A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Beautiful credit! The foundation of modern society. Who shall say that this is not the golden age of mutual trust, of unlimited reliance upon human promises? That is a peculiar condition of society which enables a whole nation to instantly recognize point and meaning in the familiar newspaper anecdote, which puts into the mouth of a distinguished speculator in lands and mines this remark: – I wasn’t worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two millions of dollars.
The person that had took a bull by the tail once had learnt sixty or seventy times as much as a person that hadn’t, and said a person that started in to carry a cat home by the tail was getting knowledge that was always going to be useful to him, and warn’t ever going to grow dim or doubtful. Chances are, he isn’t likely to carry the cat that way again, either. But if he wants to, I say let him!
Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
A banker is a fellow who lends his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
More quotes about Life
To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
Mistrust the man who finds everything good, the man who finds everything evil and still more the man who is indifferent to everything.
When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.
There have been times when I’ve been around people I wouldn’t care to be around, and if I could get away I would. We have a word in Mississippi – we just don’t seem to set horses. In other words, this person is always saying something that gets your goat, y’understand? But when people treat you mean, you dislike them for that, but not because of their person, who they are. I was born and raised in a segregated society, but when I left there I had nobody I disliked other than the people that’d mistreated me, and that only lasted for as long as they were mistreating me.