When one has tasted watermelons, one knows what angels eat. It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve took; we know it because she repented.
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.
He had the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces.
Tell the truth or trump-but get the trick.
When one's character begins to fall under suspicion and disfavor, how swift, then, is the work of disintegration and destruction.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.
I think the Cincinnati Enquirer must be edited by children.
I was standing in our dining-room thinking of nothing in particular, when a cablegram was put into my hand. It said, 'Susy was peacefully released today.' It is one of the mysteries of our nature that a man, all unprepared, can receive a thunder-stroke like that and live.
Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know.
You may say organize, organize, organize; but there may be so much organization that it will interfere with the work to be done.
The ordinary chestnut can beget a sickly and reluctant laugh, but it takes a horse chestnut to fetch the gorgeous big horse-laugh.
A dollar picked up in the road is more satisfaction to you than the ninety-and -nine which you had to work for, and money won at faro or in stock snuggles into your heart in the same way.
You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can't forget. Those are your 'friends
The first time a student realizes that a little learning is a dangerous thing is when he brings home a poor report card.
The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession.
The election makes me think of a story of a man who was dying. He had only two minutes to live, so he sent for a clergyman and asked him, "Where is the best place to go to?" He was undecided about it. So the minister told him that each place had its advantages--heaven for climate, and hell for socie
You may have noticed that the less I know about a subject the more confidence I have, and the more new light I throw on it.
I said there was nothing so convincing to an Indian as a general massacre. If he could not approve of the massacre, I said the next surest thing for an Indian was soap and education. Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run; because a half-massacre
Some of the worst things in my life never even happened.
The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.
My interest in my work dies a sudden and violent death when the work is done.
All gods are better than their reputation.
Always tell the truth. That way you don't have to remember what you said.
I simply can't resist a cat, particularly a purring one.
[Do you worry unnecessarily about the future? Remember most fears are just False Evidence Appearing Real. Don't let unfounded fears rob you of the joys of life or you too will say...] There has been much tragedy in my life; [and] at least half of it actually happened.
Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it. Mark T
Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
I would not rob you of your food or your clothes or your umbrella, but if I caught your German out I would take it. But I don't study any more,- I have given it up.
I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.