Mark Twain quote about pain from Following the Equator - Make it a point to do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
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Make it a point to do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
 Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897). copy citation

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Author Mark Twain
Source Following the Equator
Topic pain duty habit
Date 1897
Language English
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“The heat was pitiless, the flat plains were destitute of grass, and baked dry by the sun they were the color of pale dust, which was flying in clouds. But it was much hotter than this when the relieving forces marched to Lucknow in the time of the Mutiny. Those were the days of 138 deg. in the shade.
CHAPTER LVIII.
Make it a point to do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
—Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar.
It seems to be settled, now, that among the many causes from which the Great Mutiny sprang, the main one was the annexation of the kingdom of Oudh by the East India Company—characterized by Sir Henry Lawrence as «the most unrighteous act that was ever committed.»” source

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