I thoroughly believe that any man who's got anything worthwhile to say will be heard if he only says it often enough.

-Mark Twain
Mark Twain

As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.

Mark Twain
Don't look at the world with your hands in your pockets. To write about it you have to reach out and touch it.
Mark Twain

I have always been rather better treated in San Francisco than I actually deserved.

Mark Twain
In forgiving, people are not being asked to forget. On the contrary, it is important to remember, so that we should not let such atrocities happen again. Forgiveness does not mean condoning what has been done. It means taking what happened seriously...drawing out the sting in the memory that threatens our entire existence.
Mark Twain

I always take Scotch whiskey at night as a preventive of toothache. I have never had the toothache; and what is more, I never intend to have it.

Mark Twain
A jackass has that kind of strength, and puts it to a useful purpose, and is valuable to the world because he is a jackass; but anobleman is not valuable because he is a jackass. It is a mixture that is always ineffectual, and should never have been attempted in the first place. And yet, once you start a mistake, the trouble is done and you never know what is going to come of it.
Mark Twain

No man has an appreciation so various that his judgment is good upon all varieties of literary work.

Mark Twain
But they (the infantry) had no use for boys of twelve and thirteen, and before I had a chance in another war, the desire to kill people to whom I had not been introduced had passed away.
Mark Twain

If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.

Mark Twain
Good fathers not only tell us how to live, they show us.