Advice to youth

western-meadowlark-bird-sturnella-neglecta-725x487Go to bed early, get up early–this is wise. Some authorities say get up with the sun; some say get up with one thing, others with another. But a lark is really the best thing to get up with.

It gives you a splendid reputation with everybody to know that you get up with the lark; and if you get the right kind of lark, and work at him right, you can easily train him to get up at half past nine, every time–it’s no trick at all.

Advice to Youth, by Mark Twain


12 thoughts on “Advice to youth

      1. If I were alone I would get up earlier. However, this foreward thinking man keeps me in bed until noon and I’ve become quite accustomed to it.

        1. That’s the worst of all vices, Charlotte, and simply not acceptable on this blog. You’ll have to cultivate another one. What about gluttony? This is a good time to start working on it.

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