I know all those people. I have friendly, social, and criminal relations with the whole lot of them.
More quotes by Mark Twain
What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man’s breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding what human eye has not seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to discover a great thought – an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightning carry your messages. To be the first – that is the idea.
I don’t know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed, except the answer to prayer.
There it is: it doesn’t make any difference who we are or what we are, there’s always somebody to look down on! somebody to hold in light esteem, somebody to be indifferent about.
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which, before their union, were not perceived to have any relation.
More quotes about Life
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
Youth should not be slandered. Boy nature and girl nature are less repressed and therefore more wholesome today than before. If they at times seem unimpressed by their elders, it is probably because we make a matter of authority what should be a matter of conference. These young people are new people sent to this scene by Destiny to take our places. They come with new visions to fulfill, new powers to exploit.
The partnership of mind and matter is one which has existed since the beginning of time and cannot be dissolved.
Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
Forgiveness of those who have transgressed against you, or those you love, is not about them; it is about you. It is a gift to yourself.
There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves.