Few sinners are saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.
More quotes by Mark Twain
What is Man? Man is a noisome bacillus whom Our Heavenly Father created because he was disappointed in the monkey.
By common consent of all the nations and all the ages the most valuable thing in this world is the homage of men, whether deserved or undeserved.
Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
There is nothing you can say in answer to a compliment. I have been complimented myself a great many times, and they always embarrass me-I always feel that they have not said enough.
More quotes about Wisdom
Only those who know the supremacy of the intellectual life can understand the grief of one who falls from that serene activity into the absorbing soul-wasting struggle with worldly annoyances.
He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
The trouble with you Chicago people is that you think you are the best people down here, whereas you are merely the most numerous.
When a man is just and firm in his purpose, the citizens burning to approve a wrong or the frowning looks of a tyrant. Do not shake his fixed mind, nor the Southwind. Wild lord of the uneasy Adriatic, nor the thunder in the mighty hand of Jove: Should the heavens crack and tumble down, as the ruins crushed him he would not fear.
One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.
While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?
Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every new idea contributes in its passage to scour away. It is the putrefaction of stagnant life, and is remedied by exercise and motion.