It is at our mother’s knee that we acquire our noblest and truest and highest ideals, but there is seldom any money in them.
More quotes by Mark Twain
I was exceedingly delighted with the waltz, and also with the polka. These differ in name, but there the difference ceases
Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It’s like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won’t fatten the dog.
I cannot see how a man of any large degree of humorous perception can ever be religious – except he purposely shut the eyes of his mind and keep them shut by force.
There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
More quotes about Wisdom
The safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
The perception of the comic is a tie of sympathy with other men, a pledge of sanity, and a protection from those perverse tendencies and gloomy insanities in which fine intellects sometimes lose themselves. A rogue alive to the ludicrous is still convertible. If that sense is lost, his fellow-men can do little for him.
If a diplomat says yes, he means perhaps. If he says perhaps he means no. And if he says no, he’s the hell of a diplomat.
She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.