• All of us have to be prevaricators, hypocrites, and liars every day of our lives; otherwise the social structure would fall into pieces the first day. We must act in one another's presence just as we must wear clothes. It is for the best

    O. Henry
  • She hadbecome so thoroughly annealed into his life that she was like theair he breathed--necessary but scarcely noticed

    O. Henry
  • It couldn't have happened anywhere but in little old New York

    O. Henry
  • The magi, as you know, were wise men--wonderfully wise men--who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication. And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. O all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi

    O. Henry
  • Pull up the shades so I can see New York. I don't want to go home in the dark

    O. Henry
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