I don't believe any of you have ever read Paradise Lost, and you don't want to. That's something that you just want to take on trust. It's a classic ... something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark T
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
Life is short. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly and love truly.
What is the chief end of man?-to get rich. In what way?-dishonestly if we can; honestly if we must. Who is God, the one and only true? Money is God. Gold and Greenbacks and Stock-father, son, and ghosts of same, three persons in one; These are the true and only God, mighty and supreme.
The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Mark Twai
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
I don't want my girl to be so skinny she can knife me with her knee.
The man who is ostentatious of his modesty is twin to the statue that wears a fig-leaf.
Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.
The average man is what his environment and his superstitions have made him; and their function is to make him an ass. He can't add up three or four new circumstances together and perceive what they mean; it is beyond him. He is not capable of observing for himself; he has to get everything at secon
Why is it that, among men, physical courage is a trait so plenteous yet moral courage is a trait so rare?
Well, Ben Rogers, if I was as ignorant as you I wouldn't let on.
I try never to let my schooling get in the way of my education.
...and last but not least, reflecting my feelings on proofreading...excuse any pages on my websites that have misspelled words or grammatical errors...I'm not a proofreader of any great merit.
What is it that strikes a spark of humor from a man? It is the effort to throw off, to fight back the burden of grief that is laid on each one of us. In youth we don't feel it, but as we grow to manhood we find the burden on our shoulders. Humor? It is nature's effort to harmonize conditions. The fu
There are too many stars in some places and not enough in others.
Custom is petrification, nothing but dynamite can dislodge it for a century.
God made all the animals in a single day; he could have swept them all away in the flood and re-created them in one day when they were again needed. Therefore it was an odd idea to save specimens of them for eleven months in the ark, whilst aware that eight persons could not feed or water them by an
Only when a republic's life is in danger should a man uphold his government when it is wrong. There is no other time.
[On Dutch flat poetry]: It is too smooth and blubbery; it reads like butter-milk gurgling from a jug.
One day man by the slow processes of evolution shall develop into something really fine and high - some billions of years hence, say.
Some authorities hold that the young ought not to lie at all. That, of course, is putting it rather stronger than necessary; still, while I cannot go quite so far as that, I do maintain, and I believe I am right, that the young ought to be temperate in the use of this great art until practice and ex
Every man is wholly honest to himself and to God, but not to any one else.
It was on the 10th day of May - 1884 - that I confessed to age by mounting spectacles for the first time, and in the same hour I renewed my youth, to outward appearance, by mounting a bicycle for the first time. The spectacles stayed on.
Creed and opinion change with time, and their symbols perish; but Literature and its temples are sacred to all creeds and inviolate.
Faith is believing things you know aint true
Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold. Mark Twai
How lovely is death; and how niggardly it is doled out.
I have been an author for 20 years and an ass for 55.