It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.
It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.
Folks don’t like to have somebody around knowin’ more than they do. It aggravates ’em. You’re not gonna change any of them by talkin’ right, they’ve got to want to learn themselves, and when they don’t want to learn there’s nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language.
Bad language is a stage all children go through, and it dies with time when they learn they’re not attracting attention with it.
When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles ’em.
Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of – oh, of your father.
Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.