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    Like Adam, our first conspicuous ancestor, I must begin, and lay the blame upon a woman; I am glad to recognize that I differ from the father of my sex in no important particular, being as manlike as most of his sons.
    — Owen Wister
    tags: sex  father  son  adam 
     
    In the United States 'First' and 'Second' class can't be painted on railroad cars, for all passengers, being Americans, are equal and it would be 'unAmerican.' But paint 'Pullman' on a car and everyone is satisfied.
    — Owen Wister
    tags: american 
     
    An aristocrat in morals as in mind.
    — Owen Wister
    tags: mind  morals 
     
    With a gun against my belly I... I always smile.
    — Owen Wister
    tags: smile 
     
    I reckon some parsons have a right to tell yu' to be good. The bishop of this hyeh Territory has a right. But I'll tell yu' this: a middlin' doctor is a pore thing, and a middlin' lawyer is a pore thing; but keep me from a middlin' man of God.
    — Owen Wister
    tags: men  right  god  doctor 
     
    But no earthly foot can step between a man and his destiny.
    — Owen Wister
    tags: men 
     
    I thought there should in truth be heavy damages for malpractice on human souls.
    — Owen Wister
    tags: truth  thoughts  human  soul 
     
    It may be that them whose pleasure brings you into this world owes you a living, but it don't mean the world is responsible.
    — Owen Wister
    tags: living  world  pleasure 
     
    When you can't have what you choose, you just choose what you have.
    — Owen Wister
    It was neither preaching nor praying that made a better man of me, but one or two people who believed in me better than I deserved, and I hated to disappoint them.
    — Owen Wister
    tags: men  people 
     
    When a man ain't got no ideas of his own, he'd ought to be kind o' careful who he borrows 'em from.
    — Owen Wister
    tags: men  ideas 
     
    Said Aristotle unto Plato, 'Have another sweet potato?' Said Plato unto Aristotle, 'Thank you, I prefer the bottle.'
    — Owen Wister
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