To be good is noble but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
Quote by Mark Twain
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Mark Twain Quotes
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
If I could get any animal it would be a dolphin. I want one so bad. Me and my mom went swimming with dolphins and I was like, 'How do we get one of those?' and she was like, 'You can't get a dolphin. What are you gonna do, like, put it in your pool?'
We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
We learned about gratitude and humility - that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean... and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect.
I am running for president to help create a better future. A future where everyone who wants a job can find one. Where no senior fears for the security of their retirement. An America where every parent knows that their child will get an education that leads them to a good job and a bright horizon.
In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
You know, my movies are important on an economic basis, on an artistic basis.
It is strange that the years teach us patience that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.