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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:576
AUTHOR:Mark Twain (1835–1910)
QUOTATION: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 anymore.
ATTRIBUTION:MARK TWAIN (Samuel L. Clemens), Following the Equator, vol. 1 (vol. 5 of The Writings of Mark Twain), chapter 11, epigraph, p. 125 (1897, reprinted 1968).
SUBJECTS:Experience
WORKS:Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Twain Collection
 
 
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