Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
More quotes by Mark Twain
A man’s house burns down. The smoking wreckage represents only a ruined home that was dear through years of use and pleasant associations. By and by, as the days and weeks go on, first he misses this, then that, then the other thing. And when he casts about for it he finds that it was in that house. Always it is an essential – there was but one of its kind. It cannot be replaced. It was in that house. It is irrevocably lost. It will be years before the tale of lost essentials is complete, and not till then can he truly know the magnitude of his disaster.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
More quotes about Wisdom
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.
We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage.
One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.