Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.
By what right has the dog come to be regarded as a noble animal? The more brutal and cruel and unjust you are to him the more your fawning and adoring slave he becomes; whereas, if you shamefully misuse a cat once she will always maintain a dignified reserve toward you afterward-you will never get her full confidence again.
Just the omission of Jane Austen’s books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn’t a book in it.
Happiness ain’t a thing in itself -it’s only a contrast with something that ain’t pleasant. And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain’t happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh.
More quotes about Wisdom
A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.
All say, How hard it is that we have to die – a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.
I feel nothing but the accursed happiness I have dreaded all my life long: the happiness that comes as life goes, the happiness of yielding and dreaming instead of resisting and doing, the sweetness of the fruit that is going rotten.