; if he does, it's for show. If he is actively religious, he is a hypocrite; and if he takes no interest in religion, he is a heathen.

    If he is affectionate, he is a soft mark; if he cares for no one, he is cold-blooded. If he dies young, there was a great future for him; if he lives to an old age, he missed his calling.

    If you don't fight, you're yellow; if you do, you're a brute.

    If you save your money, you're a grouch; if you spend it, you're a loafer; if you get it, you're a grafter, and if you don't get it, you're a bum.

    So what's the use?

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