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.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
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.
Good judgment comes from experience. And where does experience come from? Experience comes from bad judgment.
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