I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Contributed by: Zaady
October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.
To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
There is nothing so annoying as to have two people talking when you're busy interrupting.
It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with confidence, stands a good chance to deceive.
I'll risk forty dollars that he can outjump an frog in Calaveras county
Source: The Celebrated Jumping Frog, 1865
In studying the traits and dispositions of the so-called lower animals, and contrasting them with man's, I find the result humiliating to me.
It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
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