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My Own Adventure in Common Sense
It is pleasant to feel the response of an audience to the spoken word, and this is the spiritual reward of the public speaker. But I now tasted the delight of seeing my writing in print, and the joy of it was more than that of the orator.
The Smile Of La Joconde
WHEN Leonardo's Mona Lisa finally got back to her place upon the walls of the Louvre all the world came to see her—at least on the first day of her home-coming some twenty thousand trooped by to have a look at the most famous of paintings.
A Recipe For Happiness
It is worth while to try any recipe for happiness. Here is one that at least is to be commended for its simplicity and for the fact that it is within the reach of all.
The Secret Of Permanent Pleasure
HOW can I get the most out of life? How can I keep from having that sense of dissatisfaction from coming to bed with me of nights? How can I have, for my visitor at the close of day, that feeling of content, that the gone twenty-four hours were worth while?
Spanking Father
The question may arise, Who is going to decide which individuals are to be spanked? The answer is simple. If no one has any other nomination to offer, I will decide.
Things
Miss MATHILDA TOMMET of Milwaukee left a will the other day eight and one-half feet long, written in her own hand on sheets of paper pasted together.
The Horror Of Jewels
Expensive jewels are of value to the rich as a quick means of squandering their money and creating misery.
In Paris
I think I read somewhere in Thackeray his account of a certain tailor in the Rue Something-or-other whom he owed a long-standing bill, and Who, when Thackeray came to see him and apologized for not paying, not only expressed deep sympathy with his customer's embarrassment but even offered to lend him money. Such things do happen--in Paris.
Flapdoodle
THE food on which fools are fed - says the Standard Dictionary.
Strange!
That those who observe custome and conventions are called wise and safe, while those who believe in their reason, listen to the dictates of their heart, and trust their instinct are considered dangerous, if not wicked.
Whats The Matter With Art?
SHORTLY after the first production of the opera Nail, at Paris, I met its composer, Mr. Isadore Lara, who, I found, saw eye to eye with me on the question, What's the Matter With Art?
The American Penal System
For instance, we, who believe that prisons and punishments are wrong, are generally classed with the sentimental perverts who pet criminals, with the women who carry bouquets to murderers, weep over the sad lot of burglars that have been justly laid by the heels, and want to feed them pie.
In Praise Of Laziness
I MAKE no bones of it, but here confess and set down that I am lazy. I was born lazy and it has grown on me. I would never move at all if it did not hurt so to remain in one position. The only reason I take exercise is in order to relax afterward.
The Ladies Card Game
If the ladies want to play cards in a taxicab, let them alone. It is more healthful, to say the least, than playing poker in the Black Hole of Calcutta, otherwise known as the card room of the club.
Love And Wisdom
This earth was made for lovers, and he who loves not, though he be walking about, is dead, dead, dead.
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