Mark Twain quote explanation?

What does Mark Twain mean by these quotes?

"“Adam be but human-this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple’s sake, he considered necessary it only because it be forbidden. The mistake was contained by not forbidding the serpent; then he would own eaten the serpent.”

"Habit is way, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time."


Answers:    1. adam be tempted by the certainty that it was forbidden, not because the apple be tasty looking. the intact problem could have be prevented by using that trait of man to get rid of the tempter, not the reason of temptation.

2. it is not unforced to get rid of a way as if you could just throw it away or flung out the skylight. to get rid of a habit(down the stairs) it must be broken(coaxed) slowly and repeatedly. i focus it shows his weird humorous descriptive handiness.
1. the grass is always greener. We want what we can own, and seldom appreciate that which is freely at hand.

2. folks are creatures of habit, and silver comes in slow even steps.
I see it surrounded by two parts. The first is that people are contained by so many ways rebelious. Unfortunately, sometimes the best channel to get someone TO do something, is to speak about them "DON'T!"

The second part seem to say that you cannot break a mannerism by all at once saying- "Done! Not going to do that any more!" Instead, a obsession takes a step by step approach to totally break it and be in motion forward.
I think surrounded by the first part he is adage that the greater fault contained by man is that he is too simple minded,, by wanting the apple (the temptation offered), he fail to see the greater temptation..(all the serpents knowledge).

On the other paw in the next quote, He is letting man off the hook for one so feeble minded..for after adjectives he IS just a man...and therefor no more than a creature of quirk.

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