If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
On with dance, let joy be unconfined, is my motto; whether there’s any dance to dance or any joy to unconfined.
More quotes about Wisdom
To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.
A jay hasnt got any more principle than a Congressman. A jay will lie, a jay will steal, a jay will deceive, a jay will betray; and four times out of five, a jay will go back on his solemnest promise.
By his machines man can dive and remain under water like a shark; can fly like a hawk in the air; can see atoms like a gnat; can see the system of the universe of Uriel, the angel of the sun; can carry whatever loads a ton of coal can lift; can knock down cities with his fist of gunpowder; can recover the history of his race by the medals which the deluge, and every creature, civil or savage or brute, has involuntarily dropped of its existence; and divine the future possibility of the planet and its inhabitants by his perception of laws of nature.
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not an example.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
Pasteboard pies and paper flowers are being banished from the stage by the growth of that power of accurate observation which is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it….
Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
Go anywhere in England where there are natural, wholesome, contented, and really nice English people; and what do you always find? That the stables are the real center of the household.