He was such a good man that people hated to see him coming.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Source: Adventures of Huckelberry Finn
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Faith is believing what you know ain't so.
Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.
Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.
Source: Following the Equator, 1897
Copyright © 2015 Gaiam, Inc.