On Accomplishment vs. Boasting

Mark Twain on Accomplishment

“There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
-Mark Twain

When you’re truly busy getting things done, you usually don’t have a lot of time to talk about it.

 

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On Pride’s Downfall

“Human pride is not worth while; there is always something lying in wait to take the wind out of it”
-Mark Twain, Following the Equator

Pride is a tricky thing. It can be a fine thing, too, like pride for work, family, community, and the accomplishments of others. 

But pride only for the sake of itself, without humility, is sure to be humiliated. Best to carry the humility with you from the start.