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O. Henry
(1862-1910) born on
Sep 11
US short-story writer, journalist. William Sidney Porter was a prolific writer of short stories with surprise endings, e.g., "The Gift of the Magi."
         
   
F
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.

R
If man knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never marry.
A
She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership).
N
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
K
Whenever he saw a dollar in another man's hands he took it as a personal grudge, if he couldn't take it any other way.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Sixes and Sevens," "Makes the Whole World Kin," 1911.
R: "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog," in "The Four Million," 1906.
A: "Strictly Business," "A Ramble in Aphasia," 1910.
N: "Sixes and Sevens," "Makes the Whole World Kin," 1911.
K: "The Octopus Marooned."
   


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