What, sir, would the people of the earth be without woman? They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce.
More quotes by Mark Twain
I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t.
There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe… the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here.
More quotes about Wisdom
To do something, say something, see something, before anybody else – these are things that confer a pleasure compared with which other pleasures are tame and commonplace, other ecstasies cheap and trivial.
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy – but he who has shown the better temper.
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.
Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.