An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it.

-Mark Twain
Mark Twain

Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.

Mark Twain
Life is but a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream.
Mark Twain

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.

Mark Twain
The lack of money is the root of all evil. Mark T
Mark Twain

On with the dance, let the joy be unconfined.

Mark Twain
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twai
Mark Twain

You thunder and lightning too much; the reader ceases to get under the bed, by and by.

Mark Twain
My land, the power of training! Of influence! Of education! It can bring a body up to believe anything.
Mark Twain

As by the fires of experience, so by commission of crime you learn real morals. Commit all crimes, familiarize yourself with all sins, take them in rotation (there are only two or three thousand of them), stick to it, commit two or three every day, and by and by you will be proof against them. When you are through you will be proof against all sins and morally perfect. You will be vaccinated against every possible commission of them. This is the only way.

Mark Twain
He had an uncommon fondness for cats. As an old man summering in New Hampshire, Twain even rented kittens from a nearby farm to keep him company until he returned home. "If man could be crossed with the cat," said Twain, "it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat." There's always something about your success that displeases even your best friends.