I believe I have no prejudices whatsoever. All I need to know is that a man is a member of the human race. That's bad enough for me.

-Mark Twain
Mark Twain

Supposing is good, but finding out is better.

Mark Twain
A banker is somebody who lends you an umbrella & takes it away as soon as it starts raining.
Mark Twain

It is so unsatisfactory to read a noble passage and have no one you love at hand to share the happiness with you. And it is unsatisfactory to read to one's self anyhow - for the uttered voice so heightens the expression.

Mark Twain
Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all.
Mark Twain

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.

Mark Twain
The funniest things are the forbidden.
Mark Twain

Those who do not read have no advantage over those who cannot read.

Mark Twain
...mastery of the art and spirit of the Germanic language enables a man to travel all day in one sentence without changing cars.
Mark Twain

The business aspects of the Fourth of July is not perfect as it stands. See what it costs us every year with loss of life, the crippling of thousands with its fireworks, and the burning down of property. It is not only sacred to patriotism and universal freedom, but to the surgeon, the undertaker, the insurance offices - and they are working it for all it is worth.

Mark Twain
If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.