I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey. I believe that whenever a human being, of even the highest intelligence and culture, delivers an opinion upon a matter apart from his particular and especial line of interest, training and experience, it will
To be a patriot, one had to say, and keep on saying, "Our Country, right or wrong," and urge on the little war. Have you not perceived that that phrase is an insult to the nation?
Concentration of power in a political machine is bad; and an Established Church is only a political machine; it was invented for that; it is nursed, cradled, preserved for that; it is an enemy to human liberty, and does no good which it could not better do in a split-up and scattered condition.
Every time I reform in one direction I go overboard in another.
Don't use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.
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.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
It is no use to keep private information which you can't show off.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
Man is kind enough when he is not excited by religion
A man who keeps company with glaciers comes to feel tolerably insignificiant by and by. The Alps and the glaciers together are able to take every bit of conceit out of a man and reduce his self-importance to zero if he will only remain within the influence of their sublime presence long enough to gi
They say that you can't live by bread alone, but I can live on compliments.
One holds a bottle of red wine by the neck, a woman by the waist, and a bottle of champagne by the derriere.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
The secret to success: find out where people are going and get there first
Laughter without a tinge of philosophy is but a sneeze of humor. Genuine humor is replete with wisdom.
Once you've put one of his [Henry James] books down, you simply can't pick it up again.
Every man is a moon and has a side which he turns toward nobody: you have to slip around behind it if you want to see it.
Optimist: day dreamer more elegantly spelled. Mark T
I never smoke to excess - that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time. Mark T
Heroine: Girl in a book who is saved from drowning by a hero and marries him next week, but if it was to be over again ten years later it is likely she would rather have a life-belt and he would rather have her have it. Hero: Person in a book who does things which he can't and girl marries him for i
I am persuaded that the world has been tricked into adopting some false and most pernicious notions about consistency - and to such a degree that the average man has turned the rights and wrongs of things entirely around and is proud to be "consistent," unchanging, immovable, fossilized, where it sh
If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it.
How lucky Adam was. He knew when he said a good thing, nobody had said it before.
Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. Mark Twai
Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to. Mark Twai
Ignorance is not, not knowing something. It is knowing what isn't so.
You can't make a life over. Society wouldn't let you if you would.
It is the CreatorÂ´s Grand Army, and he is the Commander-in-Chief... With these facts before you, now try to guess manÂ´s chiefest pet name for this ferocious Commander-in-Chief? I will save you the trouble but you must not laugh. It is Our Father in Heaven.