The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.
In the small town of Hannibal, Missouri, when I was a boy, everybody was poor, but didn't know it; and everybody was comfortable and did know it.
A wise man does not waste so good a commodity as lying for naught.
How stunning are the changes which age makes in a man while he sleeps!
There is no such thing as a new idea. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope.
I respect a man who knows how to spell a word more than one way.
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
Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.
It is easier for a cannibal to enter the Kingdom of Heaven through the eye of a rich man's needle that it is for any other foreigner to read the terrible German script.
One is apt to overestimate beauty when it is rare
Worrying is like paying a debt you don't owe.
To eat is human, to digest, divine
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
It may be called the Master Passion, the hunger for self-approval.
when you recollect something which belonged in an earlier chapter, do not go back, but jam it in where you are . Discursiveness does not hurt an autobiography in the least.
Prediction is difficult- particularly when it involves the future.
Man never creates, he only recombines the lines and colors of his own existance.
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.
The moral sense enables one to perceive morality, and avoid it. The immoral sense enables one to perceive immorality and enjoy it.
[Do you worry unnecessarily about the future? Remember most fears are just False Evidence Appearing Real. Don't let unfounded fears rob you of the joys of life or you too will say...] There has been much tragedy in my life; [and] at least half of it actually happened.
There is this trouble about special providences namely, there is so often a doubt as to which party was intended to be the beneficiary. In the case of the children, the bears, and the prophet, the bears got more real satisfaction out of the episode than the prophet did, because they got the children
I was dead for millions of years before I was born and it never inconvenienced me a bit.
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. Mark T
But death was sweet, death was gentle, death was kind; death healed the bruised spirit and the broken heart, and gave them rest and forgetfulness; death was manâ€™s best friend; when man could endure life no longer, death came and set him free.
The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession.
These peopleÂ´s God has shown them by a million acts that he respects none of the BibleÂ´s statues. He breaks every one of them himself, adultery and all.
Now what I contend is that my body is my own, at least I have always so regarded it. If I do harm through my experimenting with it, it is I who suffer, not the state.
One frequently only finds out how really beautiful a women is, until after considerable acquaintance with her.
Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
Dates are hard to remember because they consist of figures; figures are monotonously unstriking in appearance, and they don't take hold, they form no pictures, and so they give the eye no chance to help. Pictures are the thing. Pictures can make dates stick.