The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Who prays for Satan? Who, in 1,800 years, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
Why was the human race created? Or at least why wasn’t something creditable created in place of it? God had His opportunity. He could have made a reputation. But no, He must commit this grotesque folly – a lark which must have cost Him a regret or two when He came to think it over and observe effects.
Of the delights of this world, man cares most for sexual intercourse. He will go to any length for it-risk fortune, character, reputation, life itself.
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
More quotes about Wisdom
Zeal ever follows an appearance of truth, and the assured are too apt to be warm; but it is their weak side in argument; zeal being better shown against sin than persons, or their mistakes.
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
Wake up, you’ve been sleeping. Take up your bed and walk. Stop blaming other people. Oh, it’s nobody else’s fault.
You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.
We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.