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!"
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort 'em as much as you please.
Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
Source: Following the Equator, 1897
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
I have criticized absent people so often, and then discovered, to my humiliation, that I was talking with their relatives, that I have grown superstitious about that sort of thing and dropped it.
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