As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep and never to refrain when awake.
More quotes by Mark Twain
By what right has the dog come to be regarded as a noble animal? The more brutal and cruel and unjust you are to him the more your fawning and adoring slave he becomes; whereas, if you shamefully misuse a cat once she will always maintain a dignified reserve toward you afterward-you will never get her full confidence again.
More quotes about Wisdom
A woman’s heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed receipt.
Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified for an instructor as youth, for it has not profited so much as it has lost.
One gains universal applause who mingles the useful with the agreeable, at once delighting and instructing the reader.
He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.
Any enlightenment which requires to be authenticated, certified, recognized, congratulated, is false, or at least incomplete.