There was never a century nor a country that was short of experts who knew the Deity’s mind and were willing to reveal it.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Evolution is the law of policies: Darwin said it, Socrates endorsed it, Cuvier proved it and established it for all time in his paper on The Survival of the Fittest. These are illustrious names, this is a mighty doctrine: nothing can ever remove it from its firm base, nothing dissolve it, but evolution.
From his cradle to his grave a man never does a single thing which has any FIRST AND FOREMOST object but one – to secure peace of mind, spiritual comfort, for HIMSELF.
We had the sky up there, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss whether they was made or just happened.
I take my only exercise acting as a pallbearer at the funerals of my friends who exercise regularly.
More quotes about Wisdom
Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts.
What is life but the angle of vision? A man is measured by the angle at which he looks at objects. What is life but what a man is thinking of all day? This is his fate and his employer. Knowing is the measure of the man. By how much we know, so much we are.
Nowadays the host does not admit you to his hearth, but has got the mason to build one for yourself somewhere in his alley, and hospitality is the art of keeping you at the greatest distance.
Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some single pursuit, for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.
It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.
Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought -a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!
Our most important task is to transform our consciousness so that violence is no longer an option for us in our personal lives, that understanding that a world of peace is possible only if we relate to each other as peaceful beings, one individual at a time.
Don’t call a woman a bitch. Call her an ass-hole. It still gets your point across and it’s not sexist.
I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.
You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.