Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
More quotes by Mark Twain
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
We are chameleons, and our partialities and prejudices change place with an easy and blessed facility, and we are soon wonted to the change and happy in it.
I repeat, sir, that in whatever position you place a woman she is an ornament to society and a treasure to the world. As a sweetheart, she has few equals and no superiors; as a cousin, she is convenient; as a wealthy grandmother with an incurable distemper, she is precious; as a wet-nurse, she has no equal among men. What, sir, would the people of the earth be without woman? They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce.
More quotes about Wisdom
The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.
I do not know how to distinguish between our waking life and a dream. Are we not always living the life that we imagine we are?
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
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.