Wealth and rank are what every person desires ;but if they can only be retained to the detriment of the Way they professes, they must relinquish them. Poverty and obscurity are what every person detests ;but if they can only be avoided to the detriment of the Way they professes, they must accept them. The Nobel person who parts company with Goodness does not fulfill that name. Never for a moment does a noble person quit the way of Goodness. ……..
Members of the Florida legislature and police chief meeting a cake of soap was passing it by without recognition, but the cake of soap insisted on stopping and shaking hands. Thinking it might possibly be in the enjoyment of elective franchise, all gave it a cordial and earnest grasp. On letting it go they observed that a part of it adhered to their fingers, and running to a brook to great alarm proceeded to wash it off. In doing so they necessarily got some on the other and when they had finished washing both were so white that they went to bed and sent for a physician.
A man marries a woman hoping she will never change.
A woman marries a man expecting him to change but knowing he never will.
A woman has to have the last word in any argument, anything after her last word is a new argument.
There’s nothing on this earth as vicious as a woman protecting what is hers. …..or trying to take something that ain’t
Samuel Maverick Texas Ranger at the Alamo, his slave was offered quarter by the Santiana but Joe Griffin refused and fought furiously to his death.
Memoirs of Mary A.Maverick Wife to Samuel Maverick
The mere fact that a man could be, under the law ; the actual master of the mind and body of human beings had as does have a psychotic deliberate even clearly insane disastrous effect. It tented to inflate the ego of most planters beyond all reason; they become arrogant to say the very least, strutting, quarrelsome kinglets ; they issued commands; they made laws; they shouted their orders; they expected deference and self-abasement ; they were choleric and easily insulated. Their” honor” became a vast and awful thing, requiring wide and insistent deference.