Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.

-Mark Twain
Mark Twain

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

Mark Twain
All good things arrive unto them that wait - and don't die in the meantime.
Mark Twain

Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement.

Mark Twain
Some things you can't find out; but you will never know you can't by guessing and supposing: no, you have to be patient and go on experimenting until you find out that you can't find out.
Mark Twain

All large political doctrines are rich in difficult problems - problems that are quite above the average citizen's reach. And that is not strange, since they are also above the reach of the ablest minds in the country; after all the fuss and all the talk, not one of those doctrines has been conclusively proven to be the right one and the best.

Mark Twain
There was never a century nor a country that was short of experts who knew the Deity's mind and were willing to reveal it.
Mark Twain

We were surprised how closely the cuckoo imitated the clock-and yet, of course, it could never have heard a clock.

Mark Twain
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal. Mark Twai
Mark Twain

Man is the only Patriot. He sets himself apart in his own country, under his own flag, and sneers at the other nations, and keeps multitudinous uniformed assassins on hand at heavy expense to grab slices of other people's countries, and keep them from grabbing slices of his. And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for the universal brotherhood of man - with his mouth.

Mark Twain
One must keep one's character. Earn a character first if you can, and if you can't, then assume one.