If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence.
Pliny the Elder perished in 79 A.D. when he refused to flee from the great eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, insisting that everything would be all right. It wasn't.
We all make mistakes, but intelligence enables us to do it on purpose.
They [the Pilgrims] believed in freedom of thought for themselves and for all other people who believed exactly as they did.
All Modern Men are descended from a Wormlike creature but it shows more on some people.
Aristotle taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons.
Just when you're beginning to think pretty well of people, you run across somebody who puts sugar on sliced tomatoes.
My philosophy of life can be summed up in four words: It can't be helped.
Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people.
The trouble with the dictionary is that you have to know how a word is spelled before you can look it up to see how it is spelled.
A few Cobras in your home will soon clear it of Rats and Mice. Of course, you will still have the Cobras.
Humor springs from rage, hay fever, overdue rent and miscellaneous hell.
Young normal tigers do not eat people. If eaten by a tiger you may rest assured he was abnormal.
A hermit is simply a person to whom civilization has failed to adjust itself.
An Ant on a hot stove-lid runs faster than an Ant on a cold one. Who wouldn't?
Never call anyone a baboon unless you are sure of your facts.
The moral of the story of the Pilgrims is that if you work hard all your life and behave yourself every minute and take no time out for fun you will break practically even, if you can borrow enough money to pay your taxes.
I only know that all is lost, and that nothing can help me unless I inherit money, strike oil or go to work.
Ah, well! We live and learn, or, anyway, we live.
Even as a child back in Indiana, whenever I took a Butterbelly off the hook I used to ask myself, "Does this fish think?" I would even ask others, "Do you suppose this Butterbelly can think?" And all I would get in reply was a look. At the age of eighteen, I left the state.
[Footnote:] The female of any species is generally regarded as a relatively anabolic organism, more passive than the male, who is relatively katabolic and active. The fact remains that one frequently runs across a rather katabolic female.
We have no Common Vipers in the United States, but we have worse.
The Love bird is one hundred percent faithful to his mate-who is locked into the same cage.
Alexander III of Macedon is known as Alexander the Great because he killed more people of more different kinds than any other man of his time.
The Dodo never had a chance. He seems to have been invented for the sole purpose of becoming extinct and that was all he was good for.
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