Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Other Mark Twain quotes:
Do good when you can, and charge when you think they will stand it.
At 50, a man can be an ass without being an optimist but not an optimist without being an ass.
When in doubt, tell the truth.
Do one thing every day you don't want to do.
Always tell the truth; then you don't have to remember anything.
The secret to getting ahead is getting started.
Good judgment comes from experience. And where does experience come from? Experience comes from bad judgment.
Enthusiasm is caught, not taught.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
How many of you believe in telekinesis? Raise my hand.