By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man’s, I mean.
More quotes by Mark Twain
I think I can say, and say with pride, that we have some legislatures that bring higher prices than any in the world.
The true charm of pedestrianism does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking. The walking is good to time the movement of the tongue by, and to keep the blood and the brain stirred up and active; the scenery and the woodsy smells are good to bear in upon a man an unconscious and unobtrusive charm and solace to eye and soul and sense; but the supreme pleasure comes from the talk.
More quotes about Wisdom
Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.
Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their taste or their humor, to once from their reason.
Physically there is nothing to distinguish human society from the farm-yard except that children are more troublesome and costly than chickens and calves and that men and women are not so completely enslaved as farm stock.
Why do you treat me as they do, as though I were exactly what I want to be. Why do we treat people that way?
I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
Here undoubtedly lies the chief poetic energy: -in the force of imagination that pierces or exalts the solid fact, instead of floating among cloud-pictures.
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.