When congress is in session no American is safe.
Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance.
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself. Mark Twai
There is no use in your walking five miles to fish when you can depend on being just as unsuccessful near home.
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
Manifestly, dying is nothing to a really great and brave man.
Well, my book is written-let it go. But if it were only to write over again there wouldn't be so many things left out. They burn in me; and they keep multiplying; but now they can't ever be said. And besides, they would require a library-and a pen warmed up in hell.
The lack of money is the root of all evil. Mark T
Really, what we want now, is not laws against crime, but a law against insanity. That is where the true evil lies.
I am content to be a bric-a-bracker and a Ceramiker.
Prosperity is the best protector of principle.
In America-as elsewhere-free speech is confined to the dead.
We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that the savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.
The government is merely a servantâ€•merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.
No sane man can be happy, for to him life is real, and he sees what a fearful thing it is.
The longing of my heart is a fairy portrait of myself: I want to be pretty; I want to eliminate facts and fill up the gap with charms.
It is yet another Civilized Power, with its banner of the Prince of Peace in one hand and its loot-basket and its butcher-knife in the other. Is there no salvation for us but to adopt Civilization and lift ourselves down to its level?.
Troubles are only mental; it is the mind that manufactures them, and the mind can gorge them, banish them, abolish them.
Comedy keeps the heart sweet.
All people have had ill luck, but Jairus's daughter and Lazarus had the worst.
Missionarying was a better thing in those days than it is in ours. All you had to do was to cure the head savageÂ´s sick daughter by a miracle- a miracle like the miracle of Lourdes in our day, for instance- and immediately that head savage was your convert, and filled to the eyes with a new convert
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
He does not care for flowers. Calls them rubbish, and cannot tell one from another, and thinks it is superior to feel like that.
When red-haired people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.
The person who has no opinion will seldom be wrong.
But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.
Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
After my marriage she edited everything I wrote. And what is more, she not only edited my works, she edited me.
The best and most telling speech is not the actual impromptu one but the counterfeit of it.