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Daemon
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Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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I wish I'd said that! Damn! now I'm envious, Twain would be happy.
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feeling Applause but not more bt it;s gone a true in some point thanks Twain
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Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Yes, greed for power and glory causes envy... more than love does.
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Beautiful wife or handsome husband in most cases cover both situations... Isn't it, my precious?
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Awesome quote. Insight and humour combined in a pretty package.
pedro
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Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


If he doesn't stop and think he might. Envied people are more likely to get killed. If I win the lottery I shall tell no-one other than my bank manager.
CheVegas ☁️ ✈ ☁️
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pedro wrote:
If I win the lottery I shall tell no-one other than my bank manager.


Bankers...pfft. Better to put it in a plastic bag w/ silica gel packs, then a PVC pipe with capped ends, and bury it in the forest. Save the GPS coordinates!
pedro
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CheVegas ✈ wrote:
pedro wrote:
If I win the lottery I shall tell no-one other than my bank manager.


Bankers...pfft. Better to put it in a plastic bag w/ silica gel packs, then a PVC pipe with capped ends, and bury it in the forest. Save the GPS coordinates!



I'd be a bit worried by all those legendary forest monsters watching me bury it.Anxious
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You could always buy a dog,.... bye the way all the PVC piping with capped ends was bought by the gun lobbyists when more stringent gun laws came into play.

Surprise!...... they had already invented metal detectors.
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This quote opens the the chapter 21 Following the Equator (American English title) or More Tramps Abroad (English title) is a non-fiction travelogue published by Mark Twain in 1897.

Chapter 21

Released in 1897 by the American Publishing Co. First edition had 712 pages and 193 illustrations.
Mark Twain's fifth, and final, travel book (preceded by The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, A Tramp Abroad, Life On The Mississippi).

Recounts Twain's experiences on a worldwide lecture tour in 1895-96, focusing primarily on India, Australia, and South Africa.
It is the only travel book in which the narrator identifies himself as Mark Twain; earlier narrators were heavily based on Twain, but also contained fictional elements in their characters. Each chapter heading contains a maxim from Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar—a reference to the calendar maxims in the novel Pudd'nhead Wilson.

Read the book :http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2895/2895-h/2895-h.htm#ch21
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"Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied." -Mark Twain

No matter how many times I looked on to this idea differently, I always come up with one thing.
That is the craving of man to feel important. It is what Freud calls "the desire to be great",
and it is also what D. Carnegie puts on his book "How to win friends & Influence people" as a "gnawing and unfaltering human hunger". How interesting to know that these great men who've been standing on their different lifetimes move their heads up to get their own beautiful views of the same moon. Boo hoo!
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"Vanity --- my favorite thing!"
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That is why mirrors were invented.
Milica Boghunovich
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Evangello wrote:
"Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied." -Mark Twain

No matter how many times I looked on to this idea differently, I always come up with one thing.
That is the craving of man to feel important. It is what Freud calls "the desire to be great",
and it is also what D. Carnegie puts on his book "How to win friends & Influence people" as a "gnawing and unfaltering human hunger". How interesting to know that these great men who've been standing on their different lifetimes move their heads up to get their own beautiful views of the same moon. Boo hoo!


Applause Great insight! That same hunger/greed for material power is hu-women and hu-men hubris.
Verbatim
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Daemon wrote:
Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Desire to be envied trumps the desire to be loved exponentially, into absurdity. All emphases are mine, and could be false.

""My dear,

Man travels to the end of the world to get himself loved.

Man travels to the end of the universe to get himself envied.

Man buys a house to get himself loved.

Man buys a mansion to get himself envied.

Man spends his last dime to get himself loved.

Man spends money he doesn’t have to get himself envied.

Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.

Falsely yours,
Samuel Langhorne Clemens"" Courtesy of http://www.quotes-clothing.com/many-things-loved-all-things-envied-mark-twain/
striker
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love make everybody crazy
TB Turtle
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Twain's satire is delightful, and so is this thread.

I'm sure Striker knows the lack of love make a lot of people crazy too.
Verbatim
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But is there anything a man will not do to get himself elected?
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As a child, before I could read my father use to read Mark Twain to me, and I took my first river boat trip with my best friend at the age of 13, for 3 days camping out at night but always visited by our fathers, just to make sure we were alright...
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