Mark Twain: Instructive

Portrait of Samuel Clemens as a youth holding ...

Portrait of Samuel Clemens as a youth holding a printer’s composing stick with letters SAM. Daguerreotype; sixth plate. Plate mark: Scovill. Inscribed in case well: G.H.[?] Jones Jonco? / Hannibal Mo / 1850 / Nov. 29th. On case pad: Samuel L. Clem-/ens – [illegible] / Taken Dec. 1850 / Age 15. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I cannot keep from talking, even at the risk of being instructive.”
Mark Twain.

 

 

Joe Henderson: Your toughest opponent

Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don’t so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head.

Joe Henderson, running coach and author

 

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    English: Obstacle This is one of the obstacles on the toughest mountain bike trail on Whiteash Hill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson: 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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Ambrose Bierce portre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Excess wisdom

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (Photo credit: Books18)

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

Thomas Paine: Harder the conflict

Thomas Paine, Engraving

Thomas Paine, Engraving (Photo credit: Marion Doss)

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”
Thomas Paine.

Edgar Allan Poe: Nasal mob

1848 Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe at 39, a...

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

Zora Neale Hurston: Envious heart, treacherous ear

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“An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.”
Zora Neale Hurston, “Their Eyes Were Watching God

Mark Twain: Faith

Mark Twain

Mark Twain (Photo credit: aftab.)

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson: How and why

Ralph Waldo Emerson, ca. 1857

Ralph Waldo Emerson, ca. 1857 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

—Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Better mousetrap

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Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Live now

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“With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. ”
Ralph Waldo Emerson