The ability to find solutions to life's challenges is what makes us grow as a person.
All generalizations are false, including this one. Mark Twai
Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. You cannot eliminate habits that no longer serve you. You can only replace them with new habits that support your goals. Moment by moment, you need to live with awareness and structure the habits
It is easier to stay out than get out.
I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me.
Inherently, each one of us has the substance within to achieve whatever our goals and dreams define. What is different for each of us is the training, education, knowledge and insight to utilize what we already have.
I will gradually drop this subject of graveyards. I have been trying all I could to get down to the sentimental part of it, but I cannot accomplish it. I think there is no genuinely sentimental part to it. It is all grotesque, ghastly, horrible.
Herschel removed the speckled tent-roof from the world and exposed the immeasurable deeps of space, dim-flecked with fleets of colossal suns sailing their billion-leagued remoteness.
The house was as empty as a beer closet in premises where painters have been at work.
Now he found out a new thing--namely, that to promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.
There have been innumerable Temporary Seekers after the Truth-have you ever heard of a permanent one?
It is yet another Civilized Power, with its banner of the Prince of Peace in one hand and its loot-basket and its butcher-knife in the other. Is there no salvation for us but to adopt Civilization and lift ourselves down to its level?.
There is nothing in either savage or civilized history that is more utterly complete, more remorselessly sweeping than the Father of MercyÂ´s campaign among the Midianites. The official report deals only in masses, all the virgins, all the men, all the babies. all Â´creatures that breathe,Â´ all hou
The exercise of an extraordinary gift is the supremest pleasure in life.
To eat is human, to digest, divine
A wanton waste of projectiles.
Even popularity can be overdone. In Rome, along at first, you are full of regrets that Michelangelo died; but by and by, you only regret that you didn't see him do it.
The wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others' advantage, and not our own; to lie healingly, charitably, humanely, not cruelly, hurtfully, maliciously; to lie gracefully and graciously, not a
Between us, we cover all knowledge; he knows all that can be known and I know the rest.
Public Servant: Persons chosen by the people to distribute the graft.
I said nothing of the sort.
Experience comes from bad judgment.
from the beginning of my sojourn in this world there was a persistent vacancy in me where the industry ought to be. (Ought to was is better, perhaps, though the most of the authorities differ as to this.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Mark Twai
I smoke in moderation. Only one cigar at a time.
There is a sumptuous variety about the New England weather... In the spring I have counted one hundred and twenty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.
Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.
If the man doesn't believe as we do, we say he is a crank, and that settles it. I mean, it does nowadays, because now we can't burn him.
Whose property is my body? Probably mine. I so regard it. If I experiment with it, who must be answerable? I, not the State. If I choose injudiciously, does the state die? Oh, no.
The true and lasting genius of humour does not drag you thus to boxes labelled 'pathos,' 'humour,' and show you all the mechanism of the inimitable puppets that are going to perform. How I used to laugh at Simon Tapperwit, and the Wellers, and a host more! But I can't do it now somehow; and time, it