There are laws to protect the freedom of the press's speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press
Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race.
Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish.
The less a man knows the bigger the noise he makes and the higher the salary he commands.
If you shamefully misuse a cat once she will always maintain a dignified reserve toward you afterward. You will never get her full confidence again.
The pause - that impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, howsoever felicitous, could accomplish it.
In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents?
History never repeats itself; at best it sometimes rhymes.
Words are only painted fire, a look is the fire itself. She gave that look, and carried it away to the treasury of heaven, where all things that are divine belong.
There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars.
To me [Edgar Allen Poe's] prose is unreadableâ€”like Jane Austin's [sic]. No there is a difference. I could read his prose on salary, but not Jane's. Jane is entirely impossible. It seems a great pity that they allowed her to die a natural death.
He has been a doctor a year now and has had two patients - no, three, I think - yes, it was three; I attended their funerals.
There is nothing like instances to grow hair on a bald-headed argument.
Adam was the luckiest man in the world. He had no mother-in-law.
...the circumstances and the atmosphere always have so much to do in directing a conversation, especially a German conversation, which is only a kind of an insurrection, anyway.
A man accustomed to American food and American domestic cookery would not starve to death suddenly in Europe, but I think he would gradually waste away, and eventually die.
Whiskey is carried into committee rooms in demijohns and carried out in demagogues.
Once I talked to the inmates of an insane asylum in Hartford. I have talked to idiots a thousand times, but only once to the insane...
The past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
To trust the God of the Bible is to trust an irascible, vindictive, fierce and ever fickle and changeful master.
A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar. Mark Twai
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar. Mark T
A religion that comes of thought, and study, and deliberate conviction, sticks best. The revivalized convert who is scared in the direction of heaven because he sees hell yawn suddenly behind him, not only regains confidence when his scare is over, but is ashamed of himself for being scared, and oft
It was a place of sin, loose women, whiskey and gambling. It was no place for a good Presbyterian, and I did not long remain one.
If you invent two or three people and turn them loose in your manuscript, something is bound to happen to them -- you can't help it; and then it will take you the rest of the book to get them out of the natural consequences of that occurrence, and so first thing you know, there's your book all finis
I said there was but one solitary thing about the past worth remembering, and that was the fact that it is past-can't be restored.