What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing, he knew nobody had said it before.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Peace by persuasion has a pleasant sound, but I think we should not be able to work it. We should have to tame the human race first, and history seems to show that that cannot be done.
More quotes about Wisdom
The way to be immortal (I mean not to die at all) is to have me for your heir. I recommend you to put me in your will and you will see that (as long as I live at least) you will never even catch cold.
If it matters, it will hurt like knives or wrap and lift you in the most immeasurable joy. Or both. One thing is certain, you will feel intensely alive.
There are no conditions to which a person cannot grow accustomed, especially if he sees that everyone around him lives in the same way.
My facts shall be falsehoods to the common sense. I would so state facts that they shall be significant, shall be myths or mythologies. Facts which the mind perceived, thoughts which the body thought – with these I deal.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
Defeat in itself was part and parcel of the great gambling game of politics. A man who could not accept it and try again was not of the stuff of which leaders are made.
A private Life is to be preferred; the Honor and Gain of publick Posts, bearing no proportion with the Comfort of it
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.