What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.
More quotes by Mark Twain
As a thinker and planner the ant is the equal of any savage race of men; as a self-educated specialist in several arts she is the superior of any savage race of men; and in one or two high mental qualities she is above the reach of any man, savage or civilized!
Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.
I am admonished in many ways that time is pushing me inexorably along. I am approaching the threshold of age; in 1977 I shall be 142. This is no time to be flitting about the earth. I must cease from the activities proper to youth and begin to take on the dignities and gravities and inertia proper to that season of honorable senility which is on its way.
More quotes about Wisdom
No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. I you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
There is nothing that can be changed more completely than human nature when the job is taken in hand early enough.
To be mature you have to realize what you value most… Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one’s own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.