Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down-stairs one step at a time.
....try the mustard, - a man can't know what turnips are in perfection without mustard.
We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world and it's efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read-
Water is an individual, an animal, and is alive, remove the hydrogen and it is an animal and is alive; the remaining oxygen is also an individual, an animal, and is alive. Recapitulation: the two individuals combined, constitute a third individual-and yet each continues to be an individual....here w
The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.
Simplified spelling is all right, but, like chastity, you can carry it too far.
Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.
I bring you this stately matron named Christendom, returning bedraggled, besmirched, and dishonored from pirate raids in Kiao-Chow, Manchuria, South Africa, and the Phillipines, with her soul full of meanness, her pocket full of boodle, and her mouth full of pious hypocrisies. Give her soap and a to
One should never use exclamation points in writing. It is like laughing at your own joke.
In the small town of Hannibal, Missouri, when I was a boy, everybody was poor, but didn't know it; and everybody was comfortable and did know it.
It may have happened, it may not have happened but it could have happened.
Do not undervalue the headache. While it is at its sharpest it seems a bad investment; but when relief begins, the unexpired remainder is worth $4 a minute.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
It makes one hope and believe that a day will come when, in the eye of the law, literary property will be as sacred as whiskey, or any other of the necessaries of life. It grieves me to think how far more profound and reverent a respect the law would have for literature if a body could only get drun
In my age, as in my youth, night brings me many a deep remorse. I realize that from the cradle up I have been like the rest of the race - never quite sane in the night.
You should never trust a man who has only one way to spell a word.
The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just
I don't want no better book than what your face is.
The best of us would rather be popular than right.
Why is it that, among men, physical courage is a trait so plenteous yet moral courage is a trait so rare?
We catched fish, and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness. It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars, and we didnâ€™t ever feel like talking loud, and it warnâ€™t often that we laughed, only a kind of low chuckle.
The higher animals get their teeth without pain or inconvenience. Man gets his through months and months of cruel torture; he will never get a set which can really be depended on 'till a dentist makes him one.
I asked Tom if countries always apologized when they had done wrong, and he says - "Yes; the little ones does".
In all the ages the Roman Church has owned slaves, bought and sold slaves, authorized and encouraged her children to trade in them. . . . There were the texts; there was no mistaking their meaning; . . . she was doing in all this thing what the Bible had mapped out for her to do. So unassailable was
Frankenstein took some flesh and bones and blood and made a man out of them; the man ran away and fell to raping and robbing and murdering everywhere, and Frankenstein was horrified and in despair, and said, I made him, without asking his consent, and it makes me responsible for every crime he commi
All generalizations are false, including this one. Mark Twai
The secret of getting ahead is getting started
There has been much tragedy in my life; at least half of it actually happened.
We have to be despised by somebody whom we regard as above us, or we are not happy; we have to have somebody to worship and envy,or we cannot be content. In America we manifest this in all the ancient and customary ways. In public we scoff at titles and hereditary privilege, but privately we hanker