Tag Archives: Mark Twain

Taking Risks

Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park (shaleewanders.com) Thought for the Week Wisdom lies not in avoiding risks, but in taking them for the right reasons.  “Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.” ~Mark Twain ∴

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The Problem With People

Photo by Vitor Fontes Thought for the Week The best way to deal with people is to remember they’re just people. Forgive them that (and yourself in the bargain) and you’ll at least be headed in the right direction. Oh, … Continue reading

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Snow Grins

“Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!” ~Jule Styne “Let it stop. Let it stop. Let it stop.” ~Everyone Else Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slide show. “I used to be Snow White, … Continue reading

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Popular Idea, Unpopular Word

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” ~Mark Twain “He tried to name which of the deadly seven might apply, and when he failed he decided to append an eighth, regret.” ~Charles Frazier               (Sinner) “They … Continue reading

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A Note to My Virtuous Friends

“To do good is noble, but to teach others to do good is nobler…and much less trouble.” ~Mark Twain Many of us who are writers and teachers hope, I suspect, to affirm our own nobility by telling others how to … Continue reading

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Worry!

“You’re worried about what-ifs. Well, what if you stopped worrying?” ~Shannon Celebi “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.” ~Mark Twain “You’re trying to eat grass that isn’t … Continue reading

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If I Could Just Fix Everyone…

              “To be good is noble, but to teach others to be good is nobler,          and less trouble.” ~Mark Twain “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming … Continue reading

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Popular Idea, Unpopular Word

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” ~Mark Twain “He tried to name which of the deadly seven might apply, and when he failed he decided to append an eighth, regret.” ~Charles Frazier               (Sinner) “They … Continue reading

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A Note to My Virtuous Friends

“To do good is noble, but to teach others to do good is nobler…and much less trouble.” ~Mark Twain Many of us who are writers and teachers hope, I suspect, to establish our own nobility by telling others how to … Continue reading

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