A sincere compliment is always grateful to a lady, so long as you don't try to knock her down with it.
So much blood has been shed by the Church because of an omission from the Gospel: "Ye shall be indifferent as to what your neighbor's religion is." Not merely tolerant of it, but indifferent to it. Divinity is claimed for many religions; but no religion is great enough or divine enough to add that n
The two Testaments are interesting, each in its own way. The Old one gives us a picture of these people's Deity as he was before he got religion, the other one gives us a picture of him as he appeared afterward.
This is the only sane clerical the earthquake has exposed to view yet.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. 1
My land, the power of training! Of influence! Of education! It can bring a body up to believe anything.
If you should rear a duck in the heart of the Sahara, no doubt it would swim if you brought it to the Nile.
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.
Unexpected money is a delight. The same sum is a bitterness when you expected more.
Labor in loneliness is irksome.
Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Most of the things I worried about in life never happened.
This is a Christian country. Why, so is hell. Inasmuch as Strait is the way and narrow is the gate, and few - few - are they that enter in thereat has had the natural effect of making hell the only really prominent Christian community in any of the worlds; but we don't brag of this and certainly it
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.
In religion and politics peopleâ€™s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were no
Every inventor is a crackpot until his idea succeeds.
He is now rising from affluence to poverty. Mark Twai
The proverb says, "Born lucky, always lucky," and I am very superstitious. As a small boy I was notoriously lucky. It was usual for one or two of our lads (per annum) to get drowned in the Mississippi or in Bear Creek, but I was pulled out in a 2/3 drowned condition 9 times before I learned to swim,
Use the right word, not its second cousin.
What's the use you learning to do right , when it's troublesome to do right and it ain't no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?
Some people bring joy wherever they go, and some people bring joy whenever they go.
First catch your Boer, then kick him.
Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one. Mark T
Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
I find no change of consequence in grown people, I do not miss the dead. It does not surprise me to hear that this friend or that friend died at such and such a time, because I fully expected that sort of news. But somehow I had made no calculation on the infants. It never occurred to me that infant
Be virtuous and you will be eccentric.
Tell the truth or trump-but get the trick.
For England must not fall: it would mean an inundation of Russian & German political degradations which would envelop the globe & steep it in a sort of Middle-Age night & slaverly which would last till Christ comes again - which I hope he will not do; he made trouble enough before.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
Happiness ain't a thing in itself -it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant. And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain't happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh.