In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.
Form Just City
Early to bed and early to rise is a bad rule for anyone who wishes to become acquainted with our most prominent and influential people.
Acquainted Bed Rise
Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.
Until Nothing Into
The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.
Travel Weeks Enjoy
A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
Who Friend Relative
Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
A man never feels more important than when he receives a telegram containing more than ten words.
Never Containing Words
Anybody can win - unless there happens to be a second entry.
Second Happens Win
For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
A good folly is worth what you pay for it.
Good You Pay
If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.
Preferable Were Presents
It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after.
Cold Time Morning