Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
More quotes by Mark Twain
I could have become a soldier if I had waited; I knew more about retreating than the man who invented retreating.
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
More quotes about Wisdom
A verse from the Veda says, ‘What you see, you become.’ In other words, just the experience of perceiving the world makes you what you are. This is a quite literal statement.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it’s more dangerous to lose than to win.
Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side.
He who is only a traveler learns things at second-hand and by the halves, and is poor authority. We are most interested when science reports what those men already know practically or instinctively, for that alone is a true humanity, or account of human experience.
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.
The Jews generally give value. They make you pay; but they deliver the goods. In my experience the men who want something for nothing are invariably Christians.
The world is seldom what it seems; to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as dreams, and dreams realities.
If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t walk run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means keep moving.