The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.
More quotes by Mark Twain
All say, How hard it is that we have to die – a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.
More quotes about Wisdom
Solitude is dangerous to reason, without being favorable to virtue. Remember that the solitary mortal is certainly luxurious, probably superstitious, and possibly mad.
We should always have three friends in our lives-one who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we’ve cleared the way.
There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits not because recompense is a pleasure for them, but because obligation is a pain.
If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.
Your dreams may have shattered, but that doesn’t mean they are over. They can still be turned into a mosaic of success.
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. They prefer suffering that is familiar to the unknown.