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Adam was but human—this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake; he wanted it only because it was forbidden.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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Daemon wrote:
Adam was but human—this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake; he wanted it only because it was forbidden.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Adam was but man – this explains it all. He wanted the apple only because it was wanted by Eve...
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Daemon wrote:
Adam was but human—this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake; he wanted it only because it was forbidden.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


OF Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit
Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal tast
Brought Death into the World, and all our woe,
With loss of Eden, till one greater Man
Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat,
Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top
Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire
That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed,
In the Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth
Rose out of Chaos: or if Sion Hill ...

Paradise Lost: Book 1
BY JOHN MILTON
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Daemon wrote:
Adam was but human—this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake; he wanted it only because it was forbidden.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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Daemon wrote:
Adam was but human—this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake; he wanted it only because it was forbidden.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Our morals can only be made clear in an abstract way. Like any cultural teaching, in fact. Because life in itself is abstract: it's a mystery.
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Daemon wrote:
Adam was but human—this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake; he wanted it only because it was forbidden.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


This explains it all...
Also the subsequent long fall,
For never wanting to play ball.
The painful wait for the call,
With hope for the Kingdom Hall,
The chance for another schmoll.
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Daemon wrote:
Adam was but human—this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake; he wanted it only because it was forbidden.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Nah, he only wanted the apple because he didn't want to lose the only woman on the planet. If she was going to die, he might as well go with her since living would have no point without another human, especially a female...d'oh!

Notice: her desire was for things that pleased the eye, his desire was for the female. Still that way today.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
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Context from : The Tragedy of Pudd'Nhead Wilson

Chapter 2
Driscoll Spares His Slaves


Adam was but human--this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent.

Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar


Pudd'nhead Wilson had a trifle of money when he arrived, and he bought a small house on the extreme western verge of the town. Between it and Judge Driscoll's house there was only a grassy yard, with a paling fence dividing the properties in the middle. He hired a small office down in the town and hung out a tin sign with these words on it:


D A V I D W I L S O N
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR-AT-LAW
SURVEYING, CONVEYANCING, ETC.

But his deadly remark had ruined his chance--at least in the law. No clients came. He took down his sign, after a while, and put it up on his own house with the law features knocked out of it. It offered his services now in the humble capacities of land surveyor and expert accountant. Now and then he got a job of surveying to do, and now and then a merchant got him to straighten out his books. With Scotch patience and pluck he resolved to live down his reputation and work his way into the legal field yet. Poor fellow, he could foresee that it was going to take him such a weary long time to do it.


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