O. Henry

If man knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never marry.

A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.

You can't appreciate home till you've left it, money till it's spent, your wife till she's joined a woman's club, nor Old Glory till you see it hanging on a broomstick on the shanty of a consul in a foreign town.

She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership).


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