Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Principles aren’t of much account anyway, except at election time. After that you hang them up to let them season.
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
More quotes about Wisdom
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man’s judgment.
The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.
Men being born with a title to perfect freedom and uncontrolled enjoyment of all the rights and privileges of the law of nature . . . no one can be put out of his estate and subjected to the political view of another, without his consent.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.
The mind is refrigerated by interruption; the thoughts are diverted from the principal subject; the reader is weary, he suspects not why; and at last throws away the book, which he has too diligently studied.
Kindness, love, strength and determination personified!! Madiba reminds me that everything is possible!
The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
We must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, trial by jury, and the English common law find their most famous expression in the American Declaration of Independence.
Any government is free to the people under it (whatever be the frame) where the law rules, and the people are a party to those laws, and more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, or confusion.