A Quote by H. L. Mencken on harsh, sober, convict, and death-house

The harsh, useful things of the world, from pulling teeth to digging potatoes, are best done by men who are as starkly sober as so many convicts in the death-house, but the lovely and useless things, the charming and exhilarating things, are best done by men with, as the phrase is, a few sheets in the wind. 

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Source: Prejudices, Fourth Series, 1924

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on anger, pain, speech, angry, blows, tit for tat, and harsh

Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada— translated by Max Müller v. 133

Contributed by: Zaady

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