Random Mark Twain Quote
Mark Twain Quotes
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words
Out of all the things I have lost I miss my mind the most.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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.
“All schools, all colleges, have two great functions: to confer, and to conceal, valuable knowledge. The theological knowledge which they conceal cannot justly be regarded as less valuable than that which they reveal. That is, when a man is buying a basket of strawberries it can profit him to know that the bottom half of it is rotten.
“But we are all that way: when we know a thing we have only scorn for other people who don’t happen to know it.”
“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly and I did. I said I didn’t know.”
“For all the talk you hear about knowledge being such a wonderful thing, instinct is worth forty of it for real unerringness.”
We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that the savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.