The most poignant quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate and learn from
Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.
Mark Twain ( 1835 ~ 1910 )
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to.
Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often
Better a broken promise than none at all.
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
All generalizations are false, including this one.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
It is easier to stay out than get out.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
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