CRAWFORD, Francis Marion Quotes
(1854-1909), American novelist
The devil knoweth his own, and is a particularly bad paymaster.
It makes little difference what the trade, business, or branch of learning, in mechanical labor, or intellectual effort, the educated man is always superior to the common laborer. One who is in the habit of applying his powers in the right way will carry system into any occupation, and it will help him as much to handle a rope as to write a poem.
If there were no evil in ourselves there could be no temptation from without, for nothing evil could seem pleasant.