You think people was meaner than they are now? The deputy said. No, the old man said, I don't. I think people are the same from the day God first made one.
He reached down and tapped Suttree's knee with his forefinger. You, my good buddy, are a fourteen carat gold plated son of a bitch. That's what your problem is. And that being your problem, there's not a whole lot of people in sympathy with you. Or with your problem.
People see what they want to see.
It is not my experience that life's difficulties make people more charitable.
If people knew the story of their lives how many would then elect to live them?
People complain about the bad things that happen to em that they dont deserve but they seldom mention the good. About what they done to deserve them things. I dont recall that I ever give the good Lord all that much cause to smile on me. But he did.
It takes very little to govern good people. Very little. And bad people cant be governed at all. Or if they could I never heard of it.