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Daemon
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We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit on a hot stove lid again and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
JMV
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Classic Mark Twain. Wisdom and wit in nearly every line.
Bully_rus
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Is this the reasoning or just jesting for fun? But who knows for sure, except for cat herself...
ddaniel
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interesting humor, as always, but we are not cats - I have burned myself in life, but I shall not cease living because of it.
Bully_rus
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JMV wrote:
Classic Mark Twain. Wisdom and wit in nearly every line.



Which of two lines is in doubt? Just kidding...
mudbudda669
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Good god he's always right, so many cats out there.
Verbatim
Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 2:16:05 PM
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Daemon wrote:
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit on a hot stove lid again and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Now, if only the cat would extend the wisdom of that experience to sitting down on the fan...
Cats or people, only learn one thing at a time.
monamagda
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Quotation from :Following the Equator
Chapter 11

"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is
in it--and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot
stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again--and that is
well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one any more."
-Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar.

Here. Twain quoted his character Pudd'nhead Wilson, from his own novel, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar".


http://www.online-literature.com/twain/
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 8:05:16 PM

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unfortunately there are people who are more dumb than cats...
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