If the desire to kill and the opportunity to kill came always together, who would escape hanging?
More quotes by Mark Twain
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate: when he can’t afford it, and when he can.
What, sir, would the people of the earth be without woman? They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce.
More quotes about Wisdom
Esther liked books out where everyone could see them, a sort of graphic index to the intricate labyrinth of her mind arrayed to impress the most casual guest, a system of immediate introduction which she had found to obtain in a number of grimy intellectual households in Greenwich Village.
If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go: perchance it will wear smooth.
A mere literary man is a dull man; a man who is solely a man of business is a selfish man; but when literature and commerce are united, they make a respectable man.
Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it.
Do not undervalue the headache. While it is at its sharpest it seems a bad investment; but when relief begins, the unexpired remainder is worth $4 a minute.
It is proved…that things cannot be other than they are, for since everything was made for a purpose, it follows that everything is made for the best purpose.