Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people but if we tried to shut up the insane we would run out of building materials.
More quotes about Wisdom
When I feel like dancing, I dance. I don’t care if anyone else is dancing or if everyone else is laughing at me. I dance.
We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.
Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.
It is not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.
I must walk toward Oregon, and not toward Europe. And that way the nation is moving, and I may say that mankind progress from east to west. We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future, with a spirit of enterprise and adventure.
What terrible questions we are learning to ask! The former men believed in magic, by which temples, cities, and men were swallowed up, and all trace of them gone. We are coming on the secret of a magic which sweeps out of men’s minds all vestige of theism and beliefs which they and their fathers held and were framed upon.
What is the imagination? Only an arm or weapon of the interior energy; only the precursor of the reason.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
Ive learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.