The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.
More quotes by Mark Twain
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one – keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
Nations do not think, they only feel. They get their feelings at second hand through their temperaments, not their brains. A nation can be brought – by force of circumstances, not argument – to reconcile itself to any kind of government or religion that can be devised; in time it will fit itself to the required conditions; later it will prefer them and will fiercely fight for them.
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
More quotes about Wisdom
In the end, people will judge you anyway, so don’t live our life impressing other – live your life impressing yourself.
Plenty of times I wanted to haul off when somebody insulted me for the color of my skin, but I had to hold to myself. I knew I was kind of an experiment. The whole thing was bigger than me.
We must hold a man amenable to reason for the choice of his daily craft or profession. It is not an excuse any longer for his deeds that they are the custom of his trade. What business has he with an evil trade?
Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.