I can live for two months on a good compliment.
More quotes by Mark Twain
When we think of friends, and call their faces out of the shadows, and their voices out of the echoes that faint along the corridors of memory, and do it without knowing why save that we love to do it, we content ourselves that that friendship is a Reality, and not a Fancy-that it is builded upon a rock, and not upon the sands that dissolve away with the ebbing tides and carry their monuments with them.
Don’t tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.
More quotes about Wisdom
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.
Is not disease the rule of existence? There is not a lily pad floating on the river but has been riddled by insects. Almost every shrub and tree has its gall, oftentimes esteemed its chief ornament and hardly to be distinguished from the fruit. If misery loves company, misery has company enough. Now, at midsummer, find me a perfect leaf or fruit.
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring. If there is no response in you to the awakening of nature – if the prospect of an early morning walk does not banish sleep, if the warble of the first bluebird does not thrill you – know that the morning and spring of your life are past. Thus may you feel your pulse.