Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
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
I haven’t any right to criticize books, and I don’t do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can’t conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.
I think I can say, and say with pride, that we have some legislatures that bring higher prices than any in the world.
What is Man? Man is a noisome bacillus whom Our Heavenly Father created because he was disappointed in the monkey.
I don’t know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed, except the answer to prayer.
More quotes about Life
Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
I do not believe, even remotely, that you have to have a partner in your life in order to be whole, in order to be complete, in order to be fulfilled. You just don’t have to.
Experience is the harvest of life, and every harvest is the result of a sowing. The experience which young people must crave is that of success in some service for which they are naturally fitted.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
If you really understand Zen, you can use any book, even the dictionary, because the sound of the rain needs no translation.
Sometimes, the only way to discover who you are or what life you should lead is to do less planning and more living…