We Americans… bear the ark of liberties of the world.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Happiness ain’t a thing in itself -it’s only a contrast with something that ain’t pleasant. And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain’t happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh.
Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
More quotes about Life
[Moving to the West] was a culture shock. I had never seen cereal before! We had cottage cheese and pancakes in Russia, not colorful circles that came in cardboard boxes.
Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table.
Let us not, however, upon this account rashly conclude that she is capable of supporting any burden, nor even be too confident that she could support, without great distress, a burden a little greater than what has already been laid upon her.
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
I dont want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. (The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.)
I have some wonderful friends from the Mideast that are as red, white and blue as anybody you know, that have been harassed, and I think it’s a terrible, terrible thing.
I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.