I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough.
More quotes by Mark Twain
A jay hasnt got any more principle than a Congressman. A jay will lie, a jay will steal, a jay will deceive, a jay will betray; and four times out of five, a jay will go back on his solemnest promise.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.
More quotes about Wisdom
It took me twenty years of studied self-restraint, aided by the natural decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public.
There is no daily chore so trivial that it cannot be made important by skipping it two days running.
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character, putting together all their yesterdays and averaging them, we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support, it is worse than a large family, he is the silent poor indeed.
For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.
A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.