The phrase "Founding Fathers" exists to make me giggle
The flexing of pectorals in a dream
I've known some pretty dumb chess players in my life
Further proof that standardized tests mean nothing more
Than a nickel in someone's lonesome tip jar
The Queen's Indian Defense won't save you now
Mistaking a herd of sheep for an approaching army
You too will be trampled underfoot
Want to get smart? Get a loan
That alone won't be enough
You'll need a couple jobs too
This course of action is in both of our best inerests
Studies have found that everyone
Wins every now and again
Just remember, don't be a sheep.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear. Except a
creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave; it is merely
a loose misapplication of the word. Consider the flea!--incomparably the
bravest of all the creatures of God, if ignorance of fear were courage.
Whether you are asleep or awake he will attack you, caring nothing for the fact
that in bulk and strength you are to him as are the massed armies of the earth
to a sucking child; he lives both day and night and all days and nights in the
very lap of peril and the immediate presence of death, and yet is no more
afraid than is the man who walks the streets of a city that was threatened by
an earthquake ten centuries before. When we speak of Clive, Nelson, and Putnam
as men who "didn't know what fear was," we ought always to add the flea--and
put him at the head of the procession.
-- Mark Twain, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"
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