It is by the goodness of God that we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
More quotes by Mark Twain
It takes an enemy and a friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart. The one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you.
But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
Who prays for Satan? Who, in 1,800 years, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
More quotes about Wisdom
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Pasteboard pies and paper flowers are being banished from the stage by the growth of that power of accurate observation which is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it….
The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. Collect and learn them; they are notable measures of directions for human life; you have much in little; they save time in speaking; and upon occasion may be the fullest and safest answer.
What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.