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.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Contributed by: Zaady
Every generalization is dangerous, especially this one.
Next to possessing genius one's self is the power of appreciating it in others.
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
Whatever a man's age, he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole.
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