I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
More quotes by Mark Twain
After a few months’ acquaintance with European coffee, one’s mind weakens, and his faith with it, and he begins to wonder if the rich beverage of home, with its clotted layer of yellow cream on top of it, is not a mere dream after all, and a thing which never existed.
Scientists have odious manners, except when you prop up their theory; then you can borrow money of them.
More quotes about Wisdom
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
Zeal ever follows an appearance of truth, and the assured are too apt to be warm; but it is their weak side in argument; zeal being better shown against sin than persons, or their mistakes.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.