“ 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.”
So throw off the bowlines . Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. The metaphor is about sailing and bowlines are used to hold the sailboat to the dock (where there is no danger). Throwing them off means going sailing!
― 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.”
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.
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.” –
Short Travel Quotes “Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets” ~ Oscar Wilde. “ We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.” “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” “Don’t listen to what they say, go see” ~ Chinese Proverb. Don’t Quit Your Day Dream.
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.”
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.
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.