The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Fortune knocks at every man’s door once in a life, but in a good many cases the man is in a neighboring saloon and does not hear her.
A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle; …they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; …those they love are taken from them, and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. It comes at last-the only unpoisoned gift earth ever had for them-and they vanish from a world where they were of no consequence, …a world which will lament them a day and forget them forever.
More quotes about Wisdom
The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I think no chair is so much needed.
Do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
All Excess is ill: But Drunkenness is of the worst Sort. It spoils Health, dismounts the Mind, and unmans Men: It reveals Secrets, is Quarrelsome, Lascivious, Impudent, Dangerous and Mad. In fine, he that is drunk is not a Man: Because he is so long void of Reason, that distinguishes a Man from a Beast.
Every woman wants to be first to someone sometime in her life and that desire is the explanation for many strange things women do.
Who can guess how much industry and providence and affection we have caught from the pantomime of brutes?