In God We Trust. I don't believe it would sound any better if it were true.

-Mark Twain
Mark Twain

It is easy to make plans in this world; even a cat can do it; and when one is out in those remote oceans it is noticeable that a cat's plans and a man's are worth about the same. There is much the same shrinkage in both, in the matter of values.

Mark Twain
My mind changes often ... People who have no mind can easily be steadfast and firm, but when a man is loaded down to the guards with it, as I am, every heavy sea of foreboding or inclination, maybe of indolence, shifts the cargo.
Mark Twain

I do see that there is an argument against suicide: the grief of the worshipers left behind, the awful famine in their hearts, these are too costly terms for the release.

Mark Twain
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. Mark T
Mark Twain

Are you so unobservant as not to have found out that sanity and happiness are an impossible combination?

Mark Twain
Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
Mark Twain

Cooper's art has some defects. In one place in 'Deerslayer,' and in the restricted space of two-thirds of a page, Cooper has scored 114 offences against literary art out of a possible 115. It breaks the record.

Mark Twain
A lie can make it half way around the world before the truth has time to put its boots on.
Mark Twain

There are two things nobody should ever have to watch being made, sausage and laws.

Mark Twain
Enthusiasm is caught, not taught.