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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mark Twain quote: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. Throw off the bowlines.


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
- Mark Twain

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
- Mark Twain

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
- Mark Twain

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the
dog.
- Mark Twain

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small
people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can
become great.
- Mark Twain

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the
pig.
- Mark Twain

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could
hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I
was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
- Mark Twain

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
- Mark Twain

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
- Mark Twain

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

2 comments:

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  2. What a laugh. I see this touchy-feely, mid-1990's-sounding quote about "bowlines" being attributed to Samuel Clemens all over the Internet - and it doesn't sound like ANYTHING that cantankerous codger EVER said!

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