Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Some people get an eduction without going to college; the rest get it after they get out.
Behold the fool saith "Put not all thine eggs in the one basket"- which is but a manner of saying, "Scatter your money and your attention"; but the wise man saith, "Put all your eggs in the one basket and - watch that basket!"
Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information.
Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
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