Epigrams of Eve

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George H. Doran Company, 1913 - Epigrams - 96 pages
 

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Page 12 - Consider the lilies of the field; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Page 21 - Friend? A friend is one who stands up for you in public and sits down on you in private. He it is who helps you take your bitter pill by sugar-coating it for you. A friend is one who withholds judgment no matter how long you have his unanswered letter. He refuses to sign your note because he wants to remain your friend. A friend is one who gives you the bouquet before you die. He is your enemy when you need one. A friend is one who...
Page 35 - If a woman is a rag, a bone, and a hank of hair, at least there are many willing ragpickers.
Page 31 - Lives there a man with soul so dead, that never to himself has said this is my own, my native land.
Page 22 - ... remain your friend. A friend is one who gives you the bouquet before you die. He is your enemy when you need one. A friend is one who handles you with boxing gloves when you are strong, and with silk mittens when you are weak. He it is who waits until the morning after to disagree with you. A friend is one who, when he sees you "in the soup,
Page 27 - Love to man, is but a thing to start, 'tis woman's whole persistence. There's many a slip 'twixt the lip and the altar. An ounce of convention is worth a pound of cure. Necessity is the mother-in-law of prevention.
Page 36 - A woman purrs at being termed a kitten but scratches when called a cat.
Page 46 - The only times a woman passes a remnant counter is when she goes shopping for hearts. Love is the germ that produces nearsightedness. Many an hour has been brightened by a dim light.
Page 89 - I am an old man. I have had many troubles but most of them never happened.
Page 30 - The men who reach the summits are few; the majority camp somewhere on the journey, while the balance get tired and take the toboggan route.

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