Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Let us be grateful to Adam, our benefactor. He cut us out of the blessing of idleness and won for us the curse of labor.
A joke, even if it be a lame one, is nowhere so keenly relished or quickly applauded as in a murder trial.
All I say is, kings is kings, and you got to make allowances. Take them all around, they’re a mighty ornery lot. It’s the way they’re raised.
More quotes about Wisdom
Does he council you better who bids you, Money, by right means, if you can: but by any means, make money?
No two men can be half an hour together but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
True, there are architects so called in this country, and I have heard of one at least possessed with the idea of making architectural ornaments have a core of truth, a necessity, and hence a beauty, as if it were a revelation to him. All very well perhaps from his point of view, but only a little better than the common dilettantism.