A conspiracy is nothing but a secret agreement of a number of men for the pursuance of policies which they dare not admit in public
Tell me about a person's family, friends, and community, and I'll tell you what his opinions are.
If one is honest there is no need to remember.
I don't believe any of you have ever read Paradise Lost, and you don't want to. That's something that you just want to take on trust. It's a classic ... something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
There was no place in the land where the seeker could not find some small budding sign of pity for the slave. No place in all the land but one - the pulpit. It yielded last; it always does. It fought a strong and stubborn fight, and then did what it always does, joined the procession - at the tail e
Conscience, man's moral medicine chest.
School gets in the way of my learning.
Do one thing every day you don't want to do.
The past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.
My father and I were always on the most distant terms when I was a boy--a sort of armed neutrality, so to speak. At irregular intervals this neutrality was broken, and suffering ensued; but I will be candid enough to say that the breaking and the suffering were always divided up with strict impartia
Not a single right is indestructible: a new might can at any time abolish it, hence, man possesses not a single permanent right. God is Might (and He is shifty, malicious, and uncertain).
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
To believe yourself brave is to be brave; it is the one only essential thing.
No real estate is permanently valuable but the grave.
And I urge upon you this - which I think is wisdom - if you find you can't make seventy by any but an uncomfortable road, don't you go.
The low level which commercial morality has reached in America is deplorable. We have humble God fearing Christian men among us who will stoop to do things for a million dollars that they ought not to be willing to do for less than 2 millions.
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
There is more real pleasure to be gotten out of a malicious act, where your heart is in it, than out of thirty acts of a nobler sort.
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. Mark Twai
When I take up one of Jane Austen's books ... I feel like a barkeep entering the kingdom of heaven. I know what his sensation would be and his private comments. He would not find the place to his taste, and he would probably say so.
Nothing helps scenery like bacon and eggs.
More than once I have been humiliated by my resemblance to God the father; He is always longing for the love of His children and trying to get it on the cheapest and laziest terms He can invent.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.
Most of the things I worried about in life never happened.
There has never been a Protestant boy nor a Protestant girl whose mind the Bible has not soiled.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' but that ain't no matter. That book was made by a Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly.
Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know.
It's not as bad as it sounds.
Look at the mother of Washington! She raised a boy that could not tell a lie--could not tell a lie! But he never had any chance. It might have been different if he had belonged to the Washington Newspaper Correspondents' Club