It means that when he was 14 , he was so self-assured about his own knowledge that when his father contradicted what he thought (which was often, because he was 14 and didn’t know much), he thought his father must be an idiot.
― Mark Twain , What Is Man ? “Emperors, kings, artisians, peasens, big people—at the bottom we are all alike and all the same; all just alike on the inside, and when our clothes are off, nobody can tell which of us is which.”
When you fish for love , bait with your heart, not your brain. during the Following the Equator tour. True love is the only heart disease that is best left to “run on”–the only affection of the heart for which there is no help, and none desired. The course of free love never runs smooth.
I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”
Mark Twain > Quotes “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).” “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
Twain’s skepticism about religion lasted all of his life. He had a personal faith — he said he believed in God, attended church and donated money for the construction of a church. But he skewered religious hypocrisy wherever he found it.
Comparison May be the Thief of Joy but Poor Customer Service is the Assassin of the Sale. Theodore Roosevelt said, “ Comparison is the thief of joy ” and Mark Twain said “ Comparison is the death of joy .” Strong words from two smart and famous men. Inter-personally, comparison is most often negative and unproductive.
The 100 Most Famous Quotes of All Time “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” –
It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
“ Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
The text of a cable sent by Mark Twain from London to the press in the United States after his obituary had been mistakenly published.
“My coauthors and I are very intrigued by a quote from Mark Twain ,” lead researcher Jiyin Cao of Northwestern University told PsyPost. “In his book Innocents Abroad, he stated: ‘Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.