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Mark Twain: Truth and fiction

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t. —Mark Twain Related articles From Mark Twain to Ray Bradbury, Iconic Writers on Truth vs. Fiction (brainpickings.org) Mark Twain’s Top 15 Timeless

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Persecution and not…

    Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)   Related articles Positive Thinking: How to Change Your Future (michellecareer.wordpress.com) Listening to

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Ambrose Bierce: Love

Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage. -Ambrose Bierce, author and editor (1842-1914) Related articles Today’s Quotation: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) – “Gambling” (euzicasa.wordpress.com) “Write it Right” by Ambrose Bierce (larryfarlow.com) Anger (westafricanprincess.wordpress.com)

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George Eliot: Lunacy, at large

“Some people did what their neighbors did so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them.” —George Eliot, Middle March Related articles George Eliot Quote (victoriaandben.wordpress.com)

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Excess wisdom

“The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson Related articles Quote(s) of the Day – Ralph Waldo Emerson on Friendship, Virtue and Success (schnik.it) Thursday Thanks – Wisdom of Experience (thekindnesskronicles.wordpress.com)

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Nasal mob

“The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led. ” —Edgar Allan Poe Related articles The Odd Poe Out (themillions.com) Edgar Allan Poe: Vulgar and Insane (jfloodgroningen.wordpress.com)

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Faith

“Your faith is what you believe, not what you know. ” —Mark Twain Related articles Thesp channels Mark Twain in a Hollywood cemetery (variety.com) Val Kilmer is Mark Twain, on stage at least (twitchy.com) Day 2: Of all the things

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  • IF YOU CANNOT SAY/WRITE WHAT YOU FEEL, YOU'RE BEST OFF NOT SAYING/WRITING ANYTHING AT ALL! 3 weeks ago
  • People only echo what they believe, not what they do not. 3 weeks ago
  • If it feels unjust, it usually is. It helps to know why and, better still, explain why. 3 weeks ago
  • Giving and gifting are not the same. The giver expects; giving should be sustainable. The gifter does not. Gifting is usually excess. 3 weeks ago
  • A change of heart in one does not necessarily imply a change of heart in all. 4 weeks ago
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