A mighty porterhouse steak an inch and a half thick, hot and sputtering from the griddle; dusted with fragrant pepper; enriched with little melting bits of butter of the most impeachable freshness and genuineness; the precious juices of the meat trickling out and joining the gravy, archipelagoed wit
One holds a bottle of red wine by the neck, a woman by the waist, and a bottle of champagne by the derriere.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
I bring you this stately matron named Christendom, returning bedraggled, besmirched, and dishonored from pirate raids in Kiao-Chow, Manchuria, South Africa, and the Phillipines, with her soul full of meanness, her pocket full of boodle, and her mouth full of pious hypocrisies. Give her soap and a to
That is the way of the scientist. He will spend thirty years in building up a mountain range of facts with the intent to prove a certain theory; then he is so happy with his achievement that as a rule he overlooks the main chief fact of all-that all his accumulation proves an entirely different thin
It put our energies to sleep and made visionaries of us - dreamers and indolent... It is good to begin life poor; it is good to begin life rich - these are wholesome; but to begin it prospectively rich! The man who has not experienced it cannot imagine the curse of it.
Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. So many look to eradicate fear from their lives, when that is an impossible task. You can certainly experience moments in absence of fear, however accept that fear will be with you whenever you are in the process of living creativ
from the beginning of my sojourn in this world there was a persistent vacancy in me where the industry ought to be. (Ought to was is better, perhaps, though the most of the authorities differ as to this.
Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.
Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it. Mark T
Every person is a book, each year a chapter,
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. Mark Twai
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain
Adam was the author of sin, and I wish he had taken out an international copyright on it.
When your watch gets out of order you have choice of two things to do: throw it in the fire or take it to the watch-tinker. The former is the quickest.
One mustn't criticize other people on grounds where he can't stand perpendicular himself
[Patriotism] ...is a word which always commemorates a robbery. There isn't a foot of land in the world which doesn't represent the ousting and re-ousting of a longline of successive "owners" who each in turn, as "patriots" with proud swelling hearts defended it against the next gang of "robbers" who
The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people, but if we tried to shut up the insane we should run out of building materials.
Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.
These are the true and only God, mighty and supreme.
Always obey your parents. When they are present. This is the best policy in the long run. Because if you don't, they will make you. Most parents think they know better than you do, and you can generally make more by humoring that superstition than you can by acting on your own better judgment.
Evolution is a blind giant who rolls a snowball down a hill. The ball is made of flakes-circumstances. They contribute to the mass without knowing it. They adhere without intention, and without foreseeing what is to result. When they see the result they marvel at the monster ball and wonder how the
A clean desk is a sign of a cluttered desk drawer.
Modesty died when clothes were born.
If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape? No, it is better to be generous, and in the end more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us, and love.
Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.
Note that venerable proverb: Children and fools always speak the truth. The deduction is plain: adults and wise persons never speak it.