The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane. Mark Twai
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.
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.
What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.
Many of the cemeteries are beautiful, and are kept in perfect order. When one goes from the levee or the business streets [of New Orleans] to it, to a cemetery, he observes to himself that if those people down there would live as neatly while they are alive as they do after they are dead, they would
The truth hurts, but silence kills.
We all do no end of feeling, and we mistake it for thinking.
I do not like an injurious lie, except when it injures somebody else.
Do something everyday that you don't want to do.
Men are more compassionate/(nobler)/magnanimous/generous than God; for men forgive their dead, but God does not.
Every man is a moon; he has a side no one sees.
A little lie can travel half way 'round the world while Truth is still lacing up her boots.
I was born modest; not all over, but in spots.
When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. See what happens when you "know it all", at any stage of life? Farther down the track you may see clearly how certain perso
Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself.
Sometimes my feelings are so hot that I have to take the pen and put them out on paper to keep them from setting me afire inside; then all that ink and labor are wasted because I can't print the results
The average American may not know who his grandfather was. But the American was, however, one degree better off than the average Frenchman who, as a rule, was in considerable doubt as to who his father was.
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. Mark Twai
Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish.
We are always hearing of people who are around seeking after the Truth. I have never seen a (permanent) specimen. I think he has never lived. But I have seen several entirely sincere people who thought they were (permanent) Seekers after the Truth. They sought diligently, persistently, carefully, ca
That is the way we are made: we don't reason, where we feel; we just feel.
I have seen an entire family lifted out of poverty and into affluence by the simple boon of a broken leg. I have had people come to me on crutches, with tears in their eyes, to bless this beneficient institution. In all my experiences of life, I have seen nothing so seraphic as the look that comes i
As to the adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.
I was born with Halley's Comet and I expect to die upon its return
Out of the depths of my happy heart wells a great tide of love and prayer for this priceless treasure that is confided to my lifelong keeping. You cannot see its waves as they flow toward you, darling, but in these lines you will hear...the distant beating of its surf.
Seasickness: at first you are so sick you are afraid you will die, and then you are so sick you are afraid you won't die.
The Germans are exceedingly fond of Rhine wines; they are put up in tall, slender bottles, and are considered a pleasant beverage. One tells them from vinegar by the label.
Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought.
Human Beings are the only animals that blush, or need to.
Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals.