I looked up a couple of Mark Twain quotes for my last blog. It's amazing how timeless his wisdom truly was. Besides his two quotes that I used in that post, here are several other quotes that relate to things I have read or thought about in the last couple of weeks:
- A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
- I have never let schooling interfere with my education.
- It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
- It is easier to stay out than get out.
- Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
- Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.
- The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- There are three types of lies: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
- There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress.
- We have the best government that money can buy.
- Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
The last quote may well some up Twain's philosophy on life. (Not to mention Rothbard's and Mencken's) This one is a major reason that I've started writing this blog:
- Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.
And last, I found one that pretty well matches my own philosophy:
- Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.