If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Contributed by: Zaady
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion are adversaries, some are insane.
Source: Mark Twain Lecture on Christian Science (1899)
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
It takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
Source: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler - and less trouble.
He was such a good man that people hated to see him coming.
Source: Adventures of Huckelberry Finn
It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.
Source: Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar
Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
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