The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful.
If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.
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 on a hot stove lid again and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
Man is the only man that blushes. Or needs to.