That is just the way in this world; an enemy can partly ruin a man, but it takes a good-natured injudicious friend to complete the thing and make it perfect.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. --Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. --Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar
I pulled one of the stories out by the roots, and left the other--a kind of literary Caesarean operation.