There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion – several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn’t straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother’s path to happiness and heaven.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
More quotes about Wisdom
Its proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.
Friendship is the next Pleasure we may hope for: And where we find it not at home, or have no home to find it in, we may seek it abroad. It is an Union of Spirits, a Marriage of Hearts, and the Bond thereof Vertue.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
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.