O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter . Porter's 400 short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, characterization and the clever use of twist endings.
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“Money doesn't change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that's all.”
“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”
“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”
“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
Henry David Thoreau
“It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.”
“We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.”
Henry Ward Beecher
“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”
“I had three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society”
“In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.”
“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.”
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