Mark Twain: Truth and fiction

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Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.

Mark Twain

Persecution and not…

 

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Español: Ralph Waldo Emerson. Français : Ralph Waldo Emerson Italiano: Ralph Waldo Emerson Nederlands: Fotogravure van Ralph Waldo Emerson Português: Ralph Waldo Emerson Русский: Ральф Уолдо Эмерсон Svenska: Ralph Waldo Emerson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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)

 

 

Ambrose Bierce: Love

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Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage. -Ambrose Bierce, author and editor (1842-1914)

George Eliot: Lunacy, at large

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“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

Excess wisdom

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nasal mob

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1848 Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe at 39, a year before his death (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led. ”
Edgar Allan Poe

Faith

Mark Twain

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“Your faith is what you believe, not what you know. ”
Mark Twain