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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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Be good and you will be lonesome.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
KSPavan
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May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
Edward Abbey
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If loneliness is the only flip side of goodness, let it be so…
Nisar Akhtar
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Beware of the person whom you do good.
Nisar Akhtar
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Beware of the person whom you do good.
gerry
Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015 2:35:23 AM
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Very true no good deed ever goes unpunished
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015 2:41:44 AM

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Daemon wrote:
Be good and you will be lonesome.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Be good and you will be lonesome in the wrong company.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015 4:38:57 AM

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Daemon wrote:
Be good and you will be lonesome.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


I prefer Mae West's version: "When I'm good I'm good, but when I'm bad I'm better!"
The Diplomat
Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015 5:40:57 AM

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Are we to assume that those who have people close to them - as in friends and/or family - aren't good people?
I think I understand this in the sense that there are few people who follow a pure, good path, so they end lonely on that path. On the other hand it is pretty hard to be wholesome, so I guess it's a question of choice: loneliness, one of humanity's worst affliction, or moral virtue?
rd387
Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015 7:01:08 AM

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:d
NeuroticHellFem wrote:
Daemon wrote:
Be good and you will be lonesome.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


I prefer Mae West's version: "When I'm good I'm good, but when I'm bad I'm better!"


That's too good, NeuroticHellFem.
Dancing
sandeep patra
Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015 7:23:20 AM

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Very true you need to face the blunt from others if you want to be good and it's the hard reality of todays world
monamagda
Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015 7:31:55 AM

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"Be good and you will be lonesome" is, I suppose, one of Mark Twain's most widely quoted utterances on moral topics. At first thought one may wonder why this apparently Bohemian apothegm should have taken such hold upon the heart of a nation which above all things else adores virtue. But the difficulty disappears the instant one reflects that these seven words express as in a nutshell precisely the kind and temper of virtue that the nation adores. Like Wilson's observation on the dog, the saying is cryptic and requires explication. Twain tells us in his autobiography that when he was a boy his mother always allowed about thirty per cent. on what he said for "embroidery" and so "struck his average." The saying means, as I take it, first of all, don't lose your sense of humor as those do who become infatuated with their own particular hobbies in goodness. Calculate to keep about in the middle of the road, but make allowances for all reasonable shades of difference in taste and opinion. Don't be too good or you will find yourself in a barren and uninfluential minority of one. In America, whatever is not social is not virtue. When he put his shoulder under the debts of his bankrupt publishing house, the author of the apothegm himself explained its meaning. Natively fond of strong language, careless of peccadilloes, tolerant of all human frailties though he was -- kin-making touches of nature -- his feet were "mortised and tenoned" in domestic rectitude and common morality.

From Nation, 90
May 12, 1910
[Stuart P. Sherman]

http://twain.lib.virginia.edu/sc_as_mt/mtobit6.html
Καroιiηε Frαzão
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Applause Applause
io4yiu
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rd387 wrote:
:d
NeuroticHellFem wrote:
Daemon wrote:
Be good and you will be lonesome.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


I prefer Mae West's version: "When I'm good I'm good, but when I'm bad I'm better!"


That's too good, NeuroticHellFem.
Dancing


Hehe : D
8BooksOfSengathe
Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:17:40 AM

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Daemon wrote:
Be good and you will be lonesome.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)



Reminds me of The Lone Ranger .
striker
Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:55:18 AM
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i'm founding that now in my life
Sri Harsha
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If you do good now later you will be saved by it.
monamagda
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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
Daemon wrote:
Be good and you will be lonesome.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


I prefer Mae West's version: "When I'm good I'm good, but when I'm bad I'm better!"



PERFECT NEUROTIC, AS ALWAYS! So am I.Applause
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015 1:38:08 PM

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As always, a very true statement............
Gary98
Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015 2:21:03 PM

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Daemon wrote:
Be good and you will be lonesome.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Is it because good company are hard to find, or women like bad boys?
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