Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
The pitifulest thing out is a mob; that's what an army is--a mob; they don't fight with courage that's born in them, but with courage that's borrowed from their mass, and from their officers. But a mob without any MAN at the head of it is BENEATH pitifulness.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. Mark T
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. Mark T
If you want to change the future, you must change what you're doing in the present.
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...
Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.
It takes some little time to accept and realize the fact that while you have been growing old, your friends have not been standing still, in that matter.
Guides cannot master the subtleties of the American joke.
You can't reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.
Chastity - you can carry it too far.
The inability to forget is far more devastating than the inability to remember.
Figures don't lie, but liars figure.
The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Mark T
Man is the only animal that deals in that atorcity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind.
If there is one thing that will make a man peculiarly and insufferable self-conceited, it is to have his stomach behave itself, the first day at sea, when nearly all his comrades are seasick.
That's just the way: a person does a low-down thing, and then he don't want to take no consequences of it. Thinks as long as he can hide it, it ain't no disgrace.
Blasphemy? No, it is not blashphemy. If God is as vast as that, he is above blasphemy; if he is as little as that, He is beneath it.
I have never examined the subject of humor until now. I am surprised to find how much ground it covers. I have got its divisions and frontiers down on a piece of paper. I find it defined as a production of the brain, as the power of the brain to produce something humorous, and the capacity of percie
We had a sunset of a very fine sort. The vast plain of the sea was marked off in bands of sharply-contrasted colors: great stretches of dark blue, others of purple, others of polished bronze; the billowy mountains showed all sorts of dainty browns and greens, blues and purples and blacks, and the ro
It used to be a good hotel, but that proves nothing - I used to be a good boy.
Until I came to New Mexico, I never realized how much beauty water adds to a river.
That optimist of yours is always ready to turn hell's backyard into a play-ground.
Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.
Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven & hell & I have only a vague curiosity about one of those.
Don't let schooling interfere with your education. Mark T
Adam and Eve entered the world naked and unashamed - naked and pure-minded. And no descendant of theirs has ever entered it otherwise. All have entered it naked, unashamed, and clean in mind. They entered it modest. They had to acquire immodesty in the soiled mind, there was no other way to get it.
I can understand German as well as the maniac that invented it, but I talk it best through an interpreter.