On Self Acceptance

Mark Twain on self-acceptamce

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval”
-Mark Twain

Self acceptance: Being comfortable in your own skin. All else risks a crisis of existential proportions.

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On Learning Wisdom, Eventually

Learning wisdom

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“We chase phantoms half the days of our lives. It is well if we learn wisdom even then, and save the other half.” – Mark Twain

There comes a time in one’s life where he may question, finally, all the distractions of youth that have taken so much time and energy, and see them for what they are: nameless, faceless phantoms of fear and want , without merit or purpose.

Even then, after one has given over half a life to such imaginary phantoms and ghosts, it is worthwhile to to finally see what is important, and then to pursue only that.

On Judging a Book by its Cover

Clothes make the man. Make a good first impression and people tend to listen to what you have to say

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“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society”
-Mark Twain

One should refrain, as much as possible, from judging a book merely by its cover. But it is also best when a book has a clean, well-made cover.