I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
More quotes by Mark Twain
To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did; I ought to know because I’ve done it a thousand times.
The person that had took a bull by the tail once had learnt sixty or seventy times as much as a person that hadn’t, and said a person that started in to carry a cat home by the tail was getting knowledge that was always going to be useful to him, and warn’t ever going to grow dim or doubtful. Chances are, he isn’t likely to carry the cat that way again, either. But if he wants to, I say let him!
A banker is a fellow who lends his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
More quotes about Wisdom
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
It is permissible even for a dying hero to think before he dies how men will speak of him hereafter. His fame lasts perhaps two thousand years. And what are two thousand years?… What, indeed, if you look from a mountain top down the long wastes of the ages? The very stone one kicks with one’s boot will outlast Shakespeare.
Our faith comes in moments… yet there is a depth in those brief moments which constrains us to ascribe more reality to them than to all other experiences.
Do not undervalue the headache. While it is at its sharpest it seems a bad investment; but when relief begins, the unexpired remainder is worth $4 a minute.
He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left to him owes to his father’s care.
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.