Ignorance is not, not knowing something. It is knowing what isn't so.
The introduction of homeopathy forced the old school doctor to stir around and learn something of a rational nature about his business. You may honestly feel grateful that homeopathy survived the attempts of the allopaths to destroy it.
Every one knew he could foretell wars and famines, though that was not so hard, for there was always a war, and generally a famine somewhere.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
It is strange the way the ignorant and inexperienced so often and so undeservedly succeed when the informed and the experienced fail.
Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.
Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
When all is said and done, the one sole condition that makes spiritual happiness and preserves it is the absence of doubt.
A man may have no bad habits and have worse
Truth is stranger than fiction-to some people, but I am measurably familiar with it.
You can go to heaven if you want. I'd rather stay in Bermuda.
I am dead to adverbs; they cannot excite me. To misplace an adverb is a thing which I am able to do with frozen indifference; it can never give me a pang. There are subtleties which I cannot master at all - they confuse me, they mean absolutely nothing to me - and this adverb plague is one of them.
All war must be just the killing of strangers against whom you feel no personal animosity; strangers whom, in other circumstances, you would help if you found them in trouble, and who would help you if you needed it.
I am not an economist. I am an honest man!
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. Mark T
Demagogue--a vessel containing beer and other liquids.
That is their way, those plagues, those scientists - peg, peg, peg - dig, dig, dig - plod, plod, plod. I wish I could catch a cargo of them for my place; it would be an economy. Yes, for years, you see. They never give up. Patience, hope, faith, perseverance; it is the way of all the breed.
I said there was but one solitary thing about the past worth remembering, and that was the fact that it is past-can't be restored.
If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way. Mark T
Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
In the real world, nothing happens at the right place at the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to correct that.
A crowded police docket is the surest of all signs that trade is brisk and money plenty.
If we learned to walk and talk the way we learn to read and write, everyone would limp and stutter.
Whenever he was out of luck and a little down-hearted, he would fall to mourning over the loss of a wonderful cat he used to own (for where women and children are not, men of kindly impulses take up with pets, for they must love something)
When politics enter into municipal government, nothing resulting therefrom in the way of crimes and infamies is then incredible. It actually enables one to accept and believe the impossible...
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
The altar cloth of one aeon is the doormat of the next.
The convention missionaries call "modesty" has no standard, and cannot have one, because it is opposed to nature and reason and is therefore an artificiality and subject to anybody's whim - anybody's diseased caprice.
It will take mind and memory months and possibly years to gather together the details, and thus learn and know the whole extent of the loss.
Being rich ain't what it's cracked up to be. It's just worry and worry, and sweat and sweat, and a-wishing you was dead all the time.