Switzerland is simply a large, lumpy, solid rock with a thin skin of grass stretched over it.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
It takes an enemy and a friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart. The one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you.
More quotes about Wisdom
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience!
We worship not the Graces, nor the Parcae, but Fashion. She spins and weaves and cuts with full authority. The head monkey at Paris puts on a traveler’s cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same.
People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable.
The poets aim is either to profit or to please, or to blend in one the delightful and the useful. Whatever the lesson you would convey, be brief, that your hearers may catch quickly what is said and faithfully retain it. Every superfluous word is spilled from the too-full memory.
Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.
Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.
If people misunderstand you, do not worry…it is your voice that they hear, but what goes through their mind is…their own thoughts.
If thou art clean and warm, it is sufficient; for more doth but rob the Poor, and please the Wanton.